7:46 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2016
Beaver County Times 3 hours ago
Three Thoughts: Melancon shaping up as major trade chip for Pirates

Three Thoughts: Melancon shaping up as major trade chip for Pirates

Mark Melancon seems most likely to be traded next month if the Pirates fall out of contention, prospect Austin Meadows' promotion to Class AAA Indianapolis could be a signal of the beginning of the end of Andrew McCutchen's time in…
Beaver County Times 3 hours ago
NHL Draft analysis: Bjorkqvist at least a year away from turning pro

NHL Draft analysis: Bjorkqvist at least a year away from turning pro

The Penguins added five new faces to their depth chart on Saturday during rounds 2-7 of the NHL Draft in Buffalo. Here is everything you need to know about them along with thoughts from Penguins' Director of Amateur Scouting Randy…
Beaver County Times 8 hours ago
McCutchen takes out his frustrations on Dodgers rookie Maeda

McCutchen takes out his frustrations on Dodgers rookie Maeda

After going just 9-for-49 (.184) with 16 strikeouts in his previous 13 games, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of home runs Saturday night in a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.
Beaver County Times 9 hours ago

Insider: McCutchen hits two home runs as Pirates beat Dodgers 6-1

Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Jeff Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night at PNC Park for their back-to-back wins since June 7 when they swept a doubleheader…
Final: Andrew McCutchen homers twice as Pirates beat Dodgers again, 6-1

Final: Andrew McCutchen homers twice as Pirates beat Dodgers again, 6-1

PITTSBURGH – Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs and drove in four runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they handed the Dodgers a second consecutive defeat, 6-1, Saturday night at PNC Park. When the Dodgers came to town, they had won a season-high six...
Beaver County Times 14 hours ago

Penguins listen to European scouts in taking goaltender Gustavsson; add four others on day two of NHL Draft

It was pretty clear that the Penguins were heading into the draft with one idea in mind – take the best player available – and that is exactly what they did when Jim Rutherford selected goaltender Filip Gustavsson with his…
Beaver County Times 14 hours ago
Penguins ship Bennett to New Jersey for third round pick

Penguins ship Bennett to New Jersey for third round pick

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said that several teams had interest in Beau Bennett before he moved the winger on Saturday, but the Devils were the most aggressive in pushing for him. Rutherford said he was happy to give him…
Newark Star-Ledger 20 hours ago
Devils trade 3rd-round pick to Pittsburgh Penguins for Beau Bennett

Devils trade 3rd-round pick to Pittsburgh Penguins for Beau Bennett

The Devils traded one of their three third-round picks in the 2016 NHL Draft to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for Beau Bennett.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 21 hours ago
Penguins' newest goalie sees Murray as template for early success

Penguins' newest goalie sees Murray as template for early success

BUFFALO — There’s little doubt, at least for now, that Matt Murray is the Penguins’ goalie of the future.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 22 hours ago
Numerous factors led to Pirates June swoon

Numerous factors led to Pirates June swoon

When manager Clint Hurdle embraced Jeff Locke following Locke’s shutout of the Miami Marlins May 30, the Pirates were 29-21. They trailed the Chicago Cubs by a manageable 6½ games in the NL Central and held one of two NL wild-card spots. They had won six out of eight games and 11 of 15.

Penguins pick up goalie Gustavsson, rightwinger Bjorkqvist in Round 2 of NHL draft

BUFFALO, New York -- The Penguins claimed Swedish goaltender Filip Gustavsson with their first choice in the NHL draft today at the First Niagara Center.
Rule, Britannia!

Rule, Britannia!

The British people have voted to leave the European Union. I am not sure what kind of isolationist hell the Brits have in store, but suffice it to say, the Brexit has caused the global market to go into a free-fall. 
Beaver County Times Jun 24, 2016
Insider: Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' six-game win streak, 8-6

Insider: Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' six-game win streak, 8-6

Matt Joyce homered and doubled among his three hits as the Pirates beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Friday night at PNC Park, giving manager Clint Hurdle his 1,000th career victory and ending the Dodgers' six-game winning streak in the opener…
Beaver County Times Jun 24, 2016
Pirates prospect Kuhl to debut on Sunday Night Baseball as Nicasio is sent to bullpen

Pirates prospect Kuhl to debut on Sunday Night Baseball as Nicasio is sent to bullpen

The Pirates to plan to call up right-hander Chad Kuhl from Class AAA Indianapolis to start against Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw on ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball after shifting Juan Nicasio from the starting rotation to the bullpen Friday.

Friday farm report: More on Mitch Keller and newest Pirate Adam Frazier

Low-A West Virginia pitching coach Matt Ford said Wednesday that right-hander Mitch Keller is pitching like he doesn’t have injuries in the back of his mind. Forearm injuries in the past, Ford said the 20-year-old Keller now both looks and acts more confident in his pitches. “He’s believing in his stuff, he’s challenging hitters every […]

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