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MLB Trade Rumors 18 hours ago

Camp Battles: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates, due to a fairly strong group of young players and to a long string of multi-year contracts for their core hitters (including Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart, John Jaso, David Freese, Josh Harrison and Jung Ho Kang) have a limited number of jobs available in camp this year. It…
Viva El Birdos 21 hours ago
Cardinals news and notes: Kolten Wong, the Pirates, and a great escape

Cardinals news and notes: Kolten Wong, the Pirates, and a great escape

Here’s a bunch of stuff about things So how about that week, right? The temperature reached the seventies in St. Louis every day! This is wild and crazy and I choose not to look at the temperature for today, because precedent has already established that the temperature will reach 70. So why bother? This is today’s in meteorology with John J. Fleming. Here’s the baseball articles we had yesterday. I compared the 2017 St. Louis Cardinals to the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates. They are close teams in terms of overall quality but I do ultimately declare that I think one is a little bit better....
Call to the Pen Feb 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon Are Keys to Contending

As the Pittsburgh Pirates look to rebound in 2017, the health and performance of their two most talented starting pitchers is vital to any potential success. The Pittsburgh Pirates reached the MLB postseason in three straight seasons from 2013-15. But last year the club finished five games below the .500 mark in third place in […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon Are Keys to Contending - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Outside Pitch Feb 14, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates President releases statement on Jung-Ho Kang

With Spring Training finally underway, the Pittsburgh Pirates are readying for what can potentially be a very exciting year. However, as they start the team workouts, one player will be noticeably missing. Third baseman, Jung-Ho Kang, who has been such an integral part of the offense, will not be joining the Pirates. Kang is currently […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates President releases statement on Jung-Ho Kang appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three storylines to look out for in Spring Training

Fans, get your gloves out, iron your jerseys, and ready the face paint—baseball is back. The pitchers and catchers for the Pittsburgh Pirates started arriving in Bradenton, Florida on Monday.  Position players are due to arrive on February 16th, with the first full team workout scheduled for the 17th. This will be a very interesting Spring […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates: Three storylines to look out for in Spring Training appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Call to the Pen Feb 12, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Still Willing to Move Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison

Earlier in the offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates were willing to trade both Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison. Although Spring Training is quickly approaching, both players could still be had for the right price. When the Pittsburgh Pirates put Andrew McCutchen and Josh Harrison on the block this offseason, it made sense. Free agency was not […] Pittsburgh Pirates Still Willing to Move Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Outside Pitch Feb 12, 2017

Five Pittsburgh Pirates major league players named to World Baseball Classic rosters

The 2017 World Baseball Classic will take place from March 6th through the 22nd. All the final rosters, for every country participating, were released on Wednesday. Five Pittsburgh Pirates players, on their major league roster, will take part in the tournament. With that said, these five players will be missing much of Spring Training. That said, […] The post Five Pittsburgh Pirates major league players named to World Baseball Classic rosters appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 11, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Left field

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article, we look at left fielder Gregory Polanco. Gregory Polanco Just like the other two outfielders, Gregory Polanco is changing positions in 2017. After manning right field […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Left field appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Center field

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article, we look at the new center fielder, Starling Marte. Starling Marte Starling Marte comes into the 2017 season as the new center fielder for the Pirates. He […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Center field appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 8, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Right Field

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article, we look at the new right fielder, Andrew McCutchen. Andrew McCutchen Andrew McCutchen comes into 2017 with a new fielding perspective. For the first time […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Right Field appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 7, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Third Basemen

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article, we look at the third basemen, Jung-Ho Kang, and David Freese. Jung Ho-Kang Jung Ho-Kang has been a very productive player for the Pittsburgh Pirates, in […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Third Basemen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Call to the Pen Feb 7, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen Next Up in Right Field For Pirates

With the move from center to right field, Andrew McCutchen joins an impressive trio of right fielders in Pittsburgh Pirates history. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently announced that they would change their outfield defensive alignment next season. It’s not often you see a team take the same three starting outfielders and move them all to new […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Andrew McCutchen Next Up in Right Field For Pirates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Outside Pitch Feb 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates moving Andrew McCutchen to right field. What does it mean?

Just a couple of weeks remain unitl Spring Training is upon us. After an uneventful offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going into 2017 looking much the same as 2016. However, even though the players are mostly the same, where one of them are playing on the field just changed. Longtime Pirate, Andrew McCutchen will be moving […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates moving Andrew McCutchen to right field. What does it mean? appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 6, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Shortstops

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article we look at the shortstops, Jordy Mercer and Alen Hanson. Jordy Mercer Jordy Mercer is coming off of one of his better years with the Pittsburgh […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Shortstops appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Call to the Pen Feb 5, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Jung Ho Kang Entering Treatment Facility

It has been an interesting offseason for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang, but not for the right reasons. At least he is seeking help. Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang has found himself in the news quite a bit this offseason, but not for the right reasons. He was arrested for his […] Pittsburgh Pirates Jung Ho Kang Entering Treatment Facility - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Feb 5, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Changing of the Guard with Starling Marte to Center

Andrew McCutchen has been the face of the Pirates. The former-MVP and centerfielder had a rough 2016, and may now be finding a new home in the outfield. Andrew McCutchen’s fall from grace continues in Pittsburgh. The one-time face of the franchise became the subject of trade rumors for much of the offseason. Now he […] Pittsburgh Pirates Changing of the Guard with Starling Marte to Center - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Outside Pitch Feb 3, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Second Basemen

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article we look at the second basemen, Josh Harrison and Adam Frazier. Josh Harrison Since his All-Star 2014 campaign, Josh Harrison hasn’t performed up to standard. He looked to […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Second Basemen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 2, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: First Basemen

Spring Training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. In this article we look at the first basemen, Josh Bell and John Jaso. Josh Bell Josh Bell is a rookie, going into his first full season with […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: First Basemen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Outside Pitch Feb 1, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Catchers

Spring training is almost here. For the Pittsburgh Pirates, the new season brings new hope. Therefore, it’s time to look at what we project each position player to do. Starting with the catchers, Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart. Francisco Cervelli Cervelli is starting his third season as the starting catcher for the Pirates. He has […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Season Projections: Catchers appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Call to the Pen Jan 31, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates History: Pirates Ink Paul Pettit to $100,000 Contract

Given the rules that were in place at the time, it took a lot of finagling for the Pittsburgh Pirates to sign high schooler Paul Pettit to a contract. On this day in 1950, the Pirates finally got their man. In 1950, some of the rules in baseball were a little strange when it came […] Pittsburgh Pirates History: Pirates Ink Paul Pettit to $100,000 Contract - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pirates Player News

  • 1 Gerrit Cole

    Gerrit Cole

    Pirates’ Hurdle tabs Cole as opening-day starter

  • 1 Tony Watson

    Tony Watson

    ‘Loosey-goosey’ Watson more confident in closer’s role for Pirates

  • 1 Jameson Taillon

    Jameson Taillon

    Spring training breakdown: Pirates 6, Orioles 2/Pirates 7, Rays 2

  • 1 Steven Brault

    Steven Brault

    Former Orioles farmhand Steven Brault pitches well for Pirates in exhibition

  • Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen

    Camp Battles: Pittsburgh Pirates

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