12:36 AM EST, Tue February 21, 2017
  • 11 Total Stories
  • 4 Stories Last 12 Hrs
  • 5 Stories Last 24 Hrs
  • 1 Sources

Pirates A.M. — McCutchen’s uneasy start to spring training

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Wearing a grey hoodie and black cap, Andrew McCutchen met with reporters for about 15 minutes this morning after arriving at Pirate City. McCutchen had a turbulent offseason — he was the subject of trade talks, particularly during the winter meetings in December, then lost his job in center […]
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 18, 2017

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: D-backs, Bucs, Jays, Yanks, Cards

This week in baseball blogs: Call To The Pen observes that the Diamondbacks might have to consider making monumental trades soon. The Point of Pittsburgh is frustrated with Pirates general manager Neal Huntington’s refusal to pay the necessary price to acquire White Sox left-hander Jose Quintana. BP Toronto checks in on how well members of…
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 18, 2017

NL Notes: Brewers, Pirates, Diamondbacks

Brewers left fielder Ryan Braun revealed Saturday that he made one change to his no-trade clause during the offseason, though he didn’t offer details, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The only teams to which Braun couldn’t block a trade in 2016 were the Angels, Diamondbacks, Dodgers, Giants, Marlins and Padres. He nearly…
Call to the Pen Feb 19, 2017

Dodgers History: Dodgers Sign Roberto Clemente

Roberto Clemente was one of the all time great players in MLB history with the Pittsburgh Pirates. However, the Pirates were not his original franchise, as Clemente signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers on this day in 1954. Even before he played in the Majors, Roberto Clemente was a highly sought after commodity. Quite a few teams […] Dodgers History: Dodgers Sign Roberto Clemente - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
TalkingChop Feb 19, 2017
Sean Rodriguez talks to media about car crash, says he is ‘grateful’

Sean Rodriguez talks to media about car crash, says he is ‘grateful’

The car crash that caused a season-threatening injury to Sean Rodriguez was the topic of conversation when he talked to media at Spring Training Sunday When the Braves signed Sean Rodriguez this offseason, he appeared to be in line for a ton of at-bats while providing a sort of super utility presence on the Braves roster. After a strong season for the Pirates, many Braves fans saw him as a solution to some of the problems the team had in the infield in terms of consistency. Unfortunately, real life gave us a reminder that all things are fleeting and that there are certainly more important...
Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/20/17

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/20/17

Niese signs MiLB deal; Gardner is longest-tenured Yankee; MLBPA boss talks Betances/Levine; Frazier’s hair is long but compliant MLB Trade Rumors | Mark Polishuk: The Yankees have agreed to a minor league deal with veteran lefty Jon Niese. The deal is pending a physical, but Niese is viewed by the team as both a starter and a reliever. A long time staple in the Mets’ rotation, Niese spent the first half of last year with the Pirates after ultimately being traded back to the Mets. Niese is coming off of arthroscopic surgery on a torn left meniscus, but can possibly provide Joe Girardi...
MLB Daily Dish 15 hours ago
Yankees sign Jon Niese to minor-league deal

Yankees sign Jon Niese to minor-league deal

The lefty is heading back to New York, but in a different borough this time. The Yankees are set to sign left-handed pitcher Jon Niese to a minor-league contract, reports Joel Sherman of the New York Daily Post. The deal is pending a physical A former Met, Niese had an injury-riddled 2016, splitting the season between Pittsburgh and New York. The Mets dealt the 30-year old to the Pirates last winter in exchange for Neil Walker. The southpaw was less than enthused by the move and had some parting comments for the Mets that left many wondering if he’d burned his bridge back to Queens....
MLB Trade Rumors 12 hours ago

Bob Nutting On Huntington, Hurdle, McCutchen, Pirates’ 2016 Performance

Pirates owner Bob Nutting spoke to reporters, including the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Biertempfel, Monday morning. Here’s some of what Nutting had to say. Nutting says he is not overly concerned at this point about potential contract extensions for GM Neal Huntington or manager Clint Hurdle, although he adds that he considers them “tremendous talents” and…
MLB Trade Rumors 5 hours ago

MLBTR Poll: Pending Free Agent Extension Candidates

It’s fairly typical to see several free-agents-to-be strike new contracts with their present organizations during Spring Training (or shortly thereafter). Last year, for instance, we saw Adrian Beltre (Rangers), Stephen Strasburg (Nationals), and Francisco Cervelli (Pirates) land long-term deals just at the start of the 2016 season, reflecting negotiations that took place over the winter.…
KFFL Feb 17, 2017

Pirates | Tony Watson loses arbitration case

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tony Watson lost his arbitration case and is scheduled to make $5.6 ...

Related Player News