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Rum Bunter 11 hours ago
Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7

Over the last few weeks, we have been breaking down our top 30 Pittsburgh Pirates prospects.  Next up will be numbers 12-7, with three players who can help contribute this season, former first rounds picks, and a player the club acquired in a trade. Neal Huntington had to build up the farm system when he became the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects: Ranking 12-7 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown 16 hours ago

Are there any extension candidates on the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates?

In the early months of the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to extend one of their everyday players. Are there any candidates on the current roster who could be in line for an extension this year? To say that the Pittsburgh Pirates need to be smart with their money is an understatement....

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Beaver County Times 14 hours ago
Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

Steven Brault and Tyler Glasnow remain the other two primary options for Huntington as the fifth starter, with Chad Kuhl having an “inside track” on the fourth starter spot. There also exists an opportunity for the team to use a…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 19 hours ago

Jung Ho Kang won't be ready for opening day, Pirates GM says

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Asked about whether it is reasonable to rule out Jung Ho Kang for opening day, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said, “We’re pretty much there.”
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 20 hours ago

Pirates pitcher Tyler Webb has never been to a professional sporting event

BRADENTON, Fla. — It wasn’t until his college days at South Carolina that Tyler Webb realized he was an outlier. While teammates talked about their stashes of ticket stubs and autographs, Webb admitted he had never attended a major professional sports contest.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 22 hours ago

Elias Diaz, Edgar Santana among Pirates roster moves

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates optioned or reassigned nine players, including reliever Edgar Santana and catcher Elias Diaz, Thursday morning. 

Pirates A.M. — Reading tea leaves

Story: Rob Biertempfel/Photos: Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — Keep an eye on the pitching assignments and performances the next few days. There will be signals — some being only small and some will end up as false flags — about the shape of the opening day rotation. Drew Hutchison starts today v the Red Sox. Tomorrow, …
Beaver County Times Mar 23, 2017
Pirates corner infielder John Jaso getting reps at third base

Pirates corner infielder John Jaso getting reps at third base

With the Pirates' situation at third base less settled, John Jaso is taking the field at third base. If only he could get a ball hit his way.

On the Clock: Who will fill the back end of Pirates' rotation?

On this episode of “On the Clock with Zeise and Gentille,” Paul Zeise and Sean Gentille debate in two minutes which pitcher will fill the Pirates’ fourth and fifth starter spots. (Video by Melissa Tkach)

Pirates A.M. — Osuna or later, he’ll be in majors

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — Every year, it seems, there’s a guy who’s on the fringes of the battle for an opening day roster spot who becomes a cause celebre by putting up big numbers in spring training. Caution: Michael Morse hit .389 last spring. Tony Sanchez knocked four homers in 2015. Matt Hague …

Report: Jose Quintana remains possible trade target for Pirates

Chicago White Sox starter Jose Quintana remains available to be dealt elsewhere, Yahoo! Sports MLB columnist Jeff Passan wrote Tuesday evening.

Pirates camouflage uniforms rumored to be getting new cap

It looks like the Pirates’ camouflage uniforms might be getting a tweak this year.

Pirates broadcasters: Fight was part of the shtick

Pirates broadcasters Greg Brown and Steve Blass said their on-air “fight” was part of a gag designed to break up spring training monotony, not a sign of bad blood between people in the booth. 
Beaver County Times Mar 21, 2017
Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte return to Pirates after different experiences in WBC

Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte return to Pirates after different experiences in WBC

While Polanco made strides at the plate in the World Baseball Classic, Marte barely played after suffering an ankle injury early in the tournament.

Foul ball hits fan in face during Pirates-Rays game

BRADENTON, Fla. — A man left LECOM Park in an ambulance and was transported to Blake Medical Center after being struck in the face by a foul ball in the eighth inning of Tuesday’s Pirates-Rays game.

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    Drew Hutchison

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Tyler Glasnow

    Tyler Glasnow

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Chad Kuhl

    Chad Kuhl

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • 1 Steven Brault

    Steven Brault

    Another rough outing from Drew Hutchison has Pirates considering going north with four starters

  • Ivan Nova

    Ivan Nova

    Ron Cook: Which Andrew McCutchen will the Pirates get in 2017?

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