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Former Pirates pitchers take aim at World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Jean Machi proudly displays the plaque he won in 2010 for being voted the best relief pitcher for the Pirates’ top farm club in his home in Venezuela.

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Another Wild (Card) World Series

SOUTH HILLS – We knew before and are reminded again this October that entry to baseball’s postseason as a wild card team is not a death sentence. Ideal? No, but it’s not an impossible obstacle. Wild cards have been in …
Beaver County Times Oct 19, 2014

Kendall finally gets to World Series

KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- Jason Kendall played 15 seasons in the major leagues, including nine with the Pirates, and never made it to a World Series.

Jeff Banister a proponent of sabermetrics

In late September, Grantland did a wonderful story on the Pittsburgh Pirates and how they rely on sabermetrics, the stuff old school baseball people either hate or don't understand. Well, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, an old-school baseball guy, has embraced sabermetrics, as did his bench coach Jeff Banister, who was just hired by the Texas Rangers. This piece by Ben Lindberg profiles what the Pirates do and offers some references to Banister, and it could give you an insight to what the Rangers' new manager might be about.

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Is Stewart an adequate plan B?

SOUTH HILLS  - I think we all understand Russell Martin is going to be a tough sign unless he gives a discount in years or dollars for the Pirates. And discounts are usually pipedreams in free agency. In an impending …
Beaver County Times Oct 12, 2014
Ex-Pirates skipper Russell ready for another managerial job

Ex-Pirates skipper Russell ready for another managerial job

BALTIMORE -- John Russell would love a second chance to manage in the major leagues.
Beaver County Times Oct 10, 2014

Pearce finding post-Pirate success with O's

BALTIMORE — It isn’t in Steve Pearce’s nature to be bitter.

Pirates GM Huntington believes his coaching staff will return intact

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has a lot of decisions to make during the offseason, but one thing he won’t have to do — unless ...
Sacramento Bee Oct 6, 2014
Pirates manager Hurdle has hip surgery

Pirates manager Hurdle has hip surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful surgery on Monday to replace his ailing right hip. Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle answers questions during a pre-game news conference before the NL Wild Card Playoff baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Pittsburgh.

Pirates: Hurdle undergoes successful hip surgery

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent successful hip replacement surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a tweet from the team ...

Sound familiar? Pirates enter offseason trying to solidify 1B position

First base was arguably the Pirates’ most glaring need last winter. A full season later, they still are trying to fill the position. After the ...

MLB notebook: Former Pirates manager candidate for Twins job

Former Pirates manager and Orioles bench coach John Russell is expected to be interviewed for the Twins’ managerial position. Russell, who has been the Orioles’ ...
Beaver County Times Oct 5, 2014
Perrotto's Three Thoughts: It's clear Martin wants to stay

Perrotto's Three Thoughts: It's clear Martin wants to stay

The most memorable moment of the National League Wild Card game -- at least from the Pirates’ perspective -- was Russell Martin’s at-bat in the ninth inning.

Pirates weighing options with Martin

Some of the Blackout II crowd already departed PNC Park when Russell Martin walked to the plate for perhaps his final plate appearance as a ...

Orioles trade Preston Guilmet to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations

The Orioles announced Friday that right-handed reliever Preston Guilmet, who was designated for assignment off the 40-man roster Saturday to make room for infielder Alexi Casilla, has been traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.

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