11:55 AM EDT, Mon October 24, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On the Pirates: Bill Brink's final 2016 report card

With the first pitch of the season’s final game minutes away, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington discussed a myriad of topics in the back of the press box at Busch Stadium. How might John Jaso and Josh Bell coexist on the same roster; why Starling Marte quietly went on the disabled list with one day remaining in the season; what effect collective bargaining negotiations might have on the first month of free agency.

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants ask Bumgarner to save their season again

Giants ask Bumgarner to save their season again Two years ago, at PNC Park, the Giants benefitted from the Pirates' push to win the National League Central. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle went with Volquez, his No. 3 starter. Bumgarner's stuff is not stale cottage cheese, either, although his 91-mph fastballs are slower than Syndergaard's sliders. Bumgarner thrives because of a delivery that throws hitters off guard and exceptional offspeed stuff. The Mets rely on home runs and Bumgarner has been susceptible to the long ball recently. The Giants do not measure all things in stuff and...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: More innings out of the rotation needed

ST. LOUIS — As general manager Neal Huntington discussed what improvements the Pirates needed before 2017, he repeatedly shouldered the responsibility.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls

ST. LOUIS — Entering Busch Stadium for a three-game series a day after a strange ending involving a missed call and a too-late attempt to challenge, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates have strategies in place for such a scenario.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates home finale ends in tie against Cubs

When manager Clint Hurdle first met Ivan Nova, he was struck by his size. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder looked large on film, but film didn’t do him justice.

CSN Chicago

Maddon: 'A lot to be happy with' in Cubs' win vs. Pirates

Cubs manager Joe Maddon reacts following the teams 6-4 win over the Pirates on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates lose fourth in a row, 6-4 to Cubs

The difference in where the Pirates had been recently and where they are now was illustrated in Tuesday’s sixth inning, when Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon made a pitching change.

Beaver County Times

Pirates remember Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

Manager Clint Hurdle and other Pirates players took time before their game against the Nationals to remember Jose Fernandez, the 24-year-old starting pitcher for the Miami Marlins who lost his life in a boating accident in Miami early Sunday morning.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Hurdle remembers evening, relationship with Fernandez

Manager Clint Hurdle shared the dais at the 2013 Baseball Writers Association of America awards dinner with Jose Fernandez, who at the time was a 21-year-old starter for the Miami Marlins. Hurdle had won the manager of the year award; Fernandez was the rookie of the year.