3:07 AM EST, Mon February 08, 2016
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates' new play-by-play man followed long road here

Joe Block, the Pirates’ new play-by-play man, can’t get enough baseball. In 2010, when he worked as a radio studio host for the NBA’s New Orleans Hornets, Block called the general manager of the Billings Mustangs, the Cincinnati Reds’ rookie-level minor league affiliate.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ron Cook: Ray Searage has work cut out this year with Pirates, but he won't mind

Ray Searage is going into the final year of his contract as Pirates pitching coach. He says he wants to stay for the long haul because he enjoys the city, fans and organization. “I’d love to retire as a Pirate.” The team wants to keep Searage because it knows how valuable he is. “He’s special,” general manager Neal Huntington has said. “That’s such a crucial position.” But you know how these things go sometimes. Searage will attract a lot of interest if he becomes a free agent. It’s easy to see the Pirates declining a bidding war. If Searage does leave, it will be as bad...

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jauss, Graves promoted among changes announced by Pirates

After Jeff Banister left Pittsburgh last offseason to become the manager of the Texas Rangers, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle elected not to name an official ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates add a third assistant GM to front-office staff

The Pirates added a third assistant general manager Wednesday, promoting Kevan Graves to the position during a series of field and front-office staff moves.