Pirate News (from external sources)
Below you will find a collection of the most recent articles from Pirates.com, the Post-Gazette, and the Trib-Review (both DK & Biertempfel, so apologies if non-Pirates articles appear from DK). Also included are the most recent articles from a few popular Pirates blogs, including PiratesProspects, WHYGAVS, BucsDugout, and RaiseTheJollyRoger. We will include more as we come across sites with value and an RSS feed. But until then, enjoy all of your Pirates news here in one place.
- First pitch: Pirates-Reds
By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media Looking ahead to first pitch … Game: Pirates (41-29) vs. Cincinnati Reds (43-28) Starters: RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Mat Latos Time: 7:10 p.m. Site: Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan Here’s the official live box score . Here’s the Pirates’ lineup … Starling M [...]
- Pirates sign first-round pick McGuire
The Pirates on Tuesday signed their first-round selection in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, agreeing to terms with 14th overall pick Reese McGuire.
- Gamethread: Charlie Morton makes second start
Charlie Morton makes his second start of the year, this time against Mat Latos and the Reds, tonight at 7:10.
- Pirates Save Slot Money on Shane Carle – Bonus Pool Updates
Baseball America has updated the bonus information for tenth round pick Shane Carle in their Draft Database. The right-handed pitcher has signed for $100,000, which is $35,600 below slot. Reese McGuire also became official today, with a reported bonus of $2.56 M. We’ve updated the Draft Pick Signing Tracker with the figure, and the Pirates have [...]
- Are the Pirates going to go rogue?
Maybe Aroldis Chapman is just mad at the Pirates because he got played by a woman in Pittsburgh who was attempting to rob him last June . Maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, there is a problem. Last night he buzzed the Pirates Neil Walker in the ninth inning and tonight the Pirates are going to have to do something about it. Throwing a ba [...]
- Pirates Officially Sign Reese McGuire
Reese McGuire has officially signed. Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates would be signing first round pick Reese McGuire today. Today the Pirates made the move official. No word yet on the bonus, although McGuire was expected to sign for close to slot. The catcher will head to the Gulf Coast League, which begins on Friday. After the dr [...]
- Pirates Playoff Odds: Strong Homestand Bumps Up Chances
FanGraphs projects Andrew McCutchen to be worth 3.2 wins the rest of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague) This week’s odds report was delayed by one day because my laptop was driving the StruggleBus yesterday. It couldn’t boot up. But one reformatted hard drive later, Lappy and I are all good. It’s a fresh start. So let’s also use this ch [...]
- Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System
We’ve reached the half way point in the minor league season, which usually means a few things. It means you’ve got new draft picks entering the system, with almost all of those guys going to the short-season leagues. It means you’ve got those short-season leagues starting up. And it means you’re going to start seeing a lot of promotions thr [...]
- Jim Callis Releases His Updated Top 10 Pirates Prospects
Jameson Taillon is Jim Callis’ top prospect in the Pirates’ system. Last week we released our updated top 20 Pirates prospects, noting how strong the system is, especially in the top ten. Today Jim Callis of Baseball America released his updated top ten Pirates prospects, coming to the same conclusion about the quality of players. Callis had a [...]
- Tale of pitchers from India gets Hollywood treatment
When the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dinesh Patel and Rinku Singh after the pair won a reality show searching for the next big talent in India, it was stuff of Hollywood legend. The cast and crew of the movie "Million Dollar Arm," now in production, took to Atlanta to film.
- DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Two Games On Monday
For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Mets2 4, Pirates 2 Starting Pitcher: Miguel Ferreras, RHP (0-2, 5.11) – 5.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB [...]
- Game 70: Reds 4 Pirates 1
This is about as frustrating as losses get. The Pirates went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position tonight against Mike Leake, Tony Cingrani, and Aroldis Chapman. Francisco Liriano turned in one of his smoother starts as a Pirate (six innings, 84 pitches, six strikeouts, five hits, two walks), except that two of the hits he gave up were solo ho [...]
- First Pitch: More Thoughts On Draft Signings, Promotions and Jamestown
There was a lot of news on the site today. At certain points of the day we were posting an article and immediately starting on the next update. That didn’t leave for a lot of time to process any of the individual moves. Some of them might have even been lost in the mix. So I wanted to recap the day, with some overall thoughts on some of the moves [...]
- Reds Use Four Homers to Beat Pirates 4-1
Francisco Liriano was strong again with six strikeouts in six innings, but allowed his first two HR of the year. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Let’s not dwell too much on this one. The Cincinnati Reds hit four solo home runs, three of which would have flown out even in larger ballparks, plus Mike Leake and Co. frustrated the Pirates again by keepi [...]
- Strong effort from Liriano derailed by home runs
With a chance to move into second place in the National League Central by beating the team in front of them, the Pirates fell just short on Monday, losing to the Reds 4-1 at Great American Ball Park. Francisco Liriano allowed his first two homers of the season.
- Pirates notebook: Mercer earns more starts
Shortstop Jordy Mercer's performance leads to more starts for him, fewer for Clint Barmes.
- Minor League Schedule: Second Rehab Start For Gomez
Jeanmar Gomez gets his second start for Indianapolis tonight, as he tries to work his way back from a right forearm strain that landed him on the disabled list. West Virginia went on their All-Star break yesterday. They will resume play on Thursday. Altoona was off yesterday. Jamestown opened their season yesterday. Check below for a preview of the [...]
- Morton faces Latos looking to continue Bucs' quirky trend
Mat Latos tries to get to 7-0 as the Reds play host to Charlie Morton and the Pirates in the second of a four-game set on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. The Pirates have lost the first game of all five of their four-game series this season only to win the next three each time.
- Four home runs help Reds overpower Pirates, 4-1
The four solo homers, two off starter Francisco Liriano, sent the Pirates to their third loss in their past four games against Cincinnati.
- Vacation thread: 6-18
By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media On break all week. The full column/blog/etc. schedule resumes next Monday.
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