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What is Bob Nutting's legacy in Pittsburgh? - Rum Bunter

4 hours 34 min ago

Rum Bunter

What is Bob Nutting's legacy in Pittsburgh?
Rum Bunter
Jason Rollison recently reported that the Pirates payroll for 2015, after all of the arbitration hearings, is now at $90 million (http://rumbunter.com/2015/01/19/the-pittsburgh-pirates-90-million-payroll/). While on the surface that number seems eye ...

Flexible & dependable: the new Pittsburgh Pirates bench - Rum Bunter

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 15:13

Rum Bunter

Flexible & dependable: the new Pittsburgh Pirates bench
Rum Bunter
Last summer, Andrew McCutchen was plunked by the Diamondbacks. Neil Walker was hurt but not hurt enough to go on the DL, and various other members of the Pittsburgh Pirates had the usual bumps and bruises that go along with the baseball season ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 20 Prospects for 2015 - Minor League Ball (blog)

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 14:11

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 20 Prospects for 2015
Minor League Ball (blog)
20) Adrian Sampson, RHP, Grade C+/Borderline C: Age 23, posted 2.96 ERA with 109/37 K/BB in 167 innings in Double-A/Triple-A. Fifth starter or long relief type, throws strikes with three okay pitches. The Pirates always seem to have several guys like ...

Pedro Alvarez Will Bounce Back For Pittsburgh Pirates In 2015 - RantSports

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:17

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Pedro Alvarez Will Bounce Back For Pittsburgh Pirates In 2015
RantSports
The Pittsburgh Pirates were one of the top teams in MLB last season, but they still had some dark spots. No dark spot was bigger than that of the team's power threat, Pedro Alvarez. Alvarez faced some big problems on offense and defense in 2014, but he ...

Pittsburgh Pirates announce nationally televised games for 2015 season - WTAE Pittsburgh

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:11

WTAE Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Pirates announce nationally televised games for 2015 season
WTAE Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH —The Pittsburgh Pirates will be featured on national TV four times in the 2015 season, the team announced Thursday. Pirates announce dates for PNC Park concerts, bobbleheads, fireworks,... The Pirates are setting up their summer concert ...
Pirates shift times on 5 games, including rescheduling 2 fireworks nightsTribune-Review

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Identifying the clutch hitters in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup - Rum Bunter

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:02

Rum Bunter

Identifying the clutch hitters in the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup
Rum Bunter
The word “clutch” is thrown about in all sports very liberally, but I find that baseball lends itself more to identifying “clutch” players than any other. Nothing screams pressure like one batter vs one pitcher. Without the moving parts of other team ...

3 Pirates' Josh Harrison Will Regress In 2015 - RantSports

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:15

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3 Pirates' Josh Harrison Will Regress In 2015
RantSports
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a bright season last year that saw them go to the playoffs for a second straight season. The promotion of star prospect Gregory Polanco was one of the brightest spots of that season, but unfortunately for Pittsburgh fans ...

Pirates offense teeming with depth - ESPN (blog)

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:05

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Pirates offense teeming with depth
ESPN (blog)
The transformation of the Pittsburgh Pirates has been gradual, encompassing the larger part of a decade. The growth has been steady, and the organization is now well past the time when the Pirates had only a handful of front-line players and almost ...
Pittsburgh Pirates: Best Addition Not Even a Player?City of Champions

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Best Addition Not Even a Player? - City of Champions

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:08

City of Champions

Pittsburgh Pirates: Best Addition Not Even a Player?
City of Champions
Kevin Young, for those of you who don't remember, is a Pirates' alumni, having spent eleven seasons with the club into 2003. In his tenure, he spent a large percentage of his time at first base, despite being a natural third baseman in his minor league ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates schedule national anthem auditions for Spring Training ... - Bradenton Herald

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 22:51

Bradenton Herald

Pittsburgh Pirates schedule national anthem auditions for Spring Training ...
Bradenton Herald
BRADENTON -- The Pittsburgh Pirates will hold national anthem auditions from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at McKechnie Field. Auditions are open to anyone interested in singing "The Star Spangled Banner" prior to a Pirates Spring Training game.

Top Offseason Options for Pittsburgh Pirates to Finish off Winter Plans - Bleacher Report

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 18:02

Bleacher Report

Top Offseason Options for Pittsburgh Pirates to Finish off Winter Plans
Bleacher Report
This winter has been one of the busiest of Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington's career, as a number of offseason transactions have rounded out his team's roster. While the Pirates have improved (on paper) with the signings of players ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Should Pursue Another Relief PitcherRantSports
Pirates drop infielder to make room for Jung Ho KangPittsburgh Post Gazette
Kang can earn $750000 annually in bonuses from PiratesHilton Head Island Packet
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Josh Harrison Will Take A Step Backwards For Pittsburgh Pirates In 2015 - RantSports

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:21

RantSports

Josh Harrison Will Take A Step Backwards For Pittsburgh Pirates In 2015
RantSports
The Pittsburgh Pirates had another strong year, making the playoffs for a second straight season. They were carried by former MVP Andrew McCutchen but also by an unlikely hero, Josh Harrison. And while Harrison was an MVP candidate last season, he is ...

Pittsburgh Pirates: My 2015 Bold Predictions - City of Champions

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:32

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Pittsburgh Pirates: My 2015 Bold Predictions
City of Champions
After an unsuccessful 2014 season of bold predictions, it is time to once again try my luck in 2015. My mentality is that these cannot be any worse than last year. Without further ado here are my thoughts: 1. Pirates starters stay healthy- This one is ...
Pirates have clean slate to find right cleanup manMLB.com

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Where does Stolmy Pimentel fit with the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates? - Rum Bunter

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:03

Rum Bunter

Where does Stolmy Pimentel fit with the 2015 Pittsburgh Pirates?
Rum Bunter
With the pitching depth of the Pittsburgh Pirates it is easy to write off certain players before they've truly been given a chance to showcase what they can do. Right-hander Stolmy Pimentel falls into this category. Since coming over to the Pirates ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Pursue Another Relief Pitcher - RantSports

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:45

RantSports

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Pursue Another Relief Pitcher
RantSports
The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of moves this offseason. They successfully upgraded their bench with the additions of Sean Rodriguez and Jung-Ho Kang, and they have given themselves a strong starting rotation, retaining Francisco Liriano and ...

Pittsburgh Pirates preliminary prospect list - Minor League Ball (blog)

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 22:13

Pittsburgh Pirates preliminary prospect list
Minor League Ball (blog)
Here is the working research list for Pittsburgh Pirates prospects. There are 40 names here out of 51 I looked at originally. I would like to cut this down to 38 or fewer. Pittsburgh Pirates 40 players. Stetson Allie 1B Barrett Barnes OF Josh Bell OF ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: How Did My 2014 Bold Predictions Go? - City of Champions

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 21:48

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Pittsburgh Pirates: How Did My 2014 Bold Predictions Go?
City of Champions
The short answer to my predictions for the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season may well be illustrated by the above photo. To say a swing and a miss would be an understatement. Here were my predictions and how they turned out. 1. Robert Andino makes the ...

Mark Melancon arbitration deal a 'win' for the Pittsburgh Pirates - Rum Bunter

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 18:12

Rum Bunter

Mark Melancon arbitration deal a 'win' for the Pittsburgh Pirates
Rum Bunter
Amidst the arbitration moves made by the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, closer Mark Melancon, who tallied 33 saves last season, inked a $5.4 million deal that fell short of the MLBTR projection of $7.6 million. And for Pirates fans, that is a good thing.

Pittsburgh Pirates Countdown: Top Five Second Basemen - Rum Bunter

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 15:09

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Countdown: Top Five Second Basemen
Rum Bunter
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been looking back at the five best players in Pittsburgh Pirates history in a position by position review. We began with catchers, and moved on to first base last week. This week, we head over to second base.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a $90 million payroll...now what? - Rum Bunter

Mon, 01/19/2015 - 12:11

Rum Bunter

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a $90 million payroll...now what?
Rum Bunter
For as long as I can remember, fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates, myself included, would feverishly bang the drum of increasing payroll every off season. Speaking from personal experience, I envied teams like the Kansas City Royals and the San Diego ...
Report: Pirates One Of MLB's 'Shiftiest' TeamsCBS Local

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While the Pirates National League Central rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs, made major waves this offseason, Pittsburgh was busy making some under-the-radar additions to their roster.
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While Pirates general manager Neal Huntington has been known to make major moves during spring training or even in April, the Pirates 2015 line-up appears to relatively set.
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Being a baseball fan requires a great deal of patience. The 162-game slog of a season is comprised of tens of thousands of individual moments.
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When the Pirates re-signed A.J. Burnett this off-season, many fans and media questioned why they would bring in the 2014 league leader in losses.
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