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Pittsburgh Pirates' Psychedelic Lineup: Playing Manager, and DJ. - Rum Bunter

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 23:06

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates' Psychedelic Lineup: Playing Manager, and DJ.
Rum Bunter
I'm calling from the office of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Are you interested in a ticket plan for the upcoming 2014 season?” the voiced asked. At least it wasn't Dirty Harry asking me if I felt lucky, punk. I expressed an interest, which launched the PR ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Make Mistake By Trading Away Travis Snider - RantSports

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:30

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Pittsburgh Pirates Make Mistake By Trading Away Travis Snider
RantSports
After a long pause to their offseason, the Pittsburgh Pirates made another move on Tuesday night, trading away outfielder Travis Snider. It had been rumored early in the offseason that Snider was a target to be traded, but no one believed it would happen.
Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with PiratesBaltimore Sun (blog)
Pirates send Travis Snider to OriolesESPN
Pirates trade outfielder Snider to OriolesPittsburgh Post Gazette
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Pirates acquire Tarpley in Snider deal - MiLB.com

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:41

Pirates acquire Tarpley in Snider deal
MiLB.com
On Tuesday, the Pirates acquired the southpaw, who was the Orioles' No. 14 prospect at the time of the trade, and a player to be named later for outfielder Travis Snider. "We didn't plan or intend to move (Snider)," Pittsburgh general manager Neal ...

Orioles acquire OF Snider from Pirates - Bradenton Herald

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 22:07

Orioles acquire OF Snider from Pirates
Bradenton Herald
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday. The Pirates received minor league pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider batted .264 with 13 ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Travis Snider - City of Champions

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:34

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Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Travis Snider
City of Champions
Snider departs Pittsburgh after posting career bests with 140 games played, 38 runs batted in and a 2.1 WAR. Snider was given a final chance with the Pirates when Jose Tabata was out-righted off the 40 man roster on June 24 this past season. All Snider ...

Baltimore Orioles News: Team Acquires Outfielder From Pittsburgh Pirates; Two ... - Headlines & Global News

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 21:21

Headlines & Global News

Baltimore Orioles News: Team Acquires Outfielder From Pittsburgh Pirates; Two ...
Headlines & Global News
... reported that the Orioles were "closing in on the framework of a deal" to get outfielder Travis Snider from the Pirates. He has now confirmed the deal is done and Baltimore will send prospect pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named to ...

Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates - Baltimore Sun (blog)

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:53

Baltimore Sun (blog)

Orioles acquire outfielder Travis Snider in trade with Pirates
Baltimore Sun (blog)
The Orioles acquired the left-handed-hitting outfielder they had been seeking all offseason, trading a minor league pitcher and a player to be named later to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night for Travis Snider. The Orioles have had interest in ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Make Mistake By Trading Away Travis SniderRantSports
Pirates send Travis Snider to OriolesESPN
Pirates trade outfielder Snider to OriolesPittsburgh Post Gazette
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Where does Vance Worley fit in with the Pittsburgh Pirates? - Call to the Pen

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 20:24

Call to the Pen

Where does Vance Worley fit in with the Pittsburgh Pirates?
Call to the Pen
Following a terrible season with the Minnesota Twins in 2013, Vance Worley found himself wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform in 2014. Appearing in 17 games as a starter, Worley was very successful on the mound for the Bucs. He went 8-4 with a 2.84 ERA ...
Vance Worley is too often overlooked and under appreciatedRum Bunter

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Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup? - isportsweb.com (blog)

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 19:08

isportsweb.com (blog)

Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup?
isportsweb.com (blog)
Earlier this off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made headlines by winning the bidding rights to Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang in somewhat of a stunning move. Kang who played for the Nexen Heroes in the Korean league destroyed competition this past ...
Jung-ho Kang's Role with the Pirates may be ClearerRum Bunter

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Do the Pittsburgh Pirates have the most depth in the Central? - Rum Bunter

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 12:01

Rum Bunter

Do the Pittsburgh Pirates have the most depth in the Central?
Rum Bunter
It's taken time, but somewhat quietly, the Pittsburgh Pirates' front office has assembled a team that has incredible depth on the big league roster – making them perennial contenders for a postseason berth. Now, it's up to Clint Hurdle's team to ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Make A Deal For Stephen Strasburg - RantSports

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:58

RantSports

Pittsburgh Pirates Should Make A Deal For Stephen Strasburg
RantSports
The Pittsburgh Pirates seem to be set for the 2015 season after a strong offseason. They have addressed all of their needs and look to be World Series contenders, but contending teams can never have enough firepower. For that reason, the Pirates need ...

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

Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:43

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

RantSports

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

RantSports

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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The only surprising thing about Pitt’s ouster of Steve Pederson as athletic director is the fact that it’s seen as a surprise.
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The Steelers 2014 draft was a hit or miss proposition after one year in the books: one big hit, a few solid performances with more potential heading into year two, and several swings and misses.
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In an NFL season with no truly dominant teams, there were nonetheless several dominant performances from some very special players. Here's a nod to those players and coaches who stood out above the rest.
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Pitt introduced Pat Narduzzi as their new head football coach last month. The former Michigan State defensive coordinator replaces Paul Chryst, who left for Wisconsin at the conclusion of the Panthers season.
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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.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
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.
Custom 2North Shore NotesTop Story
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.
Custom 3North Shore Notes
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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