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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Candidate: Josh Bell - Rum Bunter

Sat, 02/18/2017 - 05:00

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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Breakout Candidate: Josh Bell
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One breakout candidate for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 is first baseman Josh Bell. Calling Josh Bell a breakout candidate may sound a bit odd. Normally a breakout candidate is a player that is not expected to produce. However, that is not the case ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: February 17, 2017 - Rum Bunter

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 19:36

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: February 17, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have wrapped up day five of Spring Training 2017, here are some news and notes from the day in Bradenton. As of this afternoon, every player invited to Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training were in Bradenton except for two. However ...
Andrew McCutchen: Until I'm Told Otherwise, I'm A Pittsburgh Pirate For LifeCBS Local
Andrew McCutchen says he wasn't asked about moving to right fieldESPN
Pittsburgh Pirates MLB Trade Rumors: Pirates Willing to Trade Andrew McCutchen, Josh HarrisonChristian Post
Sarasota Herald-Tribune -SB Nation -FOXSports.com -The Players Tribune
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Do the Pittsburgh Pirates really need a left-handed starter? - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 18:31

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Do the Pittsburgh Pirates really need a left-handed starter?
Pirates Breakdown
MLB managers like to throw teams out of their comfort zone by throwing a left-handed starter at them..The Pittsburgh Pirates might not have that in 2017.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Prospect Projections: Kevin Newman - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 15:04

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2017 Prospect Projections: Kevin Newman
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Welcome to a new recurring series here at Pirates Breakdown in which we count down and project the 2017 seasons for each of the Pittsburgh Pirates' Top 20 prospects, ranked as per MLB Pipeline. Today we take a look at the team's #4 prospect, Kevin ...

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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview - Year Two Of Jameson Taillon - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 12:00

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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview - Year Two Of Jameson Taillon
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Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jameson Taillon acquitted himself to Major League Baseball in a big way in 2016. What will he do for an encore?

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Andrew McCutchen: Until I'm Told Otherwise, I'm A Pittsburgh Pirate For Life - CBS Local

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:36

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Andrew McCutchen: Until I'm Told Otherwise, I'm A Pittsburgh Pirate For Life
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen had a rough 2016 season, which led to a lot of speculation during the course of the winter months that the 30-year-old would be traded. While professional athletes like to tell you ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Notes: February 17, 2017Rum Bunter
Still a Pirate, McCutchen calls move to right difficultUSA TODAY
Andrew McCutchen says he wasn't asked about moving to right fieldESPN
SB Nation -Christian Post -Yahoo Sports -The Players Tribune
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After tumultuous winter, Andrew McCutchen accepts new role with Pirates: 'Reality hits' - USA TODAY

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:35

USA TODAY

After tumultuous winter, Andrew McCutchen accepts new role with Pirates: 'Reality hits'
USA TODAY
BRADENTON, Fla. – Andrew McCutchen showed up Friday morning to face his new reality, struggling to balance pride with pragmatism but also, somewhat reluctantly, willing to embrace that he's no longer the Pittsburgh Pirates' franchise player.
Pirates Spring Training 2017: Feb. 16 News & NotesCBS Local
Andrew McCutchen says he wasn't asked about moving to right fieldESPN
Pirates OF react to new alignmentBradenton Herald

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Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Their 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule - Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 10:15

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Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Their 2017 Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their Spring Training broadcast schedule on Friday morning. It includes 12 Spring Training games televised live on ROOT Sports. It also includes 16 games broadcast on KDKA and another 12 radio calls will stream live on ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Nicasio, Full Practices, and More - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:02

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Nicasio, Full Practices, and More
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Spring training continues for the Pirates in sunny Florida, and the rest of the team is set to report today. But I'm still thinking about pitchers, and Juan Nicasio in particular. An article by Adam Berry of MLB.com inspired me with an article of his ...

Dear Pittsburgh - The Players Tribune

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 08:05

The Players Tribune

Dear Pittsburgh
The Players Tribune
From the time I got called up in 2009, I've never pictured myself wearing anything but a Pirates uniform — even during those early years that were so tough on everybody, including the fans. We were mired in that streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons ...

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