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December 9, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Instant analysis: Pirates sign Liriano

SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates did not retain their No. 1 offseason target in Russell Martin but they did resign their No. 2 free agent, Francisco Liriano, on Tuesday. Liriano signed surprisingly early in the free agent process as the …

December 4, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Are stars losing trade value?

SOUTH HILLS - Josh Donaldson and Andrew McCutchen have much in common. McCutchen (15.0) and Donaldson (14.1) rank No. 2 and No. 3 all of baseball in Wins Above Replacement accumulated over the last two years – trailing only Mike Trout. …

December 2, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Pirates’ payroll obligations as the clock nears midnight

SOUTH HILLS – The deadline to tender contracts to players without guaranteed contracts for next season is 11:59 p.m today. The key players to watch at the tender deadline are the players eligible for arbitration. The Pirates tendered contracts to …

December 1, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Adding versatility and ending a platoon?

CLARK BUILDING – The Pirates gained bench versatility on Monday while also perhaps ending their strict platoon at first base. The Pirates acquired utility man Sean Rodriguez from Tampa Bay for a player to be named and cash considerations, and cleared …

November 27, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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What #BUCN can be thankful for

SOUTH HILLS – Sure, you want more holiday free-agent shopping. Sure, you want ownership to spend more. Owners are enjoying record digital and national television dollars and the sport’s revenue sharing is significant.  While free agency is inefficient, the Pirates …

November 24, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Who should the focus of Plan B be?

SOUTH HILLS - To date, the Pirates have committed an estimated $10.5 million in 2015 to three acquisitions in AJ Burnett, Francisco Cervelli and Radhames Liz. Each of these moves carry risk but also hold the possibility to add value to the 2015 roster at …

 
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