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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 …

November 21, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel


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In which we look back at last night’s roster moves …

Last night, the Pirates put catcher Elias Diaz, outfielder Willy Garcia, and pitchers Nick Kingham and Jameson Taillon on the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. GM Neal Huntington said Taillon is “doing really well” recovering …

November 20, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel


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Bucs reportedly add Florimon, Liz

The Pirates have not yet announced what is expected to be a flurry of roster moves to protect select prospects from the Rule 5 draft. Pitchers Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham and catcher Elias Diaz are expected to be added …

November 17, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Monday Mop-Up: Closing the revenue divide?

SOUTH HILLS – Have you seen the contract details that the Marlins and 25-year-old superstar Giancarlo Stanton are reportedly close to agreeing upon? Something like 13 years and $325 million? On one hand this is just a continuation of a …

November 14, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Batman returns

SOUTH HILLS –  As you are probably aware of by now, A.J Burnett returned to the Pirates on Friday, signing a one-year, $8.5 million deal. He turned down a $12.75 million option to remain with the Phillies. The Pirates benefited …

November 13, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel


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MVP decision is done. Busy offseason looms.

Do I harbor at least a little bit of bias against a pitcher winning the league MVP award? Yeah, I suppose I do. Position players are on the field pretty much every day, and they can influence the outcome of …

November 13, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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The little trade that could … save 2015

SOUTH HILLS – Yes, the Pirates have voids in the rotation. Yes, first base is unsettled and Andrew McCutchen believes it’s a priority need. Yes, the bullpen regressed greatly in 2014. But the fact is if Russell Martin is playing …

 
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