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December 10, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 3

SAN DIEGO — Tony Sanchez‘s stint in the Dominican Winter League wound up being a lot shorter than he expected. After playing in just 10 games with Toros del Este, Sanchez was told by the team to go back to …

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 9, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 2

SAN DIEGO — Good day, and welcome to day two. If you’re still hunting stocking stuffers, the Pirates will be ready to take your cash starting 10 a.m. Friday, when single-game tickets go on sale. You can get them via …

December 8, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Winter meetings day 1

SAN DIEGO — 8:45 am PT First off, I vow to refrain from making any “Anchorman” jokes this week. There was not a lot of buzz about the Pirates last night in the lobby of the Grand Hyatt, but, hey, it’s …

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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