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MLB Pipeline Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline released their new top 100 prospects list live on MLB Network on Saturday afternoon. They had three familiar names in their top 100. The Pittsburgh Pirates had three players on Baseball America’s top 100 list earlier this week, with Mitch Keller, Ke’Bryan Hayes and Oneil Cruz all ranking in the 52-57 range. Pipeline […]
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First Pitch: 1/25/20

Following up on Wilbur’s article yesterday with a few notes and thoughts on the Pirates right now. **The Pirates, led by Bob Nutting, have discussed how they want to be more open with communication to the fans. The problem right now is that no one knows what the hell they are doing. Wilbur pointed out […]
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Pirates Notes: Marte Trade Talks, New Announcers, Spring Training TV Schedule

A bunch of Pittsburgh Pirates news has popped up this morning, so I’ll summarize it here. Jon Heyman is reporting that the trade talks for Starling Marte are intensifying. We’re not going to post another article on Marte trade rumors, I think we are up to 6-8 articles already spread out throughout the off-season. If […]
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First Pitch: Is “The Plan” Emerging?

New manager Derek Shelton had some comments recently about the Pirates’ offseason direction, specifically, about the lack of changes to the roster.  You can read about them in a couple of places. The gist of what Shelton had to say is pretty simple:  The Pirates have chosen to stand pat with a 93-loss roster because […]
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Pirates Need to Look at Different Ways to Acquire Talent

Unlike the last two offseasons, there aren’t many impact players remaining in free agency at this point. At the top of the list is Nicholas Castellanos, who would obviously make the team better, but there wouldn’t be much point in signing him at the moment, as it would take a lot more than an outfield […]
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Pirates Bring in a Familiar Face as Their New Minor League...

The Pittsburgh Pirates are bringing in a familiar face to be a minor league coach in 2020. Victor Black, who taken 49th overall in the 2009 amateur draft, has been hired as an Assistant Pitching Coach. Black debuted in the majors with the Pirates in 2013, before being traded to the New York Mets in […]
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Pirates Announce Minor League Coaching Staffs

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the coaching staffs for their four full-season affiliates on Thursday morning. Indianapolis will be managed by Brian Esposito, who will have Jon Nunnally as his hitting coach and Joel Hanrahan as the pitching coach. Argenis Diaz will also be part of the coaching staff. Hanrahan and Nunnally both move up from […]
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First Pitch: The Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Fame

The Pittsburgh Pirates are opening their own team Hall of Fame this season and Steve Blass was announced as part of the inaugural class. The Pirates have a lot of catching up to do with such a late start to their Hall of Fame. The team has been around since 1882, so there are a […]
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Baseball Prospectus Releases List of Pirates’ Top Prospects

Baseball Prospectus has released its list of the Pirates’ top 20 prospects, in the subscribers’ area.  (For some reason, the article title calls it a top ten but they list a top 20.)  This follows Baseball America’s top ten list (sub. req’d) and our own top 50, which you can find in the 2020 Prospect […]
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Baseball America Ranks Three Pirates Among Their Top 100 Prospects

Baseball America posted their rankings of the top 100 prospects on Wednesday morning. The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players on the list and they are all bunched up in the middle. Mitch Keller leads the way for the Pirates, dropping down to 52nd on the list. He was ranked 40th in their mid-season update back […]
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