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It's very unlikely that my words on the MLB Draft make much of a difference to the overall process. Last year, I went hard in the paint to say that the Pittsburgh Pirates should draft Paul Skenes...
The Pittsburgh Pirates made the right pick at number one overall in last year's draft. A lot can happen between now and the remainder of the careers of the players picked last year. At the moment, the...

Pirates Activate Ivan Nova; Option Nick Kingham to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated Ivan Nova off of the 10-day disabled list so he can make the start today against the Chicago Cubs....

Injury Updates: Ivan Nova Resumes Throwing, But Return is Still Uncertain

Pirates injured pitcher Ivan Nova resumed playing catch on flat ground on Tuesday, and was given an encouraging progress report as he begins to...

Live Discussion: Cubs 7, Pirates 0

PITTSBURGH -- We've reached Memorial Day, one of those unofficial checkpoints of the Major League Baseball season juxtaposed against perhaps our most solemn holiday...

Ivan Nova Placed on Disabled List; Nick Kingham Added to Roster

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday morning that right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. They have recalled right-handed...

Live Discussion: Pirates vs. Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.

PITTSBURGH — It was moving day at PNC Park on Saturday, though the PGA Tour is in Texas this week. Several players had significant...

What Do Starting Pitchers Do on Their ‘Off’ Days, Anyway?

Ivan Nova was the Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Tuesday night. Wednesday, he’ll mostly be "a cheerleader." Such is the life of a starting pitcher. Day...

Buckling Down in ‘Brutal’ Conditions, Pirates Produce Best Start Since ’93

PITTSBURGH -- No one in the Pirates' clubhouse wants to dwell on the fact that nearly every minute of their first nine games have...

Gajtka: Time Is Now For Pirates To Attract Eyeballs … Even Through The Snowflakes

PITTSBURGH -- We can act like the Pirates exist in a sports-entertainment vacuum, but the reality is that there is only so much capital...

Ivan Nova Wants More in 2018

By some measures, Ivan Nova had the best season of his Major League career in 2017. He set career highs in starts (31) and innings...

Gajtka: Vanilla Veterans Limit Pirates’ Potential More Than Youth

If a time traveler from six months in the future approached me, I would be curious about a great many things, most of them...

Saunders: What the Pirates Need To Do To Win in 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. — I’ve spent a lot of time this spring at the intersection between the popular consensus and reality when it comes to...

Williams: The Pirates Have a Good Rotation, But It Isn’t Yet Good Enough

BRADENTON, Fla. - It's probably not a big revelation that pitching wins championships. Last year, the top eight teams in starter ERA made the post-season....
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