Charlie Wilmoth

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I've been writing about the Pirates since 2004. In addition to running Bucs Dugout, I also write for MLB Trade Rumors. I'm a composer and I teach music theory at a small college in Ohio.

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Frieri happens as Pirates lose 8-1 to Rockies


So the Pirates got shut down by Brett Anderson, and then Charlie Morton gave up a triple to DJ LeMahieu and a double to Josh Rutledge in the third, and then Morton started missing his spots and...

Pirates scouts watching Price/Lester matchup


Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have "two high-level scouts" at tonight's David Price / Jon Lester matchup in Tampa. Not to be a broken record here, but I wouldn't believe the Pirates will...

Pirates dislike A.J. Burnett's contract option


The Pirates dislike the 2015 player option on A.J. Burnett's contract, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports. The base salary of the option is just $7.5 million, which doesn't sound too bad, except that...

Mariners reacquire Kendrys Morales


The Mariners have reacquired Kendrys Morales from the Twins for pitcher Stephen Pryor. This has no direct bearing on the Pirates' deadline behavior, of course, but now is as good a time as any to...

Rangers trade Joakim Soria to Tigers


The Rangers have traded closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers for pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Soria had previously been connected to the Pirates, but I'm not sure it was ever likely that...

Harrison, Snider, Liriano key Pirates' 6-1 win


Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings, and the Pirates' offense, led by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, got to the Dodgers early as the Bucs won 6-1 on Wednesday. The Pirates scored four quick...

Decker, Mazzaro discuss paths to Indianapolis


Here are a couple more bits from last week's series between Indianapolis and Columbus. -P- When I spoke to Jaff Decker, he was just returning from a brief stint with the Pirates. He's now had ...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano faces Dodgers


Here's the lineup against Dan Haren and the Dodgers: Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BJosh Harrison 3BJordy Mercer SSFrancisco Liriano...

Pirates miss out in Competitive Balance Lottery


The Pirates failed to get a pick in this year's Competitive Balance Lottery despite getting two shots at one. It wasn't just the Pirates, either -- the Rays and Royals bageled the lottery as well. ...

Pirates scouting Diamondbacks bullpen


The Pirates are scouting the Diamondbacks' bullpen, Jon Morosi tweets. It's unclear who exactly the Pirates are watching, but Morosi mentions Oliver Perez. Brad Ziegler might be another...

Links: August trades, A.J. Burnett, Aramis Ramirez


-P- There could be plenty of trades in August again this year, Ben Nicholson-Smith writes. As much fun as anticipating the July 31 deadline can be, it's worth keeping in mind that Marlon Byrd, a...

Pirates win back-and-forth game, 12-7


The Bucs used a bunch of solo homers and a terrible performance by Chris Perez to earn what turned out to be a reasonably comfortable 12-7 win. The Pirates struck first, with solo shots by Neil...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Dodgers


Here's the lineup: Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Bucs interested in Antonio Bastardo, A.J. Burnett


The Pirates are interested in Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo and starter A.J. Burnett, Jon Morosi writes. Bastardo is a lefty, and if/when the Pirates acquire a reliever, I would think it...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez takes on Dodgers


Here's the Pirates' strange lineup as they take on Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers: Josh Harrison SSStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CJordy Mercer SSM...

Mel Rojas Jr. working on plate approach with Indy


Pirates outfield prospect Mel Rojas Jr. has roots in Indianapolis -- sort of. He was born in Indianapolis May 24, 1990, and his father, the Dominican pitcher Mel Rojas, pitched for Indy in 1990 and...

Kyle Stark on the Pirates' minor leaguers


I was waiting to interview players in Columbus on Thursday and was surprised to see Pirates assistant GM (and former farm director) Kyle Stark walk onto the field, so I scheduled an interview with...

Pirates interested in Joaquin Benoit


The Pirates are interested in Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, Jon Heyman reports. Heyman suggests the price for Benoit will be lower than it was for Huston Street because teams view Benoit as more...

Pirates sweep Rockies with 5-3 win


The Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to complete a sweep of the Rockies Sunday with a 5-3 victory. Jeff Locke gave up a two-run shot Josh Rutledge in the first and a solo homer to our old...

Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Rockies


Here's the lineup as the Pirates face Tyler Matzek: Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BNeil Walker 2BJordy Mercer SSPedro Alvarez 3BChris Stewart CJeff Locke P

Nick Kingham polishing game at Indianapolis


Top Pirates pitching prospect Nick Kingham wasn't dominant Saturday night against Columbus, allowing four runs, three earned, in six innings and giving up a two-run homer. He did, however, exhibit...

Andrew Lambo, Indianapolis offense go nuts in rout


Andrew Lambo and Robert Andino each had two home runs as Indianapolis' offense went nuts in a 15-5 rout of Columbus today. Lambo, Andino and Dean Anna all had four hits apiece, and Anna and Chris...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Rockies


Here's the Pirates' lineup for tonight. WTM will again have the recap. I'll be watching Nick Kingham in Columbus. Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFRussell Martin CNeil Walker...

Padres to trade Huston Street to Angels


The Padres are trading closer Huston Street to the Angels. The Pirates had reportedly asked about Street, although as I noted at the time, there are probably better deals to be had out there, given...

Indianapolis loses to Columbus, 5-4


Indianapolis lost 5-4 to Columbus Friday in a nice game for Andrew Lambo, who's in his second game back at Indy after a thumb injury that's kept him out most of the summer. The Clippers scored...

Matt Morris Report: Sampson takes no-no into 9th


Pirates pitching prospect Adrian Sampson took a no-hitter into the ninth inning and pitched a complete-game shutout as Altoona beat Bowie, 3-0. Sampson walked one, striking out two. Earlier today,...

Q+A: New Pirates infielder Dean Anna


Infielder Dean Anna came to the Pirates just this month after the Bucs claimed him from the Yankees. Anna doesn't have a typical background for a player on a 40-man roster -- the Padres took him in...

Gamethread: Liriano kicks off second half


Here's the lineup as Francisco Liriano and the Pirates take on lefty Jorge de la Rosa and the Rockies. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFRussell Martin CNeil Walker 2BGaby...

Q+A: Sanchez working on defense at Indianapolis


I spoke with Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez Thursday afternoon, hours before he went 1-for-3 with a double and threw out a base stealer in Indianapolis' 1-0 win over Columbus. Here's a lightly edited...

Cumpton pitches 8 scoreless in Indianapolis' win


Indianapolis defeated Columbus 1-0 in a not-very-eventful game Thursday night at the Clippers' Huntington Park. Indianapolis had its work cut out for it tonight -- opposing starter Danny Salazar...

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