Wilmoth

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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Dry Land reading on Wednesday

Hey all, I've mentioned this before, but this is just a reminder that I will read from Dry Land tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:00 at Bloomfield Bridge Tavern (4412 Liberty Ave.). The Pirates will play...

Huntington, Hurdle extensions are well deserved

Last weekend, the Pirates extended the contracts of Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle through 2017, with club options for 2018. As David Manel noted, this wasn't necessarily a big deal. Compared to...

Edinson Volquez excels in Pirates victory

The Pirates won 2-1 on Sunday behind a surprisingly terrific start from Edinson Volquez, who pitched 5.2 innings, struck out four, walked just one, and showed a very good curveball. The win...

Jameson Taillon to have Tommy John surgery

Jameson Taillon has a UCL tear and needs Tommy John surgery, the Pirates have announced. This isn't that surprising, given that Taillon had elbow discomfort and got a second opinion on Monday, and...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez gets first start

Here's the Pirates' lineup as they face Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals at 1:35. Starling Marte LFJose Tabata RFAndrew McCutchen CFPedro Alvarez 3BNeil Walker 2BGaby Sanchez 1BTony Sanchez CC...

Notes: Cardinals, curveballs, Yunel Escobar

-P- A St. Louis writer thinks the Pirates and the Cardinals will be long-term rivals. It's terrific for the Pirates to get that kind of respect from St. Louis, given what good shape the Cards are...

Pirates MiLB recap: Indy wins, looks sloppy

Since I saw Indianapolis play tonight, I'm taking over the minor-league recap, and Wilbur will write about the big-league game. -P- Indianapolis beat Columbus 4-0 and 5-4 in a doubleheader. I was...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Cardinals

Here's the Pirates' lineup for tonight against righty Joe Kelly: Starling Marte LFTravis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFPedro Alvarez 3BRussell Martin CNeil Walker 2BTravis Ishikawa 1BJordy Mercer SSF...

Alvarez, Pirates dominate Cardinals, 12-2

The Pirates broke out offensively Friday night, turning what had been a close game into a 12-2 blowout. Pedro Alvarez gave the Pirates an early lead with a leadoff opposite-field shot in the...

Gamethread: Cole starts against Cardinals

Here's the Pirates' lineup as they begin what should be a fun series against the NL Central's best competition. It is also, of course, Gerrit Cole's 2014 debut. Shelby Miller starts for the...

Notes: Ike Davis, Jason Kipnis

The Mets will bench Ike Davis in order to make Lucas Duda their starting first baseman, Andy Martino of New York Daily News writes. That's potentially significant in that, if the Mets have settled...

Cubs vs. Pirates, 3 April 2014

I'm a little surprised that anyone who works at PNC Park is even awake, but someone seems to be, because we've got a lineup for today's 12:35pm matchup against Jason Hammel: Starling Marte LFT...

Pirates near bottom in draft, int'l bonus pools

Jim Callis (via Pirates Prospects) lists the draft bonus pool and international bonus pool figures for 2014. As you might expect given the Pirates' strong season in 2013, these pools aren't kind to...

April 9 reading head count

Hey all, I'm wondering how many books I need to bring to the April 9 reading of Dry Land (7:00, Bloomfield Bridge Tavern). If you could let me know in the comments if you're coming, and whether...

Neil walks off in Pirates' 1-0 Opening Day victory

Neil Walker hit a walk-off solo homer in the tenth inning to beat the Cubs 1-0 on Opening Day. The first nine innings were a formula that we've seen on previous Opening Days (see 2013 and 2012) --...

Cubs vs. Pirates, 31 March 2014

It's the first gamethread of the year. Cubs: Emilio Bonifacio CFJunior Lake LFStarlin Castro SSAnthony Rizzo 1BMike Olt 3BWelington Castillo CNate Schierholtz RFDarwin Barney 2BJeff Samardzija P ...

Interviews on Froggy, WESA

Hey all, I'm doing some interviews today to discuss the Pirates' offseason and the book. Here they are: 8:35am: Froggy 104.3 9:00am: WGEM (Quincy, Illinois) 12:00pm hour and 8:00pm hour: WESA

Bucs Dugout Podcast: Previewing the season

In the latest edition of the Bucs Dugout Podcast, David and I discuss the first-base platoon, high-beta players, whether the Pirates have enough depth, and what their final record will be. F...

Pirates DFA Mazzaro, outright Oliver

The Pirates have designated Vin Mazzaro for assignment. This is no huge surprise -- Mazzaro pitched well last season and deserves to be on a big-league roster somewhere, but with him, Jeanmar...

Altoona announces Opening Day roster

Here it is: PITCHERS Ryan BeckmanMatt BenedictEmmanuel de LeonZack DodsonKenn KasparekNick KinghamJoan MonteroA.J. MorrisJhonathan RamosJoely RodriguezTyler SampleAdrian Sampson CATCHERSElias...

Bryan Morris to make team

Bryan Morris will make the Pirates out of camp, Bill Brink writes. Everyone seems excited about Morris' stuff this year, and he has more upside than fellow out-of-options players Jeanmar Gomez or...

Bonds, Leyland to join Pirates for Opening Day

Well, this is awesome -- Barry Bonds, Jim Leyland, Dick Groat and Jack Wilson will join the Pirates to present awards on Opening Day. Bonds and Groat will present Andrew McCutchen with the 2013 NL...

Why the Pirates will win the pennant

The Cardinals won the pennant last year and have taken a step forward this offseason with their revamped defense, while the Pirates have taken a step back. Therefore, it's hard to responsibly...

Notes: Pirates reassign Nevin Ashley

The Pirates have reassigned catcher Nevin Ashley to minor-league camp. That's no surprise, obviously -- Russell martin and Tony Sanchez will start the season as the Bucs' catchers. It wouldn't be...

Join Charlie for a Reddit AMA

Hey all, I'm doing a Reddit AMA about Dry Land (and any other Pirates-related topic), so please join me over there throughout the afternoon.

Pirates make Starling Marte extension official

The Pirates' extension with Starling Marte is a done deal. Most important, we now know its structure: $2 million signing bonus2014: $500,0002015: $1 million2016: $3 million2017: $5 million2018:...

Pirates option Brandon Cumpton

The Pirates have optioned Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis. Cumpton didn't figure to make the roster out of camp. The move does, however, suggest that the Pirates are confident Francisco Liriano...

Pirates trade for Keon Broxton

The Pirates announce that they have acquired outfielder Keon Broxton from the Diamondbacks for a PTBNL. Broxton will join the Altoona Curve. This is purely a depth acquisition -- Broxton is a...

Starling Marte, Pirates agree to 6-year deal

The Pirates have agreed to sign Starling Marte to a six-year deal worth $31 million that includes two club options. The deal buys out two pre-arbitration years, all three arbitration years, and one...

Pirates' payroll ranks 27th in big leagues

The Pirates' payroll ranks 27th out of 30 big-league teams, according to the Associated Press. There are a ton of variables that go into determining a team's payroll, and the lowest-payroll team,...

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