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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Gamethread: Pirates aim for sweep


Here's the lineup against Brandon McCarthy: Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Pirates make three more international signings


Here are a few more international signings to go with Yondry Contreras and Brian Sousa, whose signings we noted earlier: SS Christopher Perez, Dominican Republic, $150,000: He's 16 and trained...

Pirates sign Panamanian pitcher Brian Sousa


The Pirates have signed 16-year-old Panamanian pitcher Brian Sousa for $160,000, Ben Badler reports. Badler writes that Sousa doesn't throw hard yet. He's 6-foot-3 and 165 pounds, though, so...

Polanco, Morton key 5-1 Pirates win


Gregory Polanco and Charlie Morton led the Pirates to a 5-1 victory over a distinctly bad-looking Diamondbacks team Wednesday night. Polanco led off the bottom of the first with a double, then...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton faces Diamondbacks


Here's the lineup against righty Chase Anderson: Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSCharlie Morton P

Pirates sign Dominican outfielder Yondry Contreras


International signing season is upon us, and the Pirates have inked righty-hitting Dominican outfielder Yondry Contreras for $400,000, Jesse Sanchez tweets. (Edit: It's $400,000, not $295,000. My...

Did Pirates get 3 1st-round talents in 2011?


Fun exercise here -- Baseball Prospectus reimagined the 2011 draft with who each team might pick if it could do the draft over. 2011, of course, was the draft in which the Pirates picked Gerrit...

Pirates walk off against Diamondbacks, 3-2


Wade Miley dominated the Pirates for eight innings, but he couldn't get them through the ninth as the Pirates walked off with a 3-2 win. Miley cruised through most of the game, working quickly,...

Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Diamondbacks


Gregory Polanco gets a day off against lefty Wade Miley. Here's the lineup: Josh Harrison RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BRussell Martin CJordy Mercer SSPedro Alvarez 3BNeil...

Ask BD: Trade deadline, Polanco contract talks


Thanks, everyone, for the questions. Keep them coming and I'll do another round tomorrow. Everybody: What do you think the Pirates will/should do at the deadline? The Pirates still have a month...

Ask Bucs Dugout: July edition


Hey all, It's been about six weeks since the last Ask Bucs Dugout, so let's try another one. Ask me whatever you like about the Pirates or about baseball in general, and I'll answer the questions...

Bucs tried to trade Heredia, pick for Bud Norris


I feel guilty linking to this, but it sure is interesting. Some of the Astros' internal communications have been leaked, and Neal Huntington is all over them, trying to trade for Bud Norris near...

Alvarez, Volquez help Pirates defeat Mets, 5-2


Pedro Alvarez homered and doubled, and Edinson Volquez pitched six scoreless innings as the Pirates beat the Mets Sunday, 5-2. The Bucs scored their first three runs in the first inning. Colon...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez starts against Mets


Again, a bit early this time. Edinson Volquez takes on Bartolo Colon at 1:35.

Recap: Let's just focus on Stolmy Pimentel


Gerrit Cole didn't look sharp, the Pirates offense didn't convert a couple of very good chances, and the Pirates lost 5-3, but let's not focus on that. Let's talk about Stolmy Pimentel. Okay,...

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole starts against Mets


It's lefty Jon Niese against a returning Gerrit Cole at 4:05. I'm on MLBTR duty today and won't be able to post this later, so I'm sending it up a bit early. Today's lineup: Gregory Polanco RF J...

Josh Harrison walks Pirates off in 11th inning


So I got really interested in the Ernesto Frieri trade and almost forgot there was a game, then went out around 8:00 and missed all of this, but here's what happened: Brandon Cumpton and Jacob...

Gamethread: Brandon Cumpton starts against Mets


Sorry, y'all, I was excited about the trade and forgot there was a game tonight.

Pirates trade Jason Grilli for Ernesto Frieri


The Pirates announce that they have traded Jason Grilli to the Angels for fellow sometime-closer Ernesto Frieri. One never knows what will happen with closers, who often do crazy things in...

David Price FAQs


Will the Pirates trade for David Price? Anything's possible, but the Pirates trading for David Price isn't very high on the list of possible things. There's no recent precedent for the Pirates...

Worley, Polanco key 5-2 win


Vance Worley pitched seven solid innings and Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer as the Pirates beat the Mets Thursday, 5-2. Jordy Mercer led off the bottom of the third with a walk, then moved...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Mets


Here's the Pirates' lineup against Daisuke Matsuzaka: Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

David Price dominates as Pirates lose, 5-1


David Price struck out 11 batters before finally giving up a ninth-inning solo homer to Andrew McCutchen as the Rays cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Pirates Wednesday. Price -- perhaps inspired...

Polanco, Pirates still discussing extension


Enrique Rojas reports (Spanish-language link) that Gregory Polanco and the Pirates are still discussing a long-term deal. Roughly translated, Polanco says he is letting his agent deal with the...

Hanson misses 5th straight game with suspension


Top Pirates prospect Alen Hanson is missing his his fifth straight game for the Altoona Curve with some sort of suspension, Cory Giger reports. This is a little odd, since David Manel just talked...

Gamethread: Morton looks to help Pirates to sweep


Here's the Pirates' lineup as they go for the sweep against David Price and the Rays. Starling Marte is out today. Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BRussell...

Starling Marte passes concussion tests


Starling Marte does not appear to have a concussion and will not be placed on the DL, Rob Biertempfel tweets. Marte left yesterday's game after taking a knee to the head. This is, obviously,...

Pirates beat Rays 6-5, but lose Starling Marte


The Pirates beat the Rays 6-5 and moved to 39-38 in the process, but Starling Marte left the game after being hit in the head while sliding. Marte took a knee to the face while being caught...

Gamethread: Neil Walker returns against Rays


Here's the Pirates' lineup as they face Chris Archer and the Rays. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BJosh Harrison 3BPedro Alvarez DHJ...

Pirates outright Jose Tabata


The Pirates announce that they have outrighted Jose Tabata to clear space for Neil Walker on their active roster. Tabata was out of options (since the Pirates used those options in 2009, 2010, and...

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