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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Pirates to promote Gregory Polanco


Gregory Polanco tweets that he has been promoted and will be with the team tomorrow. There isn't much to say about this at this point, except that it's great, and it's about time. The Pirates must...

Charlie Morton, Pirates' power key 6-2 win


Charlie Morton struck out seven batters and the Pirates had seven extra-base hits in a 6-2 win over the Cubs Monday. In the second, Pedro Alvarez led off with a single, and Starling Marte (who had...

Pirates agree to terms with Cole Tucker


The Pirates have agreed to terms with first-round pick Cole Tucker, Chris Cotillo tweets. WTM mentioned this elsewhere, but it deserves its own post. Tucker gets $1.8 million, which only saves the...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton starts against Cubs


Here's tonight's lineup: Josh Harrison RF 2BNeil Walker 2B Travis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BStarling Marte LFJordy Mercer SSChris Stewart CCharlie Morton P UPDATE:...

Why is Gregory Polanco still in the minors?


The likely Super Two threshold has passed, and Gregory Polanco is still in the minors. Ken Laird asked me why on TribLive Radio this morning, and I didn't have a great answer (and I worded my...

External factors conspire to defeat Pirates, 1-0


The Pirates came tantalizingly close to scoring several times, and in fact did score once, but they lost to the Brewers anyway, 1-0. In the bottom of the first, Neil Walker reached on a hit by...

Gamethread: Starling Marte returns


Starling Marte returns to the Pirates' lineup as the Bucs face Yovani Gallardo and the Brewers. Josh Harrison RFNeil Walker 2BAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 3BS...

Pirates 2014 draft: Day 3 roundup


The bonus pool system has taken much of the drama out of the last day of the draft, but the Pirates do usually manage to draft a few players to watch on the last day. This year they did just that,...

Pirates flop in error-filled game, 9-3


Baseball games have a way of defying narratives, but this one went in the wrong direction and before it even got out of the garage, and lo and behold, it wound up at a gas station in Clearfield...

Draft Day 3 open thread


You can keep following the draft here as it continues at 1:00. Here's MLB.com's tracker.

On the Pirates' 6th through 10th-round picks


Here's a roundup of the Pirates' picks for rounds 6 through 10. None of them are obviously striking, but one aspect of these late picks that's notable as compared to some other teams is that the...

A look at the Bucs' third through fifth-rounders


We're really into the I'm-not-totally-sure-what's-going-on-here portion of the draft, and without Baseball America and MLB.com I'd be lost, but it looks like the Pirates got about the talent that...

Draft Day Two open thread


Here's your open thread for day two, which starts at 12:30. Here's MLB.com's draft tracker.

Bucs have unconventional Day One


Here are the players the Pirates picked today. No. 24 SS Cole Tucker, AZ HSNo. 39 C/OF Connor Joe, University of San DiegoNo. 64 RHP Mitch Keller, IA HSNo. 73 RHP Trey Supak TX HS Tucker and Joe...

Pirates select Trey Supak in Comp Round B


With their pick in Comp Round B (No. 73), the Pirates took Trey Supak, a high school pitcher from Texas. MLB.com ranked Supak the No. 62 prospect in the draft. Baseball America ranked him No. 99....

MLB Draft second round: Pirates pick Mitch Keller


With their second-round pick, the Pirates selected Mitch Keller, a righty high school pitcher from Iowa who has a commitment to UNC. He got a bump in his velocity this year and now throws in the...

Pirates draft Connor Joe with comp pick


After their surprising selection of Arizona high school shortstop Cole Tucker at No. 24, the Pirates took C/OF Connor Joe from the University of San Diego with the No. 39 overall pick. Joe isn't...

Pirates draft Cole Tucker at No. 24


With their first-round pick (No. 24 overall), the Pirates have selected Arizona high school shortstop Cole Tucker. This comes as a bit of a surprise. Mock drafts this morning had connected the...

2014 MLB Draft: Day One open thread

Hey all, here's your open thread for the first day of the draft, which gets underway at 7:00. I'll be doing double-duty here and at MLBTR, and I'll put up a new thread for each pick the Pirates...

Polanco to lead off for Indianapolis tonight


Gregory Polanco is leading off tonight for Indianapolis against Syracuse, so it appears he hasn't been promoted yet. The idea was that he was going to travel to Pittsburgh today and join the...

MLB mock drafts connect Bucs to Holmes, Gillaspie


Earlier today, Baseball America's mock draft connected the Pirates to South Carolina high school pitcher Grant Holmes. Jim Callis, now with MLB.com, also has the Pirates taking Holmes: Holmes...

Duke Welker apparently having Tommy John surgery


Tim notices a tweet from Duke Welker: At Andrews institute ready for surgery for my new elbow. Probably wouldn’t be tweeting normally but these meds make everything sound great. Welker has...

MLB mock draft: Pirates select Grant Holmes


Baseball America's last mock draft still has Brady Aiken going No. 1 overall to the Astros. It has Jacob Gatewood going to the Rays at No. 20, the Dodgers taking Touki Toussaint at No. 22, and the...

Pirates 1-hit Padres, still lose 3-2


Francisco Liriano and the Pirates allowed just one hit against the Padres, but walked nine batters en route to a 3-2 loss Wednesday. Chris Denorfia walked to lead off the Padres' half of the...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Padres


Here's the lineup for tonight's 6:40pm game, and it's a weird one. Yesterday I thought Travis Snider's start might be his last with the Pirates, but that turned out to be wrong. Neil Walker gets...

Revisiting the Pirates' offseason


Jonah Keri's new piece on the Pirates' offseason is amazingly nuanced and mostly spot-on in its criticism, and I urge you to check it out. Keri notes the Pirates' "weird" behavior with A.J....

Links: Martin, Polanco, Appel, Sampson


A few non-draft-related links: -P- I like David Todd's idea of pursuing an extension with Russell Martin. Catchers in their thirties are scary, and there would be some bust potential with a Martin...

Walker, Alvarez, Cole lead Pirates to 4-1 win


The Pirates beat the Padres 4-1 Tuesday night on the strength of homers from Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez and a strong start from Gerrit Cole. Padres starter Jesse Hahn made his big-league debut...

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole starts for Pirates


Here's tonight's lineup. Starling Marte gets a night off as the Bucs face righty Jesse Hahn (who, in case you were wondering, is making his big-league debut after coming over from the Rays in the...

MLB mock draft has Pirates picking Beede, Imhof


Chris Crawford's new mock has the Pirates taking Vanderbilt righty Tyler Beede at No. 24, then grabbing Cal Poly lefty Matt Imhof at No. 39. Given the number of interesting pitchers in this draft,...

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