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How much did the new CBA influence drafting philosophy?

Looking in from the outside, it sure looks like the CBA influenced the Pirates draft. Since we've gone through 15 rounds so far, I took a quick look at how many high school players the Pirates took...


Stark reporting on CBA deal

Jayson Stark is reporting on some of the expected details in the new CBA that is expected to be announced on Tuesday. 1) Minimum salaries will increase from $480,000 to $500,000. 2) Super Twos will...


Trade season is officially open

The major league trade season officially began within an hour of the end of the All Star Game. The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired Francisco Rodriguez (KRod) and cash from the New York Mets for 2...


Alvarez Optioned to Indy

Numerous tweets from several sources have indicated that Pedro Alvarez has been activated from the disabled list and optioned to Indianapolis. This would indicate that Pirates management has...


Lastros-Bucs overflow

It's about 2 innings too late but here is an overflow thread. Maybe the Pirates can come back in the 8th and 9th and turn this into about a 15 inning game. Now if only I can type 30 more words in...


Forbes Financial Data comes out

I don't know which, if either, point is more noteworthy in the annual Forbes Baseball Teams Valuation article. Is it the point that the Pirates are estimated to be the LEAST valuable franchise of...


Neal Huntington: Pirates Can't Afford 'Everyday Player' On Free Agent Market

Many Pirates fans are waiting for the time when the front office spends the extra money to put the Pirates over the top. Guess what, folks? It won't happen. The Pirates cannot afford it. You don't...


Another candidate out of the running

Dale Sveum can be dropped out of the running to be selected as Pirates manager. He informed a Milwaukee radio station that he has signed a 2 year contract to continue as the Milwaukee Brewers...


Pirates Interview Former Blue Jays Manager Carlos Tosca

According to Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates interviewed former Toronto Blue Jays manager Carlos Tosca for John Russell's vacant position. Tosca managed the Jays from 2002-2004 with a perfectly even...


Russell to fall one game short

of losing 300 games in his 3 seasons with the Pirates. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that internal sources have indicated that John Russell will not be retained as Pirates manager after the season....

Ian Snell designated for assignment


We knew it was coming. Ian Snell has been designated for assignment by the Mariners. Now which team will be crazy enough to pick him up?

Ian Snell on Leave


I don't have any details on the situation either, so I won't comment other than to say that the Pirates have been in this situation before.


Pirates Cut Seven More

The Pirate announced  seven more cuts from their spring roster this morning. Brad Lincoln and Donnie Veal were optioned to Indianapolis. Bryan Morris was optioned to Bradenton. Tony Sanchez was...


Colton Cain, Brett Lorin, Zac Fuesser Hurt

Here we go again with another spring training. Dejan reported in the PBC blog this morning that three minor league pitchers will miss the first couple months of the season. I guess the good news is...

Former Pirate Jim Bibby passes away at 65


Bibby pitched for the Pirates from 78-83 (missing 82)...going 50-32 with a 3,53 ERA. He made the All-Star team and finished 3rd in the NL Cy Young voting in 1980.

Freddy Sanchez re-ups with Giants

Freddy Sanchez comes to agreement with the San Francisco Giants on a two-year, $12 million contract.

More on the Perry Hill situation

As some had indicated...Perry Hill wants to continue coaching...just not with the Pirates. Certainly with the statements we have now seen from Hill and management...mainly appears...


Perry Hill Not Returning

Colin Dunlap reports that Perry Hill is not going to be coaching with the Pirates in 2010. It sounds like he will not be coaching at all during the 2010 season. The Pirates have reportedly left the...


Sano not coming to Pittsburgh

Dejan Kovacevic reporting that Miguel Angel Sano is about to sign with the Minnesota Twins for $3.15 million. Sano signing He also mentioned that NH and Plummer...Sano's agent...supposedly had an...


Wilson and Sanchez leaving?? Maybe not.

Post Gazette...Dejan...reporting that the Pirates have approached BOTH Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about multi-year contract extensions. Somewhere in the 3 to 4 year range. It appears that the...


Roster moves

Jackson and Pearce have been sent to Indianapolis. Donnie Veal has been activated from the his 30 day rehab has expired. The corresponding move for Pearce will be announced on Friday....

Hinske traded to Yankees


Pirates have traded Eric Hinske to the Yankees for OF/C Eric Fryer and P Casey Erickson. In addition...Garrett Jones has been recalled from Indianapolis.

Lincoln Promoted to Indy


Brad Lincoln has been promoted to Indianapolis, according to the Altoona Mirror. He was notified Saturday evening.

Sanchez signs


Tony Sanchez has already come to terms with the Pirates...per DK at the PG.


PTNBL in Young trade named

The Pirates have sent Eric Krebs, a pitcher, from the Curve to the Dodgers to complete the Delwyn Young trade. Trade completed I've also seen third hand reports that Brad Corley has been sent to...


Chris Duffy Gone

It appears that Chris Duffy has decided that his future no longer lies with the Pittsburgh Pirates. But...of course...we already knew that. Duffy declares free agency From the article, it is...


Jack Wilson injury

DK is reporting that Jack Wilson will miss much of the remainder of the season with a hairline fracture of the finger. h...


Bye Bye, Ronny

Ryan Doumit has been activated; Ronny Paulino has been optioned to Class AAA Indianapolis. "What I can I say?" said Paulino, who hit .310 as a rookie in 2006 but whose defense tailed off last...


Pirates roster moves 3/26

Roster moves.   Looks like the 25 man roster is about set.

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