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The Matt Morris Report: 7/9/14


Everybody was in action on Wednesday.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/8/14


JaCoby Jones continued to hit the longball, and Bradenton and the DSL Pirates ran up the score. Jamestown and Bristol were rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/7/14


Francisco Liriano had a strong rehab outing, a very young shortstop had four hits, and two projectable prep pitchers showed the flip side of Tyler Glasnow.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/6/14


JaCoby Jones went deep twice, but Luis Heredia didn't go deep at all. The two rookie-level affiliates were off.

Pirates agree to terms with Gage Hinsz


Jim Callis has twittered that the Bucs signed their 11th round pick for $580,000.  Tim Williams does the math necessary to explain how they could do this.  Hinsz is, of course, another highly...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/5/14


Nick Kingham and Tyler Glasnow had uncharacteristically rough starts, and Cody Dickson had an uncharacteristically strong start. And two million-dollar prep pitchers made their debuts.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/4/14


Everybody was in action on the Fourth of July.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/3/14


Mel Rojas had a huge day without even starting, Andrew Lambo resurfaced, and Adrian Valerio kept hitting doubles.

Pirates MiLB recap: 7/2/14


A couple of GCL rehabs resumed, Bradenton got some big offensive days but almost blew it, and Altoona got a pair of 1st-inning longballs.

Pirates MiLB recap: 7/1/14


It was a better day for the Pirates' rookie level affiliates than the upper level teams, and Bristol finally moved the needle on its HR total.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/30/14


The farm system posted its second straight winless day as Willy Garcia went deep twice, Tyler Glasnow had an abbreviated start due to control problems, and two long-lost outfielders returned in a GCL rehab. Jamestown was off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/29/14


The farm system went winless on the day as a couple strong starts were wasted in 1-0 losses. The GCL and DSL Pirates were off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/28/14


Several hitting streaks got extended and Jamestown continued to show some solid offense.

Austin Meadows to return


Meadows is tweeting that, at long last, he'll take the field on Monday.  As explained at P2, he'll likely go to the GCL for a few games, then head to West Virginia, although that's not confirmed.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/27/14


Casey Sadler had a strong outing and Adrian Sampson didn't. Bradenton and Bristol were rained out.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/26/14


Luis Heredia and Joely Rodriguez had strong starts, and Bradenton and West Virginia each got a big game from an unheralded corner player.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/24/14


Tyler Glasnow, Nick Kingham and Omar Basulto had outstanding starts, and Bristol finally found some offense.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/23/14


A depleted Altoona team became even more depleted but won anyway, Bradenton brought the bats, and Bristol needs to find some bats.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/22/14


Indianapolis, Altoona and West Virginia squeaked out wins, Jamestown broke out the bats, and Neil Walker began his rehab. The GCL and DSL don't play on Sundays.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/21/14


Indianapolis got big offensive days from several veterans and Chad Kuhl had an outstanding game for Bradenton, while the short-season teams struggled at the plate.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/20/14


The Pirates' affiliates got a lot of good pitching but very little hitting in a full day of activity.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/19/14


Tyler Glasnow did what he does, Buddy Borden had a good start and Bristol opened its season. Indianapolis was off.

Gamethread: Pirates, Locke look to avoid sweep


The lineup against Homer Bailey: Polanco, RFMarte, LFMcCutchen, CFG.Sanchez, 1BHarrison, 2BAlvarez, 3BBarmes, SSStewart, CLocke, P

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/18/14


Nick Kingham had another strong AAA outing, while Altoona got into a beanball war. West Virginia remained off for the SAL All-Star break.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/17/14


Adrian Sampson and A.J. Morris had strong outings, and Taylor Gushue went deep twice. West Virginia was off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/16/14


Indianapolis used four pitchers in a shutout and the DSL Pirates staged a walkathon. Altoona and West Virginia were off.

Pirates sign Joe and Luplow


The Pirates have signed the 39th overall pick in the 2014 draft, a pick they acquired from the Marlins for Bryan Morris.  Joe was considered a possibility to play catcher, outfield or first as a...

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/15/14


Luis Heredia finally had a good start and Jamestown continued to get good debuts from this year's draftees. Bradenton and the DSL Pirates were off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/14/14


Jamestown got another good debut and Reese McGuire had a career first, but there was some disastrous pitching in the farm system. Bradenton was off.

Pirates sign four more draftees


The Pirates have announced nine draft signings.  Five we already knew about:  Mitch Keller, Trey Supak, Frank Duncan, Michael Clemens and Eric Karch.  The four new ones: 7.  Nelson Jorge -- Prep...

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