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2019 World Series: Gerritt Cole’s Success Is Further Proof of Pittsburgh Pirates Ineptitude When the Pittsburgh Pirates made pitcher Gerritt Cole the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, the team almost certainly hoped to see him pitching as a game one in the World Series. Fast forward to now, and that's exactly what Cole is doing.

Pittsburgh Pirates: What Could Stubby Clapp Bring? The Pittsburgh Pirates seem to be doing their due diligence on a lot of different managerial candidates. The most recent one could make a difference. Rig…

Grave Story: Otis Clymer Here lies Otis Clymer, a speedy outfielder who played for four teams in the majors and several championship teams in the minors. He played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Senators, Chicago Cubs and Boston Braves. Otis Edgar Clymer was born in Pine Grove, Pa., on January 27, 1876.

What to do with the middle infield? Last offseason, when the Pirates were considering their middle infield options, club officials talked up the potential of young shortstop Erik Gonzalez, who was obtained from Cleveland along with two minor league pitchers in exchange for Max Moroff and Jordan Luplow.

Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Season Rewind: Jason Martin Checking in at number 16 on the Pittsburgh Pirates top 30 prospects list is the first member of the list to crack the MLB level in 2019 Outfielder Jason Ma…

Pirates Playoff Projections: Josh Bell With the Pittsburgh Pirates offseason firmly upon us, I figured it might a good time to start a weekly series for myself to work on through the Fall and into the Winter. If you read my intro to the Bucs Dugout site back in July, you'll remember that I'm a big fantasy baseball fan, which makes me a bit of a numbers / projections guy at times.

Quick Hits: Minority Stakes, Pirates, Angels On Wednesday, Bloomberg reported that MLB will now allow investment funds to take minority stakes in teams-a development which Ben Clemens dissects in a thoughtful piece for Fangraphs.

Managerial / Coaching Notes: Openers, Pirates, Phillies Though the opener concept is less than two years old, it is suddenly unsurprising to see not one, but both teams planning a bullpen day for game 6 of the ALCS.

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects to Watch in 2020 The Pittsburgh Pirates need help in a lot of areas. Here I highlight five prospects I will be keeping a close eye on in 2020.

Antonio Brown's Pittsburgh House Is For Sale Antonio Brown's suburban Pittsburgh house is for sale and marks what should be the official end of AB's life in the Steel City where he left on bad terms - including making a neighbor mad for not cutting his grass - and is now out of the NFL just a few months later.

Report: Pittsburgh Pirates To Interview Stubby Clapp According to Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning to interview St. Louis Cardinals' first base coach Stubby Clapp for manager.

Pirates to interview Cardinals coach for manager job The Pirates will interview Cardinals first base coach Stubby Clapp for their open manager position, according to a report by MLB insider Jon Heyman. Clapp, 46, just completed his first season as a major league coach after serving as the manager for the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate Memphis Redbirds from 2017-2018.

Pirates' Jason Martin Undergoes Shoulder Surgery Pirates outfielder Jason Martin underwent surgery to address a left shoulder labral tear, Adam Berry of MLB.com was among those to report. Martin is likely in line for a four - to six-month recovery period, which could be cutting it close for the start of the 2020 season.

Report: Pittsburgh Pirates to interview Canadian Stubby Clapp for manager - TSN.ca The Pittsburgh Pirates are slated to interview Canadian Stubby Clapp for their vacant manager position, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network. Pittsburgh fired veteran manager Clint Hurdle after posting a 69-93 record this past season. Hurdle spent nine seasons as manager of the Pirates.

Report: Pittsburgh Pirates Set To Interview Stubby Clapp For Manager Job PITTSBURGH - The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interviewing Stubby Clapp for the team's managerial opening. Jon Heyman reported Friday night on Twitter that Clapp, the Saint Louis Cardinals' first-base coach, is scheduled to interview with the Pirates next week.

Pirates To Interview Stubby Clapp The Pirates will interview Cardinals first base coach Stubby Clap for their open managerial job next week, Jon Heyman of MLB Network tweets. He'll be the third reported interview for the Pirates, who have already discussed the position with Athletics bench coach Ryan Christenson and Twins bench coach Derek Shelton.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra tuning up black and gold hardware PITTSBURGH - The Steelers, the Penguins and the Pirates all sport black and gold uniforms and equipment. In Pittsburgh, there's another team now joining the party. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra unveiled a black and gold piano it is taking on its tour of Europe.

MLB minor league proposal could cut number of Pirates affiliates Baseball America reports Major League Baseball is looking to reduce the number of minor league clubs, and two of the Pirates farm teams could be implicated.

Obituary: Bobby Del Greco RIP to Bobby Del Greco, an outfielder for six teams from 1952-1965. He died on October 13 at the age of 86. He had been battling severe dementia, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Del Greco played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Saint Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies and Kansas City Athletics.

FanPulse Survey: Best World Series matchup, worst fans In SB Nation's latest FanPulse survey, we first asked readers what they think will be the best World Series matchup. There was a large constituency of voters who preferred one option, which we may very well get depending on how the next couple of days pan out.

Pittsburgh Pirates Managerial Search: Derek Shelton Emerging As The Top Contender? As the Pittsburgh Pirates managerial search carries on is Derek Shelton beginning to emerge as the favorite to land the job?

Pittsburgh ranked fifth best city for sports fans in U.S., report says PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh may be recognized as the "City of Champions" to some local sports fans, but according to one report, it isn't the best sports town in the U.S. - at least over the past 50 years.

Examining the first batch of candidates for Pirates manager While this list could obviously expand and not everyone the Pirates want to interview will reciprocate their interest, this is the first batch of serious candidates to be the next Pirates field manager. Jeff Banister. Who is he: Special assistant in baseball operations for the Pirates.

Zane Smith Smith won 100 games during a 13-year career that spanned from 1984-1996. He broke in with the Atlanta Braves and was a 15-game winner for the team in 1987, the same year he led the National League in starts. Smith reached double-digit wins again in 1990 when he won 12 games while pitching for the Montreal Expos and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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