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Pittsburgh Pirates: Manfred Threatens to Dismantle Minor League Baseball To cut minor league baseball would obviously make a huge impact on the league. Many teams have a long-running history with some of their affiliates. For instance, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Altoona Curve. The Curve became the Bucs affiliate back in 1999 and has become a symbol of the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor Leagues.

The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Trade Adam Frazier While the Pittsburgh Pirates were not very active at the MLB Winter Meetings, they were at the center of plenty of trade rumors. One of the team's players whose name came up most in trade rumors was infielder Adam Frazier. Frazier has been a mainstay with the Pirates dating back to 2016 when he made his MLB debut.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the Farm, minor league spotlight-Stephen Jennings Either way, Stephen Jennings will remain a Pittsburgh Pirates prospect to keep an eye on in the minors this season. While it currently appears that he may begin the 2020 season with the Grasshoppers, there is a good chance that he will quickly be promoted to the High-A Bradenton Marauders.

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Potential Trades for Starling Marte Starling Marte will likely get traded this offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here are three potential moves that make sense for the Pirates.

Passion for the Pirates is Still Present in Pittsburgh It hasn't always been fun to be a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, but the passion this city has for its team is still there.

Pirates value relationship building over MLB experience for next pitching coach So far, the candidates linked to the Pirates' pitching coach opening do not have much major league coaching experience, but that is not a deterrent.

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Stay Tuned for a Starling Marte Trade One thing that many Pittsburgh Pirates fans were expecting to occur at this year's Winter Meetings was for star outfielder Starling Marte to be traded. Marte is arguably the Pittsburgh Pirates most valuable trade chip on the current roster and does not project to fit in the team's future window of contention.

Pirates Playoff Projections: Gregory Polanco Welcome to episode nine of the Pirates Playoff Projections series! 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.

Kyle Brown Raise it long and raise it strong. I am overjoyed to be joining the cadre of prospectors at Prospects1500 as the Pirates correspondent. My aim will be to inject hope into any and all Pirates fans who traffic this site and to provide them all with a better understanding of our farm system.

Friday Focus: 1990 NLCS - Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds This week's Friday Focus narrows in on the 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates who took on the Big Red Machine in the NLCS.

What the Pirates did, did not do at MLB Winter Meetings - They did not make a trade. There were definitely rumors swirling all week, especially around Starling Marte. However, they did not make the deal, and it does not look like there is one coming in the near future, either. Of course the Pirates do not have to trade Marte.

What the Pirates accomplished at MLB’s Winter Meetings The Pirates didn’t make any major moves at Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings, but here’s a look at what they did accomplish.

Q&A with Cody Bolton I just try to have fun with it. What kind of music do you like? Bolton: I'm a big country guy. Favorite artists? Bolton: Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, and Jason Aldean. Are you a sports fan outside of baseball? Bolton: I used to play football.

Pittsburgh Pirates' Winter Meeting Update It's been a quite week so far from Ben Cherington and the Pirates' contingency in San Diego, but a couple of big trades could spice up the event.

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Is an Adam Frazier Trade Nearing? The Pittsburgh Pirates have been getting a lot of contact about their veteran players. It seems that they could be closing in on a deal that would includ…

Pittsburgh Pirates: Three Intriguing Targets In Today's Rule-Five Draft The annual Rule-Five Draft will take place this morning at the MLB winter meetings in San Diego, could the Pirates make a selection? The last time the Pitt…

Trade Rumors: Rangers, Smith, Lowrie, Blue Jays, Frazier, Cubs The Athletics aren't the only AL West team interested in Jed Lowrie's services, as the Rangers have been in talks with the Mets about a deal that would send both Lowrie and Dominic Smith to the Lone Star State, The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal reports. However, "talks to this point have failed to progress" between the two clubs.

Ben Cherington Gives Update On Pittsburgh Pirates Coaching Staff At Wednesday's meeting with the media Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Ben Cherington gave some updates on the Pirate coaching staff and front office. Cherington made his biggest, and most important, hire for the Pirate coaching staff when Derek Shelton was hired as the team's manager on November 27th.

Winter Meetings: Rule 5 decision looms for Pirates Major league rosters are expanding to 26 players in 2020. For a team like the Pirates, that presents an opportunity to take a player in the Rule 5 draft, which will happen during the final day of the Winter Meetings Thursday at 12 p.m. Eastern. However, GM Ben Cherington does not believe that spot has to be used on a Rule 5 pick.

How the Pirates are handling a potential Starling Marte trade Marte’s comments from Thanksgiving have had reverberating effects.

What is Jeff Banister's future with the Pirates? After not getting the manager job, will Jeff Banister rejoin the Pirates for next season?

Derek Shelton as Jim Leyland would be great for Pirates, Pittsburgh The former Pirates skipper had called Shelton to congratulate him on getting the job. He also wanted to tell Shelton a little about Pittsburgh, Leyland’s adopted hometown, and to offer some advice.

NL West Rumors: Padres, Marte, D-backs, MadBum, Rox, Marquez Continuing an active winter in the San Diego outfield, the Padres have joined the race to acquire Pirates center fielder ….

Pittsburgh Pirates: New Team Enters The Starling Marte Sweepstakes The San Diego Padres are…

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