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Pittsburgh Pirates: Ke'Bryan Hayes a Top 10 Third Base Prospect The Pittsburgh Pirates finally saw one of their prospects recognized by MLB Pipeline as one of the best at their position. Did any of third base prospect…
Pirates add 11 NRIs to Spring Training roster By Garett Mansfield: AltoonaCurve.com. Pirates Spring Training is just a few weeks away and the club announced 11 additional invitees to camp. That brings the total to 51 players at big league camp when the first full-squad workout takes place on Feb.
Trivia Tuesday: Thoughts of Spring Late January is my personal sports dead zone. There isn't any baseball, I don't like basketball, and it's still a couple of weeks until the Super Bowl. Even hockey is on hiatus until the last day of the month because of the NHL All-Star Game.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Potential trades for Starling Marte Pirates fans can dream of getting 55FV SS prospect Ronny Mauricio, but unless the Mets really like Marte, don\u2019t value Mauricio, or a bidding war breaks out, it is unlikely they would be able to swing a deal. Gim\u00e9nez is coming off a down year but is still a top 100 prospect that could be an everyday SS with a lefty bat.
Surveying The Market For Starling Marte With most of the free agent action already completed, attention has shifted to some major remaining potential trade chips. We've seen a lot of chatter but little in the way of blockbuster swaps thus far. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte continues to stand out as a trade candidate.
Pittsburgh Pirates Free Agent Target: Pitcher Robbie Erlin 29-year-old left-handed starting pitcher turned reliever Robbie Erlin could fill a void in the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen in 2020.
Pirates Announce 11 Non-Roster Invitations The Pirates have announced a slew of non-roster invitations to Spring Training, including some new signings. Former big leaguers Tom Koehler and Nik Turley have evidently inked new deals with the Pittsburgh organization after qualifying for minor-league free agency at the end of the 2019 season.
Pirates invite 11 more non-roster players to spring training The Pirates invited 11 more non-roster players to spring training Monday, including their 2019 minor league pitcher of the year, James Marvel.
Pittsburgh Pirates have a Top 10 Second Base Prospect The Pittsburgh Pirates have yet to see one of their prospects land on a top 10 prospect by position list. Today, that changed with the second base list b…
Pittsburgh Pirates 2020: End of the Neal Huntington One-Size Fits All Model In 2020 the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a new general manager. With that will, hopefully, come a new pitching philosophy.
Pirates' Kevin Kramer talks fatherhood and 'fresh start' for organization Kramer, who had 50 plate appearances in 22 games with the Pirates in 2019, is hoping a fresh set of eyes combined with his hard work could give him a chance to break camp with the big league club. “It’s a fresh start, a new start. I’m going to go out there, do my job, have fun and what happens, happens, ” Kramer said.
The concept of buying prospects Not sure how many of you noticed a bit of an unusual deal a few weeks back. It did not involve the Pirates, so it might have snuck under the radar for most. But when the San Francisco Giants acquired Zack Cozart from the Angels a month or so ago, it caught my attention.
What Role Will Chad Kuhl Play For The Pittsburgh Pirates In 2020? So, what will Kuhl's role be in 2020? Well, earlier in the off-season it was reported that general manager Ben Cherington was searching for starting pitching help. We are now less than a month away from the start of Spring Training and Cherington has yet to add any such help.
On The Farm Episode 14: Pittsburgh Pirates with Max Freeze Adam and Max talk about the highs and lows of the Bucs. Introductions. Josh Bell. Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco. Kevin Newman. Austin Frazier. Ke'Bryan Hayes. ONeil Cruz. Travis Swaggerty. Will Craig and Cole Tucker. Jarred Oliva. Lolo Sanchez. Closing with some White Sox love.
Pittsburgh Pirates Payroll Projects to be Lowest in the NL The Pittsburgh Pirates have a new front office and coaching staff. Still, the same owner is in place and continues to short change the organization. One…
The Pittsburgh Pirates Shouldn't Trade Josh Bell…This Off Season While the Pittsburgh Pirates might look to shop first baseman Josh Bell sooner rather than later, holding off until next off-season might maximize their re…
Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the Farm, Minor league spotlight-Greensboro Grasshoppers Examining the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league affiliate Greensboro Grasshoppers organization.
Pittsburgh Pirates Stock Watch: Outfielder Travis Swaggerty The Pittsburgh Pirates' best outfield prospect saw his stock rise in 2019. Currently, where does it stand, and how does his future look? Pittsburgh Pirates…
Report: Pittsburgh Pirates & New York Mets Resume Starling Marte Trade Talks According to a report from Robert Murray, the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets have resumed trade talks surrounding Starling Marte.
Mets, Pirates "Recently Reopened Starling Marte Trade Talks" The Mets and Pirates have reengaged about the possibility of a Starling Marte trade, per sources for Robert Murray. It's an interesting time for the Mets to launch into trade discussions. They'd certainly love for something with a positive tilt to share the spotlight with Carlos Beltran's recent dismissal.
Examining the remaining starting pitcher free agent market Jason Vargas 2019 fWAR: 1.8 - Last season with the Mets and Phillies, Vargas went 7-9 with a 4.51 ERA in 149.2 innings. With his 84 mph fastball, Vargas relies on his curveball and changeup to finesse opposing hitters. He is an innings eater. He would be cheap.
Pittsburgh Pirates: No Top Catcher or First Base Prospects The team did not have a single pitching prospect on either list. This is the first time in a long time after seeing pitchers like Jameson Taillon, Tyler Glasnow, and Mitch Keller consistently find spots on these lists. Things have not gotten much better for the team's representation on these lists.
Pirates, Mets reopen Starling Marte trade talks After nearly a month with nothing to report on the Starling Marte trade market, talks between the Pirates and Mets have reportedly been reopened. According to MLB insider Robbert Murray, while a trade does not seem close at the moment, the two sides are back at the table.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Down on the Farm, Minor league spotlight-The state of the farm system There was a time not long ago where the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system was perennially ranked amongst the best in all of baseball. However, after the promotions and trades of many of the team's top prospects, the Pirates can no longer lay claim to having a premier minor league system.
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