What Would a Starling Marte Contract Extension Mean to the Pirates?

Pirates News

Unless you consider a fifth-starter reclamation job and a handful of wait-and-see organizational promotions exhilarating, it’s been an awfully quiet offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Not so for the Atlanta Braves, who earlier this winter signed the future core of their franchise to five contract extensions totaling 27 years and over $280 million in just […]

Pirates Stockpiled Arms Before Rule Change On Slot Draft Picks

Pirates News

Before the new management regime in Pittsburgh, the Pirates were notoriously bad, even laughable when it came to drafting and developing players. Neal Huntington accepted the GM position for the Pirates in 2007. Shortly after, Huntington along with a few other GM’s around the leage employed a strategy that has brought about rule changes for […]

What is A.J. Burnett Worth to the Pittsburgh Pirates?

Phillies News

Once A.J. Burnett stated that he will be putting off retirement for at least another year, he became the best available pitcher on the free agent market. Typing that sentence seems a little odd considering that it was only two years ago that the New York Yankees paid the Pittsburgh Pirates to take Burnett off their hands. In December of 2008, […]

Pirates Coaching Staff Faces Familiar Task Fixing Edinson Volquez

Pirates Rumors

The Pittsburgh Pirates have many young arms beginning to infiltrate the major league ball club and many still working their way through the system. Until there are enough home grown pitchers to fill out the rotation, management has gone the ‘low risk’ route in free agency. Signing pitchers with high upside and low contracts have […]

Gerrit Cole and Danny Salazar, Aces on Your Radar

MLB News

Who were two hardest throwing starting pitchers in baseball in 2013? The correct answer is Gerrit Cole of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Danny Salazar of the Cleveland Indians, who each averaged a touch over 96 miles per hour. Miami Marlins hurler Nathan Eovaldi would have been a sufficient answer as well, but he’s far less interesting. Cole and Salazar made waves in their somewhat limited […]

Pirates Decisions For First Baseman, Burnett Loom

Pirates Rumors

This is a different kind of offseason for the Pittsburgh Pirates. One they have not experienced since the winter following the 1992 campaign, when they fell to the Atlanta Braves in heartbreaking fashion in the bottom of the ninth of Game Seven of the NLCS. For the first time since 1992, the Pirates secured a […]

Pirates Extend Charlie Morton, Sign Edinson Volquez

Pirates News

Earlier today Pittsburgh Pirates reached an agreement with right-hander Charlie Morton on a three-year contract extension worth $21 million that could reach $30 million in total value according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports. Now the news that the team has  agreed to terms with right-hander Edinson Volquez on a one-year  worth $5 million. Morton would have […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Renewing Interest in James Loney

The Pittsburgh Pirates reportedly are engaged  in talks about signing free-agent first baseman James Loney.  Loney was thought to be the top target all along for Pittsburgh at first base, however there seems to be some difference on the financial framework of a potential deal. While Loney’s representatives are said to be looking for a […]