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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring News & Notes: February 21 - Rum Bunter

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 18:09

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring News & Notes: February 21
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Pirate general manager Neal Huntington even told reporters on Wednesday that after Nava's back flare up the team was not hesitate to sign Saunders, who they had been in contact with before signing Nava last week. This may suggest that the team is not ...
Pirates sign outfielder Michael Saunders to minor-league dealPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pirates sign Michael Saunders to minor league dealPirates Breakdown
Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor dealWTAE Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Pirates 40 in 40 preview – Luis Escobar - Pirates Breakdown

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:29

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Pittsburgh Pirates 40 in 40 preview – Luis Escobar
Pirates Breakdown
Our 40 in 40 series, which looks at every player on the 40 man roster for the Pittsburgh Pirates, continues today with minor league pitcher, Luis Escobar. The Columbian born righty was signed by the Pirates as an international free agent in July of ...

'Clean slate' for Crick as he begins Bucs' tenure - MLB.com

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:39

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'Clean slate' for Crick as he begins Bucs' tenure
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I'm sure [outfield prospect Bryan] Reynolds was as well, just to be in the same talks as Cutch. As soon as I found out it was for Cutch, it was all good from there. "It's a great atmosphere here. It's a lot of young dudes. It's a lot of youth. That's ...

Saunders signs Minors deal, joins OF mix - MLB.com

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:21

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Saunders signs Minors deal, joins OF mix
MLB.com
BRADENTON, Fla. -- Finalizing a process that began early this offseason, Michael Saunders signed a Minor League contract with the Pirates on Wednesday and reported to the Pirate City complex to join Pittsburgh's growing collection of outfield options ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Michael Saunders - Rum Bunter

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 13:13

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Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Michael Saunders
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The Pittsburgh Pirates quest of finding an outfielder to start in left field has continued. After signing Daniel Nava to a minor league deal and trading for Bryce Brentz, the club signed Michael Saunders today. The Pirates signed outfielder Michael ...
Pirates sign outfielder Michael Saunders to minor-league dealPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pirates sign Michael Saunders to minor league dealPirates Breakdown
Pirates sign free agent OF Michael Saunders to minor dealWTAE Pittsburgh
Hickory Daily Record
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Joe Musgrove sees opportunity with trade to Pirates - WTAE Pittsburgh

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:58

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Joe Musgrove sees opportunity with trade to Pirates
WTAE Pittsburgh
The Pirates are confident Musgrove has room for improvement after spending parts of the past two seasons with the Astros. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder compiled an 11-12 record and 4.56 ERA in 49 games, including 25 starts. "He profiles as everything we ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bucs to sign Mexican outfielder Fabricio Macias - Pirates Breakdown

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:03

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bucs to sign Mexican outfielder Fabricio Macias
Pirates Breakdown
... to announce the signing of the 19-year old on Wednesday. Macias has been on the Pirates radar for some time and just completed a two-week stint in the Dominican Republic in front of scouts where several teams showed a lot of interest. He won an ...
Pittsburgh Pirates: Players to Watch in Spring Trainingisportsweb.com (blog)
Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News & Notes: February 20Rum Bunter
Bryce Brentz, outfielder acquired from Red Sox, reports to Pirates campPittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting will keep putting out an inferior product for as long as we let him - PGH City Paper

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 06:04

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Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting will keep putting out an inferior product for as long as we let him
PGH City Paper
The Pittsburgh Pirates need to build a statue to honor Andrew McCutchen. Yes, I know it's unheard of to erect such a tribute to an active player, but this is a unique situation. Statues are supposed to commemorate important moments and people. They're ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News & Notes: February 20 - Rum Bunter

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 21:22

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training News & Notes: February 20
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He will now enter the Pirates' left field competition. You can read more about the Brentz trade here. Yo make room for him on the 40-man roster, pitcher Nick Burdi was placed on the 40-day disabled list. Outfielder/first baseman Daniel Nava sat out of ...
Pittsburgh Pirates: Players to Watch in Spring Trainingisportsweb.com (blog)
Red Sox trade Bryce Brentz to the Pirates for cash considerations ...Over The Monster
Red Sox Trade Bryce Brentz To The Pittsburgh PiratesTrifecta Network
Pirates Prospects (press release) (blog) -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Boston Herald
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All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers - MLB.com

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 19:33

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All clubs to don Douglas caps for ST openers
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"The caps made for the fundraising effort will be provided to all players, coaches and umpires." The Stoneman Douglas High School caps are reminiscent of how the Mets wore NYPD and FDNY caps following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in 2001. The Mets ...

Bucs bonding at 'breakfast club' - MLB.com

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:34

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Bucs bonding at 'breakfast club'
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BRADENTON, Fla. -- Every morning, a row of lockers in the Pirate City clubhouse stands unoccupied. Then all at once into the room walk Jameson Taillon, Joe Musgrove, Steven Brault, Trevor Williams, Chad Kuhl, Tyler Glasnow and a handful of other ...

Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce Brentz - Rum Bunter

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 15:15

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Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce Brentz
Rum Bunter
On Tuesday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a trade with the Boston Red Sox. In this trade, the Pirates acquired outfielder Bryce Brentz from the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. To make room for Brentz on the team's 40-man roster ...
Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce Brentz from Red SoxPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pirates acquire OF Bryce Brentz from Red SoxPirates Breakdown
Boston Red Sox trade Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations; move makes room for JD Martinez on ...MassLive.com
WTAE Pittsburgh -NESN.com -Twitter -Baseball-Reference.com
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Pirates acquire OF Bryce Brentz from Red Sox - Pirates Breakdown

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:22

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Pirates acquire OF Bryce Brentz from Red Sox
Pirates Breakdown
The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a minor trade with the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday, acquiring outfielder Bryce Brentz for cash considerations. The 29-year old Brentz, a right-handed hitter, smacked 31 homers with an .863 in Triple-A last season. Brentz ...
Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce BrentzRum Bunter
Boston Red Sox trade Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations; move makes room for JD Martinez on ...MassLive.com
Red Sox trade minor league slugger Bryce Brentz to PiratesBoston.com
Trifecta Network -MLB.com -Twitter -Baseball-Reference.com
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Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce Brentz from Red Sox - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:05

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce Brentz from Red Sox
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
BRADENTON, Fla. —The Pirates added another player to the left-field mix Tuesday when they purchased Bryce Brentz from the Boston Red Sox. Brentz, 29, spent 2017 with Class AAA Pawtucket. In 494 plate appearances spread across 120 games he hit 31 home ...
Pittsburgh Pirates acquire outfielder Bryce BrentzRum Bunter
Pirates acquire OF Bryce Brentz from Red SoxPirates Breakdown
Boston Red Sox trade Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations; move makes room for JD Martinez on ...MassLive.com
MLB.com -MLB.com -WTAE Pittsburgh -SB Nation
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MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Pirates' to-do list - Sporting News

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:42

Sporting News

MLB spring training 2018: Three things on the Pirates' to-do list
Sporting News
Because the Pirates have such a young roster, finding the right mix could take some time. Now that McCutchen is gone, first baseman Josh Bell is probably the best hitter in the lineup — but even he's just 25 years old and struck out 117 times in 549 ...
Who will shine in Spring Training for the 2018 Pirates?Pirates Breakdown

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2018 Pirates positional preview: Catcher - Bucs Dugout

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:56

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2018 Pirates positional preview: Catcher
Bucs Dugout
It's 70 degrees in Pittsburgh today. The sky is blue, the birds are chirping, and, if one is able to ignore that 70-degree February days should be an unnatural occurrence along the rustbelt, it feels like spring. The Pirates are also gearing up for ...

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2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 20 Prospects: Number 19 Overall - Rum Bunter

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:40

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2018 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 20 Prospects: Number 19 Overall
Rum Bunter
With February more than halfway over, we have started to rank the Top 20 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. Here is number 19. Over the years, the Pittsburgh Pirates farm system was considered one of the best farm systems in baseball. However ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bob Nutting said what? - Pirates Breakdown

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 08:53

Pirates Breakdown

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call- Bob Nutting said what?
Pirates Breakdown
Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting spoke to the team yesterday in Bradenton and his comments will add more fuel to the fire for a fan base that wants to see him out.

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AP source: Nats, Benoit agree in principle for $1M, 1 year - Boston Herald

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 05:28

Boston Herald

AP source: Nats, Benoit agree in principle for $1M, 1 year
Boston Herald
He has spent time with eight teams in the majors, including eight years with the Texas Rangers, three with the Detroit Tigers and, most recently, a brief stint at the end of last season with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He began the year with the ...
Nationals sign reliever Joaquin BenoitFOX43.com

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We miss what we never had. In 2013-15, the sample cart finally swung around the Pittsburgh Pirates fanbase, and it sprinkled on the palate what these devoted enthusiasts have been missing out on since the early ‘90s: glory.
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There are idioms out there that can seamlessly describe a situation. For Kevin Stallings, saying that the deck is stacked against him would not be potent enough.
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Jacksonville, thanks to a high-powered offensive attack, raced out to a 21-0 advantage in the first half, never losing the lead in its 45-42 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field Sunday in the AFC Divisional playoff matchup.
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The Cole Train has left the station. After an offseason of speculation and trade rumors, the Pirates finally traded their ace to the Houston Astros Saturday night, receiving right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin in return.
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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
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