1. MLB Teams Poised to Turn Free-Agent Losses into Big 2015 MLB Draft Gain

    Whether you love it or hate it, the implementation of the qualifying offer under Major League Baseball’s collective bargaining agreement has undeniably changed both free agency and the First-Year Player Draft...

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  2. Black Friday: Free Agents Who Could Come at Bargain Price for Pittsburgh Pirates

    As billions of dollars are spent this weekend by holiday shoppers eager to find items at discounted prices, Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington will remain hard at ...

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  3. Pirates Release Ramon Cabrera

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  4. Pirates Enter Plan B with Martin off Market

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  5. Pirates Star McCutchen Marries in Private Ceremony

    Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was married Saturday, exchanging vows with Maria Hanslovan during a private ceremony at St. Paul's Cathedral in Oakland , a source confirmed to Trib Total Media...

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  6. Pittsburgh Pirates Making Questionable Moves in Free Agency

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates were bounced from the playoffs in the 2014 National League Wild Card Game by the eventual World Series Champion San Francisco Giants , general manager ...

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  7. Pirates' Next Reclamation Project Pitcher: Radhames Liz

    Pittsburgh has done great work recently turning around the careers of pitchers, grabbing guys like Francisco Liriano, Vance Worley, and Edinson Volquez off the scrap heap and getting tremendous value out of them at low costs...

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  8. Pirates Are “Essentially Committed” to Pedro Alvarez as Starting 1B

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  9. Pirates Set 40-Man Roster

    The Pirates added five players to their 40-man roster Thursday, including top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon, in a series of roster moves that also included designating Ike Davis for assignment...

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  10. Pirates Designate Ike Davis, Ramon Cabrera

    The Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis and catcher Ramon Cabrera for assignment, the club announced...

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  11. Pirates Ready to Protect Top Pitching Prospects from Rule 5 Draft

    The Pirates will tweak their 40-man roster Thursday before the deadline to add minor leaguers and protect them from the Rule 5 draft.....

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  12. Pirates Sign 10, Including Former First-Round Pick, to Minor League Contract

    The Pirates signed minor league free agent Brad Lincoln, their first-round draft pick in 2006, to a minor league contract Tuesday, along with nine other minor league free agents...

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  13. Pirates Sign Brad Lincoln

    Brad Lincoln is back where it all started, signing a minor-league deal with the Pirates nearly a decade after they made him the No. 4 overall pick.....

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  14. Pirates Were Wise Not to Match Russell Martin's Deal with Blue Jays

    Russell Martin agreed today to a five-year, $82 million deal with the Blue Jays , ending his two-year tenure as the Pirates ' starting catcher...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 8 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  15. Pirates Offered Russell Martin 4 Years

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  16. Non-Tender Candidates: Ike Davis & Gaby Sanchez

    Teams have until December 2 at 11:59pm ET to decide which of their arbitration-eligible players they'll tender contracts...

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  17. Gene Collier: A.J. Burnett's Back, but Is It for Better, or Worse?

    Does this sound like it will end well for the Pirates and Burnett? Me neither. The Pirates have acquired right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett and are responsible for paying him $8...

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  18. Why the Addition of A.J. Burnett Isn't Enough for the Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates reunited with a familiar friend Friday. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that they signed starting pitcher A.J. Burnett to a one-year deal...

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  19. A.J. Burnett Takes Less Money to Return to Where Everything Clicked

    Despite frequent insistence to the contrary, free-agent signings are almost always about the money. That's what it's all about, you know. But not for A.J. Burnett . On Friday, he decided to be a very rare exception to the rule...

    Zachary D. Rymer Written by Zachary D. Rymer about 12 days ago 21,624 reads 28 comments

  20. A.J. Burnett to Pirates: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

    Starting pitcher A.J. Burnett enjoyed two of his best seasons as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates , and he will look to recapture that magic in 2015. The Pirates announced the deal via Twitter: Jon Heyman of CBSSports...

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  21. Tony Sanchez Thrives on Pirates' Catcher Competition

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  22. Pirates May Eye More Pitching Reclamation Projects

    Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but that isn't helping the Pirates in the early stages of free agency...

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  23. Ike Davis Learning to Play Outfield

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  24. Pirates' Hurdle Drops Bench Coach Job as He Reorganizes Staff

    Though most baseball teams have a bench coach, a type of second-in-command to the manager, they are neither universal nor required...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 13 days ago 88 reads 0 comments

  25. What Francisco Cervelli Acquisition Means for Pittsburgh Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made some noise Wednesday evening with their first big move of the 2014-15 free-agency period...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 13 days ago 8,908 reads 6 comments