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Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
Via Fangraphs
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates a dark horse to acquire Jon Lester

The Pittsburgh Pirates have emerged as a dark horse to possibly acquire Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday’s deadline, major...
Via Sports-Glory
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh a 'dark-horse' candidate to acquire Jon Lester

In a seemingly surprising turn of events, the Pittsburgh Pirates are considered a 'dark-horse candidate to acquire Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.#451434256 / gettyimages.comThe Pirates have been linked to Lester a few times this month, but nothing as concrete as the report today from Passan and Brown. In their report...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gerrit Cole throws five shutout innings in rehab start

On the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed five shutout innings Monday in a minor-league rehab start at Triple-A. He allowed five hits, striking out seven and walking three while throwing 81 pitches. That suggests he might be ready to come off the DL and rejoin the rotation, except the Pirates have indicated they’ll be patient with his timetable.
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Reap OF Windfall In Pirate Trade

Bell, Ramirez, MeadowsOne of teams reportedly interested in trading for Jon Lester is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Buccos are currently just two games behind division-leading Milwaukee and could use a veteran stud in its generally mediocre rotation. With the inconsistent Gerrit Cole still recovering from injury, the BrewCrew currently features the following starters: Charlie Morton...
Via FenwayNation
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Interested In Antonio Bastardo, Reunion With Marlon Byrd

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in at least one of their former players, thus far, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. The Pirates players lobbied for Burnett's return. But, with Burnett's 2015 option year looming, the Pirates have cooled on the idea of Burnett, according to many reports. Though they have...
Via Philliedelphia
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole rehab result

As the Pittsburgh Pirates work towards getting back to the top of the National League Central, they got some very encouraging news from AAA Indianapolis. Ace Gerrit Cole looked spectacular during his scoreless five inning rehab outing with the Indians.#170700468 / gettyimages.comIn his start, Cole threw 81 pitches (50 strikes) and struck out seven batters.  Jake Seiner of MILB...
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Giants

Monday, 10:15 (ROOT): Vance Worley vs. Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, 10:15 (ROOT, MLBN): Francisco Liriano vs. Tim Hudson Wednesday, 3:45 (ROOT, MLBN): Charlie Morton vs. Tim Lincecum The Pirates’ second and final west coast swing of the season continues this week at AT&T Park, where they’ll face off in the wee hours (in the East) against the San Francisco Giants – one of...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Neal Huntington and “The Big Move”

Pittsburgh Pirates With this year’s trade deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.  What was once an unheard of concept, the Pirates have now been buyers at the trade deadline for the fourth year running. Names such as Ryan Ludwick, Wandy Rodriguez, and Marlon Byrd have all been added to the roster by GM Neal Huntington...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Josh Harrison Jukes Entire Rockies Infield Avoiding Rundown (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Josh Harrison might want to try out for running back when he’s finished with baseball. Your browser does not support iframes. While this sequence of base running was truly amazing; it wasn’t to be in vain. Harrison went 4-6 on the night against the Colorado Rockies, helping to propel them to a 7-5 victory. The breathtaking rundown didn’t happen...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison Overslides Bag on Steal, Somehow Evades Tag and Pickle

Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison successfully swiped second base in the 6th inning during his team’s win in Colorado on Sunday, but proceeded to overslide the bag. Instead of simply electing to give up and accept a quick tag from Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge, Harrison began scampering to third base, initiating a seemingly impossible pickle. Not only did Harrison successfully...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison Escapes Rundown With Crazy Moves (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison can escape a rundown like no other player can. The first-time National League All-Star narrowly avoided getting tagged in a pickle during a June 27 game against the New York Mets. Harrison topped that performance on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies with some elusive moves that any NFL team would like to have in its backfield. Harrison...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Antonio Bastardo a potential trade targe

With July coming to a close and several teams still in the playoff hunt, there are several buyers bidding for the same players. A major seller this season appears to be the Philadelphia Phillies, and on Monday 10 scouts, including the Pittsburgh Pirates were in attendance to check out Antonio Bastardo among others. According to John Perrotto from USA Today Sports, the Pirates are...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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