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PIRATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Travis Snider And His Lunchbox Shipped To Baltimore

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded outfielder Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Stephen Tarpley and a player to be named later. Snider is no stranger to the AL East beginning his MLB career north of the border with the Toronto Blue Jays. The former 1st round pick struggled to find consistency with the Blue Jays and was eventually dealt to the Pirates before...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #8 – Mitch Keller

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy...
Via Pirates Prospects
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates send Travis Snider to the Orioles for Steven Tarpley

The Pirates and Orioles agreed on a trade to send Travis Snider to Baltimore tonight in exchange for minor league lefty Steven Tarpley and a player to be named later. On its face, this seems like a bit of a strange move for a contender to make: even if you assume that Gregory Polanco was going to start in right field over Snider (he was), Snider is a relatively cheap, relatively...
Via WHYGAVS?
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Make a Mistake Trading Snider, Or Are They Selling High?

I found myself going back and forth between two thoughts when thinking about the Travis Snider trade this evening. The first thought involved thinking about the possibility that Snider could be the next Brandon Moss. The Pirates got Moss in the Jason Bay deal, hoping that his power potential would translate over to the majors. It never did, although he did have a huge season with...
Via Pirates Prospects
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Travis Snider traded to Orioles

The Pirates sent Travis Snider to Baltimore in exchange for pitching prospect Stephen Tarpley and another player to be named later on Tuesday night.  Just when it was looking like the Bucs were done making moves for the winter, Neal Huntington struck again…although this one is a bit of a head scratcher so far. Although there hadn’t been any rumors leading up to this, it shouldn’t...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Passan: Snider deal ‘believed to be done’

Source: Travis Snider deal to Baltimore believed to be done. Class A pitcher Stephen Tarpley one of the prospects going to the Pirates. — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 28, 2015
Via WHYGAVS?
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup?

Earlier this off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made headlines by winning the bidding rights to Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang in somewhat of a stunning move. Kang who played for the Nexen Heroes in the Korean league destroyed competition this past season. In 116 games he hit 40 home-runs with 117 runs batted in, while posting an impressive .356 batting average. While those numbers...
Via isportsweb.com
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison < 500

Josh Harrison is why we watch sports. In June of 2013, I saw him playing in a Triple-A game in Durham. He played well enough that I came back from the game thinking to myself, “Yeah, I think he’s probably ready to take Brandon Inge’s spot as a utility player.” In early July of 2014, he was a Swiss-Army knife All-Star. The selection was objectively a bit undeserved because...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Top Prospects: #9 – Cole Tucker

The Pirates Prospects 2015 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2015 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find. While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks. Be sure to purchase your copy...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #109: Josh Harrison | 2B/3B/OF | PIT

At this time last year, FanGraphs was unrolling 2014 ZiPS projections, and Josh Harrison’s name was hard to find. A little Ctrl+F action shows no mention of him in that write-up previewing the 2014 Pirates, and the only place his name does appear is next to a yawn-inducing .264/.302/.399 slash line. By wOBA, Harrison’s projected .302 was behind notable sluggers Jose Tabata...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arbitration Settlements and the Pirates Payroll

The Pirates came to terms last week with nine arbitration eligible players. The big winners were Mark Melancon and Josh Harrison. Both received substantial raises. The biggest news was not who the Pirates settled with, but who they did not settle with. Agreements could not be reached with Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, and Vance Worley. Team policy is to not negotiate once arbitration...
Via Hidden Vigorish
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jung-ho Kang and Infinite Infield Combinations

Now that the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached a contract agreement with Jung-ho Kang we can let our imaginations run wild dreaming of the various infield combinations the Pirates could employ in the near future. Even prior to the Kang signing the Pirates had Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Josh Harrison, and Jordy Mercer – four accomplished major league players to man the infield...
Via Hidden Vigorish
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit

When John Fogerty debuted his 1985 hit song “Centerfield,” he reminded people of the joy inherent in baseball—the video produced for this musical, lyrical, and nostalgic homage to baseball depicts a collage of footage featuring baseball’s legends, including Hank Aaron, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Roy Campanella, Casey Stengel, Ted Williams, Duke...
Via The Sports Post
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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