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WATCH: Pirates’ Cheese Chester lands on DL

Cheese Chester has been placed on the 15 day disabled list with a broken foot. He will be out six to eight weeks. (Photo Credit: @freedbird Twitter) Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that one of their beloved racing pierogies, Cheese Chester has landed on the disabled list with a broken foot. He looks to be out for six to eight weeks. Cheese Chester is out 6-8 weeks...
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9 hours 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...
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh has 'mild' interest in Phillies' A.J. Burnett

The Pittsburgh Pirates are on the lookout for another starting pitcher before the month of August. While nothing appears to be imminent at this time, they are looking at their options.One player they have been heavily connected to is A.J. Burnett, who played for Pittsburgh last season. There is mutual interest between the Pirates and Burnett, but they want no part of his player option...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have stayed relatively healthy throughout 2014, but they have a few key players out at the time as they fight for a division title. Here are the latest updates on Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, and Clint Barmes via's Stephen Pianovich.#451705896 / gettyimages.comGerrit ColePianovich reports that Gerrit Cole threw a simulated game Wednesday, throwing...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 12-Year Old Cancer Patient To One-Day Contract

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Make-A-Wish teamed up to make 12-year old Matthew Beichner’s dream come true this week when they signed Beichner, who is currently battling brain cancer, to a one-day contract on Tuesday. Beichner was the subject of his own press conference, had a locker waiting for him inside the Pirates clubhouse, and got to meet, have lunch and play catch with his...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

One of the biggest questions facing the Pirates heading down the stretch is whether or not they had an ace to lead their pitching staff. That question might have been answered Wednesday night when Francisco Liriano put together a brilliant outing against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Liriano (2-7), expected to be the ace this season but hampered instead by injury and inconsistency,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Like a broken record: Francisco Liriano once again tries to find himself

Rather than re-hashing the same old same old “The Pirates need Francisco Liriano back on track to contend” that gets trotted out every time he starts, let’s take a minute a check out his Brooks Baseball page to see if the narrative that he’s looked better since his return from the disabled list except for his control checks out. If we’re just going by pitch velocities,...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez is Bad at Baseball

As a Phillies fan, I am well aware of the magnitude of suck that Michael Martinez brings to a team.  However, poor Pirates fans may have no clue what they're getting into.  I'm here to make it blatantly clear just how awful Mini-Mart is.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th...
Via More Hardball
1 day 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...
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Stunning Rebecca Grant Makes A Provocative Argument Why You Should Be A Pirates Fan

Rebecca Grant is a beautiful NFL hostess on Fox sports and ESPN as well as a ridiculously hot model that has been featured in FHM and Maxim. She is also a huge Pirates fan. In this mesmerizing Instagram video she states a compelling case as to why you should be a Pirates fan. I am suddenly a huge Pittsburgh Pirates fan. The post Stunning Rebecca Grant Makes A Provocative Argument...
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The clock is ticking for Vanimal

Vance Worley probably doesn’t have much time left in the Pirates’ rotation. Between the rumors that the Pirates are interested in acquiring a starter and Gerrit Cole’s recovery from his lat problem, it’s hard to imagine Worley’s got more than a couple of starts left as a Pirate. Tonight, he’ll face off against Josh Beckett in Beckett’s first start since July 6th, as...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez- Historically Horrible

Fear not Phans, Michael Martinez is back, but this time with the Pirates (Phucco!).  His shortcomings were lamented on WSBGMs aplenty when he played for the Phillies, so why stop now?  You know we love to beat a dead horse.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th with a .185 batting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh scouting Phillies' A.J. Burnett

According to Matt Gelb of, the Pittsburgh Pirates may have interest in a reunion with veteran starter A.J. Burnett.#452157362 / gettyimages.comThe 37-year-old Burnett told the Pirates after the 2013 season that he would either retire or return to play another year with the Bucs. Things clearly didn't go according to plan, however, as Burnett accepted a more lucrative...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Starling Marte, Gerrit Cole

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 52-46 on the season, following a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies on Sunday. Neil Walker lead a 12-hit attack, going 3-for-4 win an RBI and two runs scored. Three other Pirates each had two hits. There was good news on the injury front, as Starling Marte appeared as a pinch hitter after missing the previous game after being hit in the head...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: The bullpen edition

Huston StreetThe Pittsburgh Pirates are in the thick of a race for the National League Central, but the bullpen could be the deciding factor on whether the Buccos repeat last season’s magic or not. Repeating last season’s performance will be difficult for Pittsburgh, especially with four teams being in on the race this year, but if they strengthen a sometimes shaky “Shark Tank”...
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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