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  1. Would Pirates deal a shortstop?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates flew under the radar in the pursuit of Jung-Ho Kang, but they were the surprise winners in the bidding bid for the power-hitting Korean shortstop. The winning bid was reported to be $5,002,015 and the Pirates now have excl...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  2. Do Marlins really want Stanton to stay?

    AJ Mass

    Are the Miami Marlins secretly hoping that Giancarlo Stanton decides to leave town when the opt-out clause in his new contract kicks in after the 2020 season? That's what seemed to be intimated by Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly in a rece...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  3. Marlins looking at Alvarez?

    AJ Mass

    The Miami Marlins are still looking to make more moves after a successful start to the offseason that has yielded them the likes of Dee Gordon and Mat Latos. One of their primary positions of concern is first base. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Po...

    Blog | December 12, 2014
  4. Liriano, Pirates take the safe route

    Keith Law

    The Pittsburgh Pirates' re-signing of Francisco Liriano looks like a preemptive strike to lock him up before Jon Lester signs some kind of seven-year, $172 million deal that sends the losers in that market scurrying for the next-best available lefty....

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  5. Could Volquez stay in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were able to bring back a key component of their 2014 rotation, agreeing to a three-year, $39 million deal with Francisco Liriano on Tuesday. Could the Bucs end up doing the same with Edinson Volquez? The 31-year-old Liria...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  6. Biggest remaining needs for contenders

    Buster Olney

    SAN DIEGO -- As the winter meetings kick off, here are the most significant needs for 12 teams that view themselves as top contenders in 2015: 1. Boston Red Sox: A starting pitcher Hanley Ramirez and Pablo Sandoval are unique in this winter's m...

    Blog | December 07, 2014
  7. Pirates ready to pay SP?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are not likely to be among the teams that open up the vault in order to court the higher-priced free agents still on the market, but it doesn't look like this team is going to claim poverty and sit out the offseason either. ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  8. Top 10 center fielders in MLB

    Buster Olney

    Ranking the best center fielders is fairly simple at the top. Mike Trout, widely regarded as the best player in the game, is No. 1. Andrew McCutchen, arguably the second-best position player, is No. 2. It gets more complicated after that. 1...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  9. Could Bucs lock up youngsters?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to retain free agent catcher Russell Martin, who found $82 million of riches with the Toronto Blue Jays. If nothing else, it does give the Bucs more financial flexibility. Travis Sawchuck of the Pittsburgh Trib...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  10. Ike Davis may not last in Oakland

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics added to their infield depth Sunday, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis from Pittsburgh in a deal that sends international slot money to the Pirates. Davis, whose career has been in decline after hitting 32 homers for the New...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  11. Could Pirates pursue McCarthy?

    AJ Mass

    After officially losing Russell Martin when the free agent signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to change course on their offseason goals in a hurry. As Travis Sawchik of the Pittburgh Tribune-Review reports, "P...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  12. Pirates solidify 1B situation?

    AJ Mass

    In order to free up some room on their 40-man roster for players they believe have a future with the organization, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Ike Davis for assignment, a move which likely ends his relationship with the team. As Bill Bri...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  13. Pirates still looking for a starter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased an insurance policy on their starting rotation Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with right-hander A.J. Burnett. The deal was $4.25 million less than the player option he turned down with Philadelp...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  14. Could Martin land with Cubs?

    AJ Mass and Joe Kaiser

    Clint Hurdle remains optimistic that free agent Russell Martin will return to the Pittsburgh Pirates for next season, but the catcher has already taken the first steps towards exploring the other options available to him for 2015 by meeting with the ...

    Blog | November 08, 2014
  15. NL Central: 2014 review/2015 preview

    Eric Karabell

    Welcome to November and more baseball talk! Four divisions down, two more to go as we look back at the exciting 2014 season and ahead to what should be an excellent 2015. Check out the NL East, AL East, AL Central, AL West and now it's the NL Central...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  16. Pirates focus on rotation

    In 2014, the starting rotation of the Pittsburgh Pirates won 55 games for the team, but now the club faces the possibility of losing the pitchers responsible for 36 percent of those victories through free agency. Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post...

    Blog | November 05, 2014