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Major League Baseball considering expansion, radical realignment
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - Tracy Ringolsby of Baseball America wrote yesterday about a growing consensus within baseball that expansion and realignment are inevitable. The likely expansion cities: Po...
Major League Baseball should amend replay review for on/off base disputes
Friday, October 13, 2017 - The Cubs won Thursdays NLDS Game 5 by a 9-8 score over the Nationals and were aided in part by replay review in the eighth inning, helping Wade Davis escape a jam. The Nati...
John Jaso Likely To Retire, Live On Sailboat
Monday, October 02, 2017 - John Jaso, the dreaded pirate-looking dude who plays for the Pirates, told reporters yesterday he is probably calling it a career now that the season is over and his contra...
MLB names World Series MVP Award in Honor of Willie Mays
Friday, September 29, 2017 - Major League Baseball just announced that it has renamed the World Series Most Valuable Player Award in honor of Willie Mays. Beginning with the 2017 World Series, the MVP ...
MLB reacts to Wiz Khalifa miming joint puff before first pitch at Pirates game
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - Wiz Khalifa created quite the scene Wednesday during his ceremonial first pitch before the Pittsburgh Pirates-Baltimore Orioles tilt at PNC Park. Suffice to say, Major Leag...
Major League Baseball wants you to look at a screen while youre at the ballpark
Monday, September 25, 2017 - During the debate last week involving expanded netting at major league ballparks, the familiar refrain from the anti-netting crowd rung out:hey, netting wouldnt be necessar...
Major League Baseball claims it will redouble its efforts on expanded netting
Thursday, September 21, 2017 - Yesterday, during the Minnesota Twins-New York Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, a young girl was injured after a foul ball flew off the bat of Todd Frazier and into the stan...
Top five Cy Young contenders in each league
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Both the American and National League have clear contenders for their respective Cy Young Awards this season, but the outcome of each race is still murky as we head into th...
MLB league-wide single season home run record set to fall Tuesday
Monday, September 18, 2017 - Giancarlo Stantons smacks, Aaron Judges jolts and all those dizzying long balls helped Major League Baseball move another poke closer to the inevitable.Nearly two decades a...
NL MVP: Sorting out the crowded field won't be easy
Monday, September 18, 2017 - If you happen to run into a baseball writer who has a 2017 NL MVP vote, give that person a hug. Theyll need it.Trying to sort out this years crowded NL MVP race is a nearly...
Teams seeking Miguel Sano-like talent at age 13
Monday, September 18, 2017 - The Twins, like most MLB teams, will send scouts to a showcase in the Caribbean this week for Venezuelan prospects, a chance to measure and evaluate players who will eventu...
A lot of things need to go right for the Pirates to contend in 2018
Monday, September 18, 2017 - The Pirates have been eliminated from postseason contention, and not long ago they ensured a second-straight losing season. Given the recent baseball renaissance in Pittsbu...
Major League Baseball: still flailing at front office diversity
Friday, September 15, 2017 - Weve written many times about how Major League Baseball has a diversity problem in its front office and executive ranks. General managers are almost all youngish white dude...
2018 will feature the earliest Opening Day in baseball history
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - Major League Baseball announced its master schedule for the 2018 season. Opening Day will be Thursday, March 29. Its the earliest Opening Day in baseball history, with the ...
Pirates' rookie Josh Bell keeps mashing, but few seem to notice
Friday, September 08, 2017 - Josh Bells choice of pregame attire Thursday got compliments from teammates and media members alike. His shirt was a Dave Parker classic: a form-fitting black T-shirt annou...
The Juan Nicasio saga continues: Phillies trade ex-Pirates reliever to Cardinals
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - Remember last week when the Pirates issued a press release explaining why they had let quality reliever Juan Nicasio go on irrevocable waivers? It was interesting because w...
Cardinals Trade for Pitcher Nicasio
Wednesday, September 06, 2017 - The St. Louis Cardinals announced today that they have acquired right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio (pronounced nih-KAH-see-oh) from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange f...
Clint Hurdle agrees to four-year contract extension with Pirates
Monday, September 04, 2017 - Clint Hurdle will return to manage the Pirates in 2018, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.Hurdle has agreed to a four-year contract extension, which repl...
Josh Harrison exits game after taking a 96 MPH fastball off his hand
Sunday, September 03, 2017 - Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison was removed from Saturdays game after taking a 96 MPH fastball to his left hand. The pitch, a wayward 0-2 ball from Reds right-hander T...
Pirates place Harrison on DL with fractured finger
Sunday, September 03, 2017 - The Pirates put Josh Harrison on the 10-day disabled list Sunday because of a broken pinky in his left hand.The injury does not officially end his season, but in all likeli...
Phillies claim veteran reliever Juan Nicasio from Pirates
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - The Phillies added a veteran reliever on Thursday, claiming right-hander Juan Nicasio off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates.Nicasio, 31, has a 2.85 ERA with 60 strikeouts...
Pirates Place Juan Nicasio, Wade LeBlanc On Irrevocable Waivers
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 6:34pm: Southpaw Wade LeBlanc is also on irrevocable waivers, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review tweets. LeBlanc is earning just $750K this year and can be co...
Dominican Winter League team announces a contract for Jung Ho Kang; visa status unclear
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - The Twitter account for Aguilas Cibaenas, a team in the Dominican Winter League, announced a deal with Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang Tuesday.It is unclear if this mea...
Polanco's '17 return TBD; 'Cisco' due back soon
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - Polanco was eligible to return Wednesday, but he is still in the early stages of his rehabilitation. Polanco took batting practice on the field early Wednesday afternoon, a...
Pirates' Kang to play winter ball in Dominican Republic
Thursday, August 24, 2017 - General manager Neal Huntington said the club is working on getting Kang (suspension) to travel to the Dominican Republic for winter ball following the 2017 season, Adam Be...
2017 NL Central Standings
Cincinnati (68 - 94)
Pittsburgh (75 - 87)
St. Louis (83 - 79)
Milwaukee (86 - 76)
Chicago (92 - 70)
2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule (Last 10)
WIN
11 - 8
@Washington Nationals
Sun, Oct 01
WIN
4 - 1
@Washington Nationals
Sat, Sep 30
LOSE
6 - 1
@Washington Nationals
Fri, Sep 29
LOSE
5 - 4
@Washington Nationals
Thu, Sep 28
WIN
5 - 3
Baltimore Orioles
Wed, Sep 27
WIN
10 - 1
Baltimore Orioles
Tue, Sep 26
WIN
4 - 1
St. Louis Cardinals
Sun, Sep 24
WIN
11 - 6
St. Louis Cardinals
Sat, Sep 23
LOSE
4 - 3
St. Louis Cardinals
Fri, Sep 22
WIN
6 - 4
Milwaukee Brewers
Wed, Sep 20
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Andrew McCutchen CF
John Jaso RF
Jordy Mercer SS
Daniel Hudson RP
Phil Gosselin 3B
Sean Rodriguez 2B
Joaquin Benoit RP
Chris Stewart C
Gerrit Cole SP
Starling Marte LF
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