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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates projected batting order - isportsweb.com (blog)

Sun, 02/26/2017 - 16:43

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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates projected batting order
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With baseball season creeping up on us only a little over a month away, it is certainly time for some baseball talk in regards to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Having already projected their starting rotation going into 2017 last week it is now time to turn ...

NEWS: Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Gerrit Cole as 2017 Opening Day Starter - Pirates Breakdown

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 16:40

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NEWS: Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Gerrit Cole as 2017 Opening Day Starter
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As per MLB.com's Adam Berry, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has announced Gerrit Cole as his Opening Day starter for the 2017 season. Cole will get the nod for the second consecutive season, having made the club's first start in 2016 as well.
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A Look at One of the Biggest Middle Infielders in the Pirates' SystemPirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog)

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Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Two Victories To Start Grapefruit League Play - Rum Bunter

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 16:16

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Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Two Victories To Start Grapefruit League Play
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On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates played their first two Grapefruit League games of the spring. The Bucs' split squads played the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays. One Pirate squad hosted the Orioles at LECOM Park in Bradenton, while the ...
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Q and A with Prospect Taylor Hearn - Rum Bunter

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:58

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Q and A with Prospect Taylor Hearn
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Hearn was sought after by the Pittsburgh Pirates before he was acquired in 2016. The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Taylor Hearn when he graduated high school in 2012. Hearn, who was taken in the 22nd round, did not sign and attended junior college instead.

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Q and A with Prospect Taylor Hearn - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:58

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Q and A with Prospect Taylor Hearn - Rum Bunter
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The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired Taylor Hearn as the second piece of the Mark Melancon trade. Hearn made an immediate impression on the club and fans.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prepare For Spring Training Opener - Rum Bunter

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:51

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prepare For Spring Training Opener
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Baseball season is here, yay! At 1:05 PM this afternoon the Pittsburgh Pirates will play their first Spring Training game of 2017. In fact, the Pirates will play two games today. The Pittsburgh Pirates will partake in some split squad action today. One ...
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Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 23rd News And NotesCBS Local
Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog) -Bradenton Herald -Observer-Reporter
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Camp Battles: Pittsburgh Pirates - MLB Trade Rumors

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 11:50

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Camp Battles: Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB Trade Rumors
The Pirates, due to a fairly strong group of young players and to a long string of multi-year contracts for their core hitters (including Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Francisco Cervelli, Chris Stewart, John Jaso, David Freese ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Earn Two Victories To Start Grapefruit League PlayRum Bunter
Strong showing from outfield in first Pirates spring training gamePittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)
Pittsburgh Pirates defeat Baltimore to open Grapefruit League playBradenton Herald
Pirates Breakdown -CBS Local -Baltimore Sun (blog)
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Spring Training Offers Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Unique Collectible Opportunities - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 15:00

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Spring Training Offers Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Unique Collectible Opportunities
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It's a curious thing newcomers to Pirate City, the Pittsburgh Pirates Bradenton, Florida-based training complex, notice immediately: there are a lot of people carrying bags and backpacks who are constantly holding photo-albums, bats, gloves, balls and ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Prepare For Spring Training OpenerRum Bunter
Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 23rd News And NotesCBS Local
Pirates begin Grapefruit League play with split-squad gamesPittsburgh Post-Gazette (blog)
Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog) -Bradenton Herald -Observer-Reporter
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Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 24th News And Notes - CBS Local

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 13:46

CBS Local

Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 24th News And Notes
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Filed Under: Austin Meadows, Gregory Polanco, Jameson Taillon, Josh Bell, Kevin Newman, LECOM Park, Pittsburgh Pirates, Spring Training. (Photo by Chris Mack/93-7 The Fan). BRADENTON, Fla. (93-7 THE FAN) – On the eve of the Pirates' Grapefruit ...
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Pirates split-squad lineups on the eve of Grapefruit League playPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sarasota Herald-Tribune -STLtoday.com -The Bradenton Times
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Paul Zeise: The Pirates should have multiple closers - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:51

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Paul Zeise: The Pirates should have multiple closers
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The idea of “bullpenning” may never actually catch on in Major League Baseball, but if ever there was a team that could use some of those principles, it is the Pirates. The bullpen appears to be the Pirates' strength this year. It is deep with a good ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB Pipeline Ranking Change - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00

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Pittsburgh Pirates: MLB Pipeline Ranking Change - Rum Bunter
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A few weeks ago MLB Pipeline released their top Prospect Lists. However, a recent injury, changed the list. Specifically to one of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Add Four Minor League Coaches - Pirates Prospects (press release) (subscription) (blog)

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 10:13

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Pittsburgh Pirates Add Four Minor League Coaches
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The Pittsburgh Pirates have added four minor league coaches, filling the vacancies from their December announcement of the minor league field staffs. In addition to the hiring of Joel Hanrahan, the Pirates have also added Tom Signore, Drew Benes ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Last Reps at Pirate City; Hanrahan Returns - Pirates Breakdown

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:02

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Last Reps at Pirate City; Hanrahan Returns
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The Pittsburgh Pirates wrapped up their workouts at Pirate City and will move to McKechnie LECOM Field tomorrow. The team will kick off the spring training schedule with some split squad action when the Baltimore Orioles travel to Bradenton and the ...

How the 2017 Cardinals compare with the Pittsburgh Pirates - Viva El Birdos

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 09:00

Viva El Birdos

How the 2017 Cardinals compare with the Pittsburgh Pirates
Viva El Birdos
This leaves the St. Louis Cardinals and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the division's #2 and #3 teams from 2016, in a separate class, neither assured of a playoff berth nor with such a negative short-term outlook that entering 2017 with a mindset of selling ...

What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do At Third Base If Jung Ho Kang Is Suspended? - Rum Bunter

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 05:00

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What Should The Pittsburgh Pirates Do At Third Base If Jung Ho Kang Is Suspended?
Rum Bunter
Yesterday, it was announced that Jung Ho Kang's DUI verdict hearing has been set. His verdict hearing is set for March 3 in his native South Korea. The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that Kang will not report to the team until after his verdict hearing.
Pirates Spring Training 2017: Feb. 22 News & NotesCBS Local
Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Kang Update; Huntington on BullpenPirates Breakdown
Pirates' Jung Ho Kang appears in court for DUI trialESPN
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -News & Observer -FanRag Sports (blog)
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Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 23rd News And Notes - CBS Local

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:05

CBS Local

Pirates Spring Training 2017 – Feb. 23rd News And Notes
CBS Local
Weekend/Evening Host Chris Mack is the pre and post-game Pittsburgh Pirates coverage on 93.7 The Fan. He can also be heard nights, weekends and as a fill-in host on 93-7 The Fan. Chris graduated from Baldwin High School and then from Penn.

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How Would The Proposed New Strike Zone Affect the Pittsburgh ... - Pirates Breakdown

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 15:01

Pirates Breakdown

How Would The Proposed New Strike Zone Affect the Pittsburgh ...
Pirates Breakdown
How would a proposed MLB-wide change to the lower part of the strike zone affect the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and hitters?

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Kang Update; Huntington on Bullpen - Pirates Breakdown

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 08:50

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake-Up Call – Kang Update; Huntington on Bullpen
Pirates Breakdown
Pittsburgh Pirates fans saw an update yesterday that may portend to how the team looks immediately following Spring Training. Jung Ho Kang appeared in court in his native South Korea yesterday to answer to the DUI charge levied against him as a result ...
Pirates Spring Training 2017: Feb. 22 News & NotesCBS Local
DUI trial held for Pirates' Jung Ho Kang in South KoreaWTAE Pittsburgh
Paul Zeise: Baseball is secondary, but Pirates can't afford to lose KangPittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sporting News -News & Observer
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Division Preview: The Pittsburgh Pirates - BP Wrigleyville (blog)

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 07:14

BP Wrigleyville (blog)

Division Preview: The Pittsburgh Pirates
BP Wrigleyville (blog)
But, there is a sliver of possibility that the Pittsburgh Pirates just might make another push. Aided by a now-weakened St. Louis team, they might be poised to surprise. So while they are not forecast for a winning season, this might be the time for ...

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