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Pittsburgh Pirates of Penzance and 'Newsies' planned for new Manatee Players season - Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 19:24

Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Pittsburgh Pirates of Penzance and 'Newsies' planned for new Manatee Players season
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
The Manatee Players will partner with the Pittsburgh Pirates for a twist on the classic Gilbert and Sullivan operetta “The Pirates of Penzance” during the 2018-19 season, which will also include the area's first production of the Broadway musical hit ...
Pittsburgh 'Pirates of Penzance,' 'Elf' and a comedy about suicide come to Manatee Performing Arts CenterBradenton Herald

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects for 2018 - Rum Bunter

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 18:00

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Baseball America's Top 100 Prospects for 2018
Rum Bunter
It is that time of the year again when major sites start to release their top prospect lists. Baseball America is the first one to release their top 100 prospects for the 2018 season. How did the Pittsburgh Pirates fair? Over the last few years, the ...
Pirates don't exactly clean up in prospect rankingsBucs Dugout
Two Pittsburgh Pirates Make the Top 100 Prospects List for Baseball AmericaPirates Prospects (press release) (blog)

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McCutchen Posts Emotional Thank You Letter To Pittsburgh Pirates Fans - CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:51

CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA

McCutchen Posts Emotional Thank You Letter To Pittsburgh Pirates Fans
CBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
McCutchen closes the thank you letter by writing, “And I might be closing the door on this stage of my life … But it's a glass door. That, you can be sure of. I'm going to look back through it, fondly and often. And I'm going to walk back through it ...
Why the Pirates are Still a Good Fit for Josh HarrisonRum Bunter
An entirely too early look at the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpenPirates Breakdown
'Thank You, Pittsburgh:' Andrew McCutchen writes emotional goodbye letter to Pirates fansWTAE Pittsburgh
Pinstripe Alley -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -The Players' Tribune
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An entirely too early look at the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen - Pirates Breakdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 14:33

Pirates Breakdown

An entirely too early look at the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen
Pirates Breakdown
Rivero just re-upped with a four year, $22 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates, including two team option years at $10 million per. In total, the contract can max out at six years, $42 million. This deal is a perfect blueprint of what the Pirates ...

Newcomers, prospects among Bucs' NRIs - MLB.com

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:58

MLB.com

Newcomers, prospects among Bucs' NRIs
MLB.com
PITTSBURGH -- Two new outfielders and a trio of highly regarded infield prospects highlight the Pirates' list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training, which the club announced Monday morning. Outfielders Bryan Reynolds, acquired in the Andrew ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Non-Roster Invites to Spring TrainingPirates Prospects (press release) (blog)

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Andrew McCutchen thanks Pittsburgh, Pirates fans in emotional letter - WPXI Pittsburgh

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:53

WPXI Pittsburgh

Andrew McCutchen thanks Pittsburgh, Pirates fans in emotional letter
WPXI Pittsburgh
It's not an eraser to my time as a Pirate, and it's definitely not a goodbye to the city of Pittsburgh. My time playing for this team … it doesn't go away, just because I'm about to go play for another. And my time living in this city -- man, I don't ...
Why the Pirates are Still a Good Fit for Josh HarrisonRum Bunter
Looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates potential Opening Day batting orderPirates Breakdown
Pirates President Frank Coonelly: Bob Nutting Was Last On Board With McCutchen TradeCBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
WTAE Pittsburgh -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette -Pirates Prospects (press release) (blog)
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A look at notable storylines among Pittsburgh Pirates Non-Roster Spring Invitees - Pirates Breakdown

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 11:52

Pirates Breakdown

A look at notable storylines among Pittsburgh Pirates Non-Roster Spring Invitees
Pirates Breakdown
In Moran's case, penciling him in as the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting third baseman to open the season would solve a lot of roster conundrum. That is Moran's ultimate destination, and his performance will likely dictate if he opens the season there ...
Pittsburgh Pirates Announce Non-Roster Invites to Spring TrainingPirates Prospects (press release) (blog)

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Money Still The Name of the Game - Minor League Ball (blog)

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:03

Minor League Ball (blog)

Money Still The Name of the Game
Minor League Ball (blog)
In the past weeks, the Pittsburgh Pirates decided to do the same. It's a shame, really, because the Pirates have one of baseball's most loyal fan bases and a beautiful ballpark. It's not a terrible market, but it's lower on the totem pole then its ...

23 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first Spring Training workout - Rum Bunter

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 05:04

Rum Bunter

23 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates have their first Spring Training workout
Rum Bunter
All signs point toward this changing in 2018, though. Josh Bell is the Pirates' first baseman and the newly acquired Colin Moran is viewed as the third baseman of the future and will get the lion's share of the starts at third base in 2018. This leaves ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter Mailbag: January 21, 2018 - Rum Bunter

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 17:13

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter Mailbag: January 21, 2018
Rum Bunter
The past week has been a wild one in the world of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since we last convened for a Twitter mailbag the team has traded away its best starting pitcher in Gerrit Cole and the face of the franchise Andrew McCutchen. Additionally, fans ...
McCutchen Posts Emotional Thank You Letter To Pittsburgh Pirates FansCBS Pittsburgh / KDKA
Looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates potential Opening Day batting orderPirates Breakdown
5 Key Stories: 1/13/18 – 1/20/18MLB Trade Rumors

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Looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates potential Opening Day batting order - Pirates Breakdown

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 11:45

Pirates Breakdown

Looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates potential Opening Day batting order
Pirates Breakdown
With pitchers and catchers reporting in less than a month, the MLB offseason is in its waning hours. Manager Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates have some decisions to make in terms of their batting order.
Pittsburgh Pirates Twitter Mailbag: January 21, 2018 - Rum BunterRum Bunter

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Heyl: With Pirates, Talk Is Cheap And Nutting's Cheaper - Patch.com

Sun, 01/21/2018 - 08:14

Heyl: With Pirates, Talk Is Cheap And Nutting's Cheaper
Patch.com
Kauffmann was the guy who had to do something when the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Gerrit Cole, their number one starting pitcher, and Andrew McCutchen, the face of the franchise and one of their all-time great players, in a two-day span last week ...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang attempting to return once again - Call to the Pen

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 09:08

Call to the Pen

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jung Ho Kang attempting to return once again
Call to the Pen
Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is not giving up on returning to the team, as he is set to apply for a work visa once again. Despite all the trades and cost cutting by the Pittsburgh Pirates, there may be one recognizable face on the team in ...

Bob Nutting does not care about your boycott - Bucs Dugout

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 06:51

Call to the Pen

Bob Nutting does not care about your boycott
Bucs Dugout
That is the first sentence of a petition started on Change.org to encourage Major League Baseball to force Bob Nutting to sell the Pittsburgh Pirates. Since the petition was created on Tuesday, the day after the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen to the ...
Pittsburgh Pirates fans petition to have Bob Nutting sell franchiseCall to the Pen
Jeff Kirik: Fans might not forgive Pirates for Cutch tradeGoErie.com
Kevin Gorman: Pirates owner Bob Nutting now face of franchiseTribune-Review
New Jersey Herald
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25 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates start Spring Training - Rum Bunter

Sat, 01/20/2018 - 05:28

Rum Bunter

25 days until the Pittsburgh Pirates start Spring Training
Rum Bunter
In just 25 days, Clint Hurdle and the Pittsburgh Pirates will send their pitchers and catches to the fields at Pirate City beginning Spring Training 2018 for the Bucs. Number 25 for the Pirates of course belongs to outfielder Gregory Polanco who will ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Petition MLB to Force Nutting to Sell the Team! - Rum Bunter

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 18:52

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Petition MLB to Force Nutting to Sell the Team!
Rum Bunter
Meanwhile, the petition continues to grow as rapidly as the frustration of Pirates fans everywhere. It's entirely likely that nothing will be done at all. MLB may agree that Bob Nutting has every right to milk every penny of profit out of the ...
The Minnesota Twins must learn from the Pittsburgh PiratesPuckett's Pond (blog)
Outfield options that could be on the table for the Pittsburgh PiratesPirates Breakdown
How a 98-Win MLB Team Has Plummeted to 100-Loss Candidate in 2 YearsBleacher Report
FanRag Sports (blog) -Call to the Pen -Tribune-Review
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Where'd the Pirates' advantages go? - Bucs Dugout

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 17:38

Bucs Dugout

Where'd the Pirates' advantages go?
Bucs Dugout
Travis Sawchik has an article up at FanGraphs (h/t pedropower) that's well worth reading, even if it's just to get a degree of validation for arguments that a lot of people have been making here. The article is entitle, “How the Pirates Got Here,” and ...

The Minnesota Twins must learn from the Pittsburgh Pirates - Puckett's Pond (blog)

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:23

Puckett's Pond (blog)

The Minnesota Twins must learn from the Pittsburgh Pirates
Puckett's Pond (blog)
The Twins need to pay attention to what is happening currently with the Pirates to be sure that the Twins are not in the same exact scenario a few years from now. The Pirates have recently traded off two of their franchise cornerstones in starting ...
Bob Nutting does not care about your boycottBucs Dugout
Outfield options that could be on the table for the Pittsburgh PiratesPirates Breakdown
How a 98-Win MLB Team Has Plummeted to 100-Loss Candidate in ...Bleacher Report
KNBR (blog) -FanRag Sports (blog)
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 10 First Base Prospects - Rum Bunter

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:17

Rum Bunter

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 10 First Base Prospects
Rum Bunter
So far MLB Pipeline has released their top 10 prospects by position for right and left handed pitchers and catchers. Today they released the top 10 first base prospects. Did the Pittsburgh Pirates have a prospects make a list? For two consecutive years ...
How do the New York Mets line up as Pittsburgh Pirates trade partners?Pirates Breakdown
The Minnesota Twins must learn from the Pittsburgh PiratesPuckett's Pond (blog)
How a 98-Win MLB Team Has Plummeted to 100-Loss Candidate in 2 YearsBleacher Report
KNBR (blog) -Call to the Pen -FanRag Sports (blog)
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We miss what we never had. In 2013-15, the sample cart finally swung around the Pittsburgh Pirates fanbase, and it sprinkled on the palate what these devoted enthusiasts have been missing out on since the early ‘90s: glory.
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There are idioms out there that can seamlessly describe a situation. For Kevin Stallings, saying that the deck is stacked against him would not be potent enough.
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Jacksonville, thanks to a high-powered offensive attack, raced out to a 21-0 advantage in the first half, never losing the lead in its 45-42 win over the Steelers at Heinz Field Sunday in the AFC Divisional playoff matchup.
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The Cole Train has left the station. After an offseason of speculation and trade rumors, the Pirates finally traded their ace to the Houston Astros Saturday night, receiving right-handers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, third baseman Colin Moran and outfielder Jason Martin in return.
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Josh Bell had not hit a walk-off home run since he was a member of the Altoona Curve in 2015. He changed that Friday with a soaring shot for the left field loonies.
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Francisco Cervelli is as passionate about the current state of Venezuela as anybody you'll find. Last month, the Pirates' catcher spoke passionately about the movement, his country's state of affairs and the future of Venezuela.
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Gustav Nyquist and Jimmy Howard led the way for the Red Wings, who landed Pittsburgh its fourth straight regulation loss.
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Monday night was more than a game. For Jameson Taillon, it was another heave in an ongoing push to liberation from a disease that can break down the toughest of men.
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