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Pittsburgh Pirates Remain In Fourth Place in NL Central

Not much has changed from last week to this week in the Pirates season. After going 3-3 over their last 6 games, Pittsburgh remains in fourth place in the National League Central, only a half a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for third. The week got off to a rainy start, when their opening game […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: 2012 Season Preview

  Last year, the city of Pittsburgh got a glimpse of what meaningful baseball feels like in the second half of the season, for the first time in nearly two decades. The Pirates finished the first half of the season, with their eyes set on the NL Central title. All the players were never in […]

Will Daniel Cabrera be able to turn it around this spring?

Remember Daniel Cabrera? The tall, up and coming right hander who spend the majority of his time with the Baltimore Orioles? He’s going to get a chance with Pittsburgh this based on his performance in Spring Training. Cabrera, now 30 years old, spent five full seasons as an Oriole from 2004-2008. His stats for those seasons indicate […]

Pirates Trade Away Jose Veras For Casey McGehee

  As part of a busy offseason so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates, their latest moved involved a trade between NL central rival Milwaukee Brewers. After the Brewers recently acquired third basemen Aramis Ramirez from the Chicago Cubs, there was little room for former Brewers third basemen Casey McGehee on the roster. Going into the […]

Right Hander Sent to Pittsburgh to Complete Matt Diaz Trade

Eliecer Cardenas was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Atlanta Braves, as the player to be named later from the Matt Diaz trade. The 23 year old righty reached Double A – the highest league he’s ever  gotten to – just this year. However, his stats in Single A Advanced is where it shines. […]

Matt Pagnozzi Claimed, Pearce Moved to 60 Day-DL

Matt Pagnozzi has been claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Pagnozzi, 28, has appeared in a few games in all his career, playing catcher and 1st base. He appeared in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals, when he hit .359 in 15 games, though he only posted a .242 average at Triple A that […]

Neal Huntington Will Stay with New Extension

Pittsburgh announced today that they have extended GM Neal Huntington’s contract until 2014. The deal also includes a club option for 2015. Huntington has done a great job in getting solid players, then trading away for more prospects. This trend had happened with many of the Pirates’ stars for the past couple of seasons, which […]

Outfielders Diaz and Bowker Sent Elsewhere Before September 1; Give Credit to Neal Huntington

Before September 1st, the Pirates made some last minute moves, which were pretty reasonable on their side. Right handed hitting Matt Diaz returned to the Atlanta Braves to provide some bench depth for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Another outfielder, the 28 year old John Bowker, was sent to the Philadelphia […]