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Hurdle excited for 'new era of Pirates baseball' Friday, 19 January 2018, 11:03 pm

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle isn't going to try to tell anyone how they should react to his club trading Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole -- not even Pirates fans or players.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs, Rivero complete 4-year contract Thursday, 18 January 2018, 6:32 pm

Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole are gone, but Felipe Rivero should be sticking around a while. The Pirates and Rivero completed a four-year deal with club options for 2022-23, with the club announcing the signing on Thursday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Huntington lauds Bucs' 'good core base' Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 8:58 pm

Pirates management has been bombarded with questions about the past, present and future of the franchise as the club moves forward after dealing Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, their best player and best pitcher.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Cutch on time with Bucs: 'A lot to be thankful for' Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 5:51 am

On Tuesday, Andrew McCutchen began looking forward to his next act. But first, he reflected on the first chapter of his career.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

J-Hay desires trade if Bucs won't contend in '18 Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 5:48 am

The Pirates traded two franchise cornerstones over the long weekend, giving up Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen for young players and prospects. If their roster "retooling" takes them out of the postseason picture, Josh Harrison doesn't want to be a part of it.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Pirates announce 2018 Minor League staffs Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 7:20 pm

The Pirates on Tuesday announced their Minor League coaching staffs for the 2018 season, introducing a new manager at Triple-A Indianapolis while keeping their championship-winning manager in place at Double-A Altoona.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Keller lands on Top 10 RHP Prospects list Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 4:48 am

The Pirates spent the long weekend reshaping their roster, trading a pair of cornerstone players for a haul of young talent. But the Pirates' next young ace may have been in their system all along.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs trade icon McCutchen to Giants Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 3:19 am

The Pirates traded McCutchen to the Giants, ending the franchise player's nine-year tenure in Pittsburgh. The Pirates receive Giants' No. 4-ranked prospect Bryan Reynolds and right-hander Kyle Crick -- who is ranked No. 16, according to MLB Pipeline.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Young talent keeps Bucs in position to compete Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 3:06 am

Over the last three days, the Pirates traded Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, the star player and pitcher for Pittsburgh's postseason teams from 2013-15. In return came a bundle of young talent the Bucs hope will lead them back to the playoffs in the near future.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Trading Cutch was a tough but wise decision Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 1:57 am

Once Gerrit Cole was traded to the Astros, it was clear that the Neal Huntington and the Pirates' front office were going to swallow hard and do the thing they never wanted to do -- trade Andrew McCutchen.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Phil Rogers

Cutch says goodbye to Pirates fans, Pittsburgh Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 12:02 am

Andrew McCutchen issued a heartfelt goodbye to Pirates fans and the city of Pittsburgh -- a place he called "My Home" in a classy tweet -- hours after it was revealed that he had been traded to the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Daniel Kramer

McCutchen bids farewell with emotional tweet Monday, 15 January 2018, 10:20 pm

Emotions.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adrian Garro

Cole deal helps Bucs fill holes on '18 roster Monday, 15 January 2018, 7:40 pm

With Gerrit Cole now an Astro, what's next for the Pirates?

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Best GIFs from Cutch's time with Bucs Monday, 15 January 2018, 7:31 pm

He's headed for San Francisco.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Chris Landers

Musgrove eager to work in Pirates' rotation Monday, 15 January 2018, 5:35 pm

Joe Musgrove will immediately join the Pirates' young rotation as the club retools its roster without Gerrit Cole. The Bucs believe the 25-year-old Musgrove will thrive as a starter, even after some ups and downs with the Astros.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs' Carle, Vielma designated for assignment Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:34 pm

The Pirates on Sunday designated right-hander Shane Carle and infielder Engelb Vielma for assignment, finalizing the corresponding roster moves following Saturday's trade of right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Astros.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs net 4 players as Cole goes to Astros Sunday, 14 January 2018, 5:06 pm

The Pirates traded right-hander Gerrit Cole to the Astros on Saturday for right-handed pitchers Joe Musgrove and Michael Feliz, as well as prospects Colin Moran and Jason Martin.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Health goes beyond luck for Bucs' Meadows Thursday, 11 January 2018, 1:53 pm

Austin Meadows wore No. 13 with Triple-A Indianapolis last season. He won't wear it again this year. But Meadows, the Pirates' top prospect according to MLB Pipeline, has changed more than just his number in an effort to avoid the injuries that have plagued him throughout his climb up Pittsburgh's Minor League system.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Pirates pitchers promoting podcast project Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 4:59 pm

Steven Brault and Trevor Williams are reporting to Spring Training in roughly five weeks, and the duo hopes to get the word out about their offseason project to as many ears as possible beforehand.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Daniel Kramer

Bucs have intriguing 'pen in front of Rivero Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 4:01 am

The Pirates have made a handful of minor moves this offseason, most of them dedicated to improving or reshaping their bullpen depth. But the core of their relief corps remains the same as it was in September.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Q&A: Hurdle reflects on time with Pirates Saturday, 6 January 2018, 4:15 pm

Clint Hurdle was the phenom's phenom. A first-round Draft choice of the Royals when he came out of high school in the spring of 1975, Hurdle passed up college opportunities for baseball and football that ranged from Harvard to Miami.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Tracy Ringolsby

Pirates claim former 2013 Draft pick Carle Thursday, 4 January 2018, 9:03 pm

The Pirates on Thursday claimed Shane Carle off waivers from the Rockies, reuniting with the right-hander a little more than three years after dealing him to Colorado.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Rodriguez happy to be healthy, back in Bucs uni Tuesday, 2 January 2018, 11:20 pm

After batting .270 with 18 home runs and 56 RBIs in 140 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2016, while seeing action at all four infield spots and all three outfield spots, Sean Rodriguez signed with the Atlanta Braves as a free agent.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Jim Lachimia

A legacy cherished: Remembering Roberto Sunday, 31 December 2017, 5:16 pm

Old film of athletes rarely ages well. There's a brilliance and magic about their talents that doesn't quite translate, that does not travel through the years. But every now and again, there's a rare athlete whose gifts are so beautiful, so pure, so timeless that the crackling video looks as modern and fresh as if it was taken yesterday. Just watch Roberto Clemente throw a baseball.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Joe Posnanski

Setbacks aside, Bucs found some magic in '17 Saturday, 30 December 2017, 5:10 pm

The past year resulted in disappointment for the Pirates, from the early absences that hamstrung their lineup to the 75-87 record that again left them searching for answers this offseason. But 2017 was not without its bright spots for the Bucs.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Inaugural MLB Little League Classic a success Friday, 29 December 2017, 6:38 am

What made the inaugural MLB Little League Classic between the Pirates and Cardinals so special?

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Bucs' Hearn primed for breakout in '18 Friday, 29 December 2017, 6:36 am

Jonathan Mayo breaks down a list of an even dozen prospects -- six hitters and six pitchers -- who seem primed to have big 2018 seasons and who could, as a result, land on our Top 100 at some point in the current year.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Jonathan Mayo

Clemente's spirit of goodwill, stardom lives on Friday, 29 December 2017, 4:46 am

New Year's Eve marked 45 years since the sudden loss of Pittsburgh icon Roberto Clemente, whose legacy hasn't dimmed since his heyday.

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Resilient Taillon confident, focused forward Tuesday, 26 December 2017, 5:41 am

Think about where this year took Jameson Taillon, and it might have come across as a relief to hear him talking about something as relatively minor as his changeup grip earlier this month.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Williams' gifts for Bucs: Instruments for everyone Friday, 22 December 2017, 7:00 pm

You probably know Trevor Williams the pitcher, the guy who came out of the bullpen and locked down a spot in the rotation during a solid rookie season. You also probably know Trevor Williams the social media presence, otherwise known as @MeLlamoTrevor, the guy who occasionally goes viral with, as he would say, "average to above-average jokes."

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

Hurdle in awe of Bell's approach, 'different optic' Friday, 22 December 2017, 4:00 am

It's nearly 2018, and it's still unclear if the Pirates view next year as a chance to contend or another bridge to a brighter future. Either way, Josh Bell might be the most important player in Pittsburgh's lineup.

Source: PIT Homepage News PIT Homepage News | Adam Berry

New Prolight 59Fifty Spring Training caps are in Sunday, 19 November 2017, 6:15 pm

New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.

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Pirates' Top 30 prospects list Saturday, 18 February 2017, 1:56 am

Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.

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