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Tim Kurkjian: Pirates “are going to get a bat”

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

From Baseball Tonight last night: “And I’ve been told by people within the Pirates organization they are going to get a bat. Either an outfielder or a first baseman…They are not fooling around. After all these years under .500, they have a chance to make the playoffs. They are going to go for it.” Kurkjian

 
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Mark Appel: Deadline Day is upon us

Published on July 13, 2012 by in Draft, Features

We knew it would come down to today. It always does when you are dealing with Scott Boras clients. But this afternoon, at 5 PM ET, the Pirates’ 1st round pick Mark Appel will either be starting his professional career or he will be heading back to Stanford for his senior season. We know one

 
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Pirates sign Dominican OF Michael De La Cruz

#Pirates sign CF Michael DeLaCruz of the Dominican to $700K. Good chance to be 5-tool guy, per scout. One of their bigger deals this year. — Dejan Kovacevic (@Dejan_Kovacevic) July 11, 2012   This is the second big international signing this year after they inked Julio De La Cruz to the same $700,000 bonus earlier

 
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Off Day Fun: Video of all nine of Starling Marte’s home runs this year

There’s nothing happening today, so I figured it would be fun to watch highlights of Starling Marte. Enjoy.

 
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An attempt to put Andrew McCutchen’s first half into perspective

Published on July 9, 2012 by in Features

Since the inception of a league Most Valuable Player Award, there have been seven years in which a Pittsburgh Pirate has won the award: 1927: Paul Waner 1960: Dick Groat 1966: Roberto Clemente 1978: Dave Parker 1979: Willie Stargell 1990: Barry Bonds 1992: Barry Bonds Let’s revisit how each of those players did in their

 
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Andrew McCutchen to participate in Home Run Derby

Published on July 7, 2012 by in Features

good news for MLB and Pirates fans..Andrew McCutchen replaces Giancarlo Stanton in Homerun Derby — karl ravech (@karlravechespn) July 8, 2012   That’s pretty cool. Andrew McCutchen currently has 16 home runs, which is good for 6th in the National League. Considering he had zero home runs at the start of May, that is pretty

 
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