Pittsburgh Pirates

Young talent keeps Bucs in position to compete
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

278
Like
Save
Bucs trade icon McCutchen to Giants
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

510
Like
Save
Bucs, Rivero reportedly agree to 4-year deal
mlbrealtalk.com

The Pirates and closer Felipe Rivero have agreed to terms on a four-year contract extension with two additional club options, according to a report from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal. The club has not confirmed the deal.

717
Like
Save
Keller lands on Top 10 RHP Prospects list
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

630
Like
Save
Musgrove eager to work in Pirates' rotation
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

921
Like
Save
Bucs' Carle, Vielma designated for assignment
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

865
Like
Save
Cole deal helps Bucs fill holes on '18 roster
mlbrealtalk.com

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

782
Like
Save
Bucs net 4 players as Cole goes to Astros
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

218
Like
Save
Sources: Cole, Mercer, Kontos avoid arbitration
mlbrealtalk.com

The Pirates avoided a trio of arbitration hearings by agreeing on Friday to one-year contracts with starter Gerrit Cole, shortstop Jordy Mercer and reliever George Kontos, sources told MLB.com.

672
Like
Save
Health goes beyond luck for Bucs' Meadows
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

580
Like
Save
Pirates pitchers promoting podcast project
mlbrealtalk.com

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.

965
Like
Save
Source: Cole to Astros trade not 'done' yet
mlbrealtalk.com

The Pirates on Wednesday appeared close to a trade that would have sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros, but an industry source said that no deal is “done” yet.

214
Like
Save