The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to be a very different team in 2018. In less than a week, Pittsburgh traded its most iconic player of this generation in Andrew McCutchen and its top starting pitcher, Gerrit Cole. In the wake of those departures, versatile infielder – and sometimes outfielder – Josh Harrison has become the […]
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.
Christopher Crawford checks in on what the Pirates got in return for their ace
The San Francisco Giants' hunt for outfield power is prompting trade talks with the Pittsburgh Pirates about Andrew McCutchen, MLB.com reported early Thursday. McCutchen is due to make $14.75 million in 2018 after the Pirates picked up his option in early November. The MLB.com report indicated
There's apparently been plenty of back-and-forth when it comes to the New York Yankees' trade discussions with the Pittsburgh Pirates about starting pitcher Gerrit Cole. One day, talks have cooled, then a trade is perceived as imminent the next. One hitch has reportedly been the Pirates' request for infield prospect Gleyber Torres in exchange for […]
With Giancarlo Stanton in the fold, the New York Yankees appear ready to start upgrading other areas of their roster. One area where additional help may be needed is in the starting rotation, and the Yankees are showing interest in Pittsburgh Pirates ace Gerrit Cole, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports. They may have […]
Another offseason is already leaving Pittsburgh Pirates fans wondering about the future of outfielder Andrew McCutchen and Pirates’ general manager Neil Huntington had some answers Saturday. Amid trade rumors surrounding the 2013 National League MVP, Pirates fans probed Huntington for answers at Pirates Fest and the executive was clear when he delivered his thoughts about […]
As they often remind us, the Pirates will never set out to “win the winter.” Their budget prohibits splashy free-agent signings, and they rarely find themselves in the middle of blockbuster trades in the offseason.
Put the Pirates on the list of Shohei Ohtani’s suitors. Pittsburgh reportedly scouted Ohtani, the two-way superstar from Nippon Professional Baseball, and general manager Neal Huntington made it clear Wednesday night the Pirates’ interest is serious.
As their planes descended into San Juan, they witnessed the devastation. The island Mike Gonzalez loves was littered with debris, its people without power and water. Frank Coonelly saw entire towns leveled. Joey Cora struggled to see Puerto Rico, his home, “so destroyed” by Hurricane Maria.
Jonathan Mayo checks in on the Pirates’ Arizona Fall League participants, led by Mitch Keller, the top pitching prospect in attendance.
It finally happened. Andrew McCutchen hit a grand slam. Grand slam#CutchHappens pic.twitter.com/3SedvCGkve — Pirates (@Pirates) September 27, 2017 Back in June, the Pittsburgh Pirates superstar made it clear that hitting a grand slam was at the top of his baseball bucket list. Entering Tuesday, he'd amassed 201 career home runs and not one of them […]