Report: Altoona manager Joey Cora to be Pirates' next third-base coach
post-gazette.com Updated Oct 25 (yesterday)
After a successful first season managing Class AA Altoona, Joey Cora has been promoted to the Pirates major league staff and will serve as the team’s third-base coach, according to a report.Share Tweet
post-gazette.com Oct 25 (yesterday)It really is no choice at all. It is a choice between the lesser of two evils, two really undesirable choices, and we all lose no matter who wins.Share Tweet
Pirates fire third-base coach Sofield, reassign 1B coach Leyvapost-gazette.com Oct 22 (4 days ago)The Pirates fired third-base coach Rick Sofield Saturday, ending his four-year tenure on the major league staff after a season of baserunning mistakes.Share Tweet
Defensive versatility next step for BellMLB.com Oct 19Josh Bell's bat made him one of the top prospects in the Pirates' system. But when the 24-year-old left his end-of-season exit interview with manager Clint Hurdle and general manager Neal Huntington, he was thinking mostly about his defense.Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Oct 18Chicago Cubs center fielder Dexter Fowler busted his belt making a second sensational diving catch Sunday night in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. For the first catch, he raced in and to his left. For the second, back and to his right…Share Tweet
The problem with your problem with Andrew McCutchen's postseason productivitypost-gazette.com Oct 12When I wrote last week about the decision looming before the Pirates front office this offseason regarding whether to trade Andrew McCutchen, the face-of-the-franchise center fielder, a common rationalization from the trade-him camp was this: McCutchen …Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Showalter, Francona highlight shifts in bullpen usagepost-gazette.com Oct 11Baseball is rarely this neat and clean, but last week it offered us an interesting juxtaposition between two schools of bullpen usage.Share Tweet
On the Pirates: Bill Brink's final 2016 report cardpost-gazette.com Oct 9With the first pitch of the season’s final game minutes away, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington discussed a myriad of topics in the back of the press box at Busch Stadium. How might John Jaso and Josh Bell coexist on the same roster; why Starling …Share TweetThe Pirates on Wednesday acquired right-hander Brady Dragmire from the Blue Jays for cash considerations, picking up a Minor League reliever who fits their ground-ball preference for pitchers.Share Tweet
Paul Zeise: Pirates owner Nutting needs to increase payroll so Huntington can build a winnerpost-gazette.com Oct 4The Pirates missed the playoffs this season and finished with a losing record for the first time since 2012. That should force the organization to take a long, hard look at itself and make some changes in the offseason.Share Tweet
Paul Zeise: Taillon a bright spot in disappointing Pirates seasonThe Pirates season has finally come to an end, and it was a disappointment on many fronts, but especially in the standings as they missed the playoffs and finished with a losing record for the first time since 2012.Share TweetThe St. Louis Cardinals scored six runs in the seventh inning Sunday as they hammered the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-4.Read more...Share Tweet
Pirates report card: Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2016In this weekly Monday feature, Post-Gazette writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt look back at the week that was and grade the Pirates’ performances in a few key areas.Share Tweet
Cosplay Margaery Tyrell, Is That You?deadspin.com Oct 3Cosplay Margaery Tyrell, Is That You? | Jalopnik It Happened Again | io9 Death is Coming in the First Trailer for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales | Lifehacker Why You Constantly Open Certain Confusing Doors Wrong |Read more...Share Tweet
Pirates GM Neal Huntington: 'The first finger that should be pointed is in my direction'ST. LOUIS — As general manager Neal Huntington discussed what improvements the Pirates needed before 2017, he repeatedly shouldered the responsibility.Share Tweet
Analytics don’t lie; Pirates hurt all season by pitching, defensepost-gazette.com Oct 2When the Pirates finish their final game of the season in St. Louis today, they’ll head home. Not home to PNC Park, to prepare for a wild-card game like the previous three years, but their offseason homes, with plenty of time to ponder the descent from …Share TweetMLB.com Oct 1It will all come down to Game 162 for the Cardinals, who, with a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Pirates, staved off potential Wild Card elimination on Saturday. Jedd Gyorko delivered the game-winning hit with his two-out, eighth-inning home run.Share Tweet
Cardinals Push Playoff Chase to Final Day, Hold Off Piratesnytimes.com Oct 1Jedd Gyorko has gotten plenty of big hits during his second-half. He got the biggest hit of his career Saturday.Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Oct 1ST. LOUIS — One by one this week, the rookies made their final starts. Jameson Taillon began the trio of finales Wednesday against the Chicago Cubs. Tyler Glasnow continued it Friday. Saturday afternoon, it was Chad Kuhl’s turn.Share Tweet
Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging callspost-gazette.com Oct 1ST. LOUIS — Entering Busch Stadium for a three-game series a day after a strange ending involving a missed call and a too-late attempt to challenge, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates have strategies in place for such a scenario.Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 1Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.Share Tweet
Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving CultureMar 2Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about the importance of Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's season outlook and taking the next step.
Pirates: Spring Training Players To WatchMar 2The Pirates have a new catcher in Francisco Cervelli and a new first baseman in moving Pedro Alvarez over from third, and they need both to lead in hitting if the team wants to win the NL Central.
Cole Looking To Build On Early SuccessMar 2Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole discusses working with new catcher Francisco Cervelli and helping his team win more games.
Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho KangDec 22David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.