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Paul Zeise: Andrew McCutchen isn't the issue — the lack of a ve…

Paul Zeise: Andrew McCutchen isn't the issue — the lack of a veteran pitcher is

post-gazette.com deadspin.com Updated 4 hours ago
The Pirates will need Andrew McCutchen — and Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco, Jung Ho Kang and Josh Bell — to go off at the plate if they want to compete in 2017, but unless they do something to address their starting rotation, it might not matter.
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  • Pirates select lefty Tyler Webb in Rule 5 draft

    Pirates select lefty Tyler Webb in Rule 5 draft

    post-gazette.com 7 hours ago
    OXON HILL, Md. — The Pirates added a fifth left-hander to their bullpen Thursday by selecting Tyler Webb from the New York Yankees in the major league phase of the Rule 5 draft, which concluded baseball’s winter meetings at Gaylord National Resort and C…
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  • Pirates notebook: Better pitching, new coaches should help impr…

    Pirates notebook: Better pitching, new coaches should help improve defense

    post-gazette.com 17 hours ago
    OXON HILL, Md. — Better pitching and new voices on the coaching staff should help the Pirates improve defensively in 2017, one year after the club regressed in the field, manager Clint Hurdle said Wednesday.
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  • Hurdle hopes Bucs don't part with Cutch

    Hurdle hopes Bucs don't part with Cutch

    MLB.com 23 hours ago
    The list of potential suitors for Andrew McCutchen has shortened this week, and the Pirates may leave the Winter Meetings with their franchise player in tow.
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  • Marlins agree to 1-year deals with Locke, Ellis

    Marlins agree to 1-year deals with Locke, Ellis

    MLB.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    Another rotation candidate is about to join the Marlins. Left-hander Jeff Locke has reached an agreement on a one-year contract, pending completion of his physical, MLB.com has confirmed.
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  • Ron Cook: Angst is up as Pirates negotiate bumpy offseason

    Ron Cook: Angst is up as Pirates negotiate bumpy offseason

    post-gazette.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    The two best bench players from last season have left. Speculation has two other popular players soon following. The team’s best power hitter is in a couple of legal jackpots and might not be available next season. The price of doing baseball’s business…
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  • As pitchers enter and exit the market, Pirates 'don't feel that…

    As pitchers enter and exit the market, Pirates 'don't feel that we are driven to force it'

    post-gazette.com Dec 7 (yesterday)
    OXON HILL, Md. — As trades and signings removed potential starting pitchers from the pool of available players, the ripple effects infused that group with some new ones, offering teams like the Pirates who seek starters more options.
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  • Pirates had $62 million reasons to trade Mark Melancon

    Pirates had $62 million reasons to trade Mark Melancon

    post-gazette.com Dec 5 (3 days ago)
    The Pirates’ decision to trade closer Mark Melancon at the deadline always made sense. On Monday, it made even more.
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  • Winter Meetings, Day 1: Meetings set, deals done

    Winter Meetings, Day 1: Meetings set, deals done

    post-gazette.com Dec 5 (3 days ago)
    OXON HILL, Md. — Greetings from the banks of the Potomac, the epicenter of the baseball world for the next four days. On the docket: Questions surrounding Jung Ho Kang’s latest DUI, the Pirates’ search for pitching, Andrew McCutchen and more.
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  • Yankees agree to deal with Matt Holliday for $13 million

    Yankees agree to deal with Matt Holliday for $13 million

    yahoo.com Dec 4 (4 days ago)
    Cardinals’ outfielder Matt Holliday obliges the fans with a curtain call after hitting a pinch-hit home run during a 7-0 with against the Pirates. (AP) Before general manager Brian Cashman could make his grand entrance at the Winter Meetings, the New Yo…
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  • McCutchen, pitching at issue for Pirates at winter meetings

    McCutchen, pitching at issue for Pirates at winter meetings

    post-gazette.com Dec 4 (5 days ago)
    The Pirates got a taste of the winter meetings spotlight last December when they traded Neil Walker to the New York Mets. This year, when baseball’s power brokers gather at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., they’…
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  • Pirates non-tender Locke, Fryer; offer contracts to six arbitra…

    Pirates non-tender Locke, Fryer; offer contracts to six arbitration-eligible players

    post-gazette.com Dec 2 (6 days ago)
    The Pirates did not offer contracts to lefty Jeff Locke and catcher Eric Fryer before Friday’s deadline, but they tendered everyone else, including six arbitration-eligible players.
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  • Pirates agree to terms with Wade LeBlanc

    Pirates agree to terms with Wade LeBlanc

    post-gazette.com Dec 2 (6 days ago)
    The Pirates and lefty Wade LeBlanc agreed to terms on a one-year contract with a club option for 2018, according to a source.
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  • Here's Dashcam Footage From Jung Ho Kang's Alleged DUI Crash

    Here's Dashcam Footage From Jung Ho Kang's Alleged DUI Crash

    deadspin.com MLB.com Dec 2 (6 days ago)
    South Korean 24-hour news channel YTN obtained dashcam footage from the car of Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang, who was charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident. You can see the car speeds too fast around a turn, before running over a median …
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  • McCutchen to Nats talks appear to heat up

    McCutchen to Nats talks appear to heat up

    MLB.com post-gazette.com Dec 2 (6 days ago)
    The Pirates seem prepared to deal the face of their franchise, as they have reportedly begun discussing Andrew McCutchen in trade talks with other clubs.
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  • Video - Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving Culture 03:09

    Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving Culture

    Mar 2
    Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about the importance of Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's season outlook and taking the next step.
  • Video - Pirates: Spring Training Players To Watch 01:18

    Pirates: Spring Training Players To Watch

    Mar 2
    The 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.
  • Video - Cole Looking To Build On Early Success 02:43

    Cole Looking To Build On Early Success

    Mar 2
    Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole discusses working with new catcher Francisco Cervelli and helping his team win more games.
  • Video - Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang 01:54

    Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho Kang

    Dec 22
    David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.