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Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first ba…

Pirates experiment with outfield prospect Josh Bell at first base

post-gazette.com Updated Oct 19 (yesterday)
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — What the Pirates are trying to do with Josh Bell stems from equal parts necessity, opportunity and hope. They are trying to create a spot for a valuable asset due to stability at one position and a lack thereof at another. And becaus…
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  • Out of left field, this time it's Ishikawa

    Out of left field, this time it's Ishikawa

    MLB.com Oct 17 (4 days ago)
    Before Travis Ishikawa hooked on with the Giants earlier this summer, he spent time mulling retirement, having been set free by the Pirates. Then injuries happened, opportunities opened and Ishikawa became the Giants' latest out-of-thin-air hero.
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  • Banister delighted by challenge of managing

    Banister delighted by challenge of managing

    Jeff Banister spent 29 years with the Pirates organization, the past four as bench coach, and now he is manager of the Rangers. He has a nice three-year contract plus an option for 2018 and far more responsibility than he had in Pittsburgh.
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  • Pirates to raise season ticket prices

    Pirates to raise season ticket prices

    post-gazette.com Oct 16 (5 days ago)
    SURPRISE, Ariz. — The Pirates will raise season ticket prices for the fourth consecutive year in an effort to keep pace with the prices of their division rivals, rising demand on the secondary market and record attendance.
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  • Mental toughness and sound execution make Giants, who defeated …

    Mental toughness and sound execution make Giants, who defeated Cardinals 6-4, difficult to beat in October 

    nydailynews.com Oct 16 (6 days ago)
    You watch these Giants, who are now on the verge of their third World Series in five years, and sometimes you can’t quite figure out how they do it. They’ve hit exactly two home runs in this post-season, and only one since they routed the Pirates in the…
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  • Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015

    Catching prospect Diaz could be in Pirates' plans for 2015

    MLB.com Oct 15 (6 days ago)
    As the 2014 Minor League season progressed, manager Clint Hurdle and GM Neal Huntington both went out of their way to heap props on catching prospect Elias Diaz, and he could have an impact on the Pirates in 2015.
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  • Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

    Rangers focused on three managerial candidates

    MLB.com Oct 14
    Texas has narrowed its managerial search down to three finalists: interim manager Tim Bogar, Indians bullpen coach Kevin Cash and Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister.
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  • Bucs considering future of four key veterans

    Bucs considering future of four key veterans

    MLB.com Oct 9
    After the Pirates' loss in the Wild Card Game, the club turned its attention to the offseason. On the sixth day after the conclusion of the World Series, Russell Martin, Edinson Volquez, Francisco Liriano and Clint Barmes will become free agents able to…
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  • Rangers continue skipper interviews with Banister and McEwing

    Rangers continue skipper interviews with Banister and McEwing

    MLB.com Oct 8
    The Rangers continued their interviews with managerial candidates by meeting with Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister and White Sox third base coach Joe McEwing on Wednesday. The Rangers have already interviewed pitching coach Mike Maddux, Triple-A manage…
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  • Pirates manager Hurdle has right hip replaced

    Pirates manager Hurdle has right hip replaced

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle underwent surgery on Monday to replace his ailing right hip.
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  • On the Pirates: Final grades

    On the Pirates: Final grades

    The result of the National League wild-card game does not do justice to the Pirates' season. They went 88-74 despite losing Francisco Liriano, Gerrit Cole, Russell Martin, Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker to injuries at times. They also earned their sec…
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  • Pirates DFA Tabata, pick up RHP Guilmet from Orioles

    Pirates DFA Tabata, pick up RHP Guilmet from Orioles

    The Pirates on Friday purchased the contract of right-hander Preston Guilmet from the Baltimore Orioles, the team announced.
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  • Rangers will interview six candidates, including Bogar

    Rangers will interview six candidates, including Bogar

    MLB.com Oct 3
    Tim Bogar is one of six candidates who will interview for the Rangers managerial opening beginning early next week. The other five candidates are from outside the organization: Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, Red Sox bench coach Torey Lovullo, White …
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  • Video - Not Top Plays 01:23

    Not Top Plays

    Oct 3
    Catch the best and worst plays from "SportsCenter".
  • Video - Bruce Bochy On Wild-Card Win 01:38

    Bruce Bochy On Wild-Card Win

    Oct 1
    Manager Bruce Bochy talks after the Giants' wild-card win over the Pirates.
  • Video - NL Wild-Card Preview 02:30

    NL Wild-Card Preview

    Oct 1
    Doug Glanville and Red Sox catcher David Ross preview the matchup between the Giants and Pirates and make their predictions.
  • Video - Giants Shut Out Pirates In NL Wild-Card Game 03:13

    Giants Shut Out Pirates In NL Wild-Card Game

    Oct 1
    Highlight Of The Night: Madison Bumgarner tossed a four-hit complete game, and Brandon Crawford hit a grand slam to lead the Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pirates. They will face the Nationals in the NL Division Series.

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