Having lost outfielders Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis in free agency, the Orioles swung a trade with the Pirates on Tuesday to help fill that void. Source: Travis Snider deal to Baltimore believed to be done. Class A pitcher Stephen Tarpley one of the p…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates sign two to minor league dealspost-gazette.com 2 hours agoThe Pirates signed catcher Wilkin Castillo and right-handed pitcher Josh Wall to minor-league contracts with invitations to spring training, the team announced today.Upvote Share Tweet
Apprehensive at first, Morneau finds home with RockiesMLB.com Jan 26 (4 days ago)First baseman Justin Morneau wasn't sure how he'd fit with the Rockies when he signed with them before last season. He was a Twins mainstay from his Major League debut in 2003 until August 2013, when he was dealt to the Pirates -- where he helped during…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates drop infielder to make room for Jung Ho Kangpost-gazette.com Jan 20The Pirates designated infielder Jake Elmore for assignment Tuesday to make room for Jung Ho Kang on the 40-man roster.Upvote Share Tweet
Prospect Tucker talks about playing through torn ligamentMLB.com Jan 20The Pirates knew Cole Tucker was good. That is why they made the Phoenix shortstop their top pick in last summer's First-Year Player Draft. Now the Bucs know Tucker is also gutsy, a real gamer. He played his last 37 games with the Gulf Coast Pirates wit…Upvote Share Tweet
Ron Cook: Kang signing makes sensepost-gazette.com Jan 16The plan makes perfect sense. The Pirates made a relatively inexpensive investment in Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang to provide depth this season and give manager Clint Hurdle options at shortstop, third base and second base. Kang, after making the chall…Upvote Share TweetThe plan makes perfect sense. The Pirates made a relatively inexpensive investment in Korean infielder Jung Ho Kang to provide depth this season and give manager Clint Hurdle options at shortstop, third base and second base. Kang, after making the chall…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Jan 16Anthony Rizzo, who knows the strength of the Cardinals and Pirates as well as anyone, recently said the Cubs are "going to win the NL Central" in 2015. Here are 10 reasons from columnist Phil Rogers on why the time to dream has arrived on the …Upvote Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Jan 16The Pirates avoided arbitration Friday with nine of their 12 eligible players, while the remaining three could be headed for a hearing.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates catcher Sanchez not a big hit in Dominican Republicpost-gazette.com Jan 15BRADENTON, Fla. — One time, Tony Sanchez ambushed a first-pitch fastball. On a mission to improve his two-strike approach in the Dominican Winter League, Sanchez worked deep into counts as a matter of course.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates starter Vance Worley seeks quick start this seasonpost-gazette.com Jan 14BRADENTON, Fla. — The casual viewer can be excused if they are surprised to hear that one of Vance Worley’s goals this year is to get off to a quicker start with better command early in the season. He struck out 43 and walked only four in seven minor le…Upvote Share Tweet
New Pirates pitcher Clayton Richard puts comeback in 'good' handspost-gazette.com Jan 13BRADENTON, Fla. — Word spreads quickly in modern baseball, where players change teams frequently. So, when pitcher Clayton Richard was considering his options this offseason, he spoke with former San Diego Padres teammate Edinson Volquez about the Pirat…Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: Team names new special assistantpost-gazette.com Jan 12BRADENTON, Fla. — Seeking to add more recent major leaguers to their staff, the Pirates announced Monday the hiring of Jamey Carroll as a special assistant to baseball operations.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates invite eight to spring training in Bradenton, Fla.post-gazette.com Jan 9The Pirates signed two players to minor league contracts Friday that included invitations to major league spring training and also announced that six other minor leaguers were invited to camp.Upvote Share Tweet
Bucs sign 2 to Minors deals, invite them, 6 others to campMLB.com Jan 9The Pirates signed right-hander Wilfredo Boscan and left-hander Charlie Leesman to Minor League contracts with invitations to Major League Spring Training on Friday, while inviting six other Minor Leaguers to big league camp.Upvote Share Tweet
Pirates reportedly on verge of 4-year deal with KangMLB.com Jan 9The Pirates are reportedly close to officially signing Korean shortstop Jung-ho Kang to a four-year deal. CBS Sports reported on Friday that the two sides are "moving close to a deal" as the Jan. 20 deadline approaches. The Pirates already spe…Upvote Share Tweet
Spring workout dates announced for all clubsMLB.com Jan 8Spring is officially on the horizon. Major League Baseball announced the first Spring Training workout dates for all 30 of its clubs on Thursday. Pitchers and catchers for the reigning World Series champion Giants -- along with the Phillies, Pirates and…Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Pirates IF Sanchez joins Japan's EaglesESPN.com Jan 8Former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Gaby Sanchez will join the Rakuten Eagles of Japan's Pacific League for the 2015 season.Upvote Share Tweet
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.
Lester Still The Focal Point On Day 2 Of The Winter MeetingsDec 9"Baseball Tonight" analysts Karl Ravech, Keith Law, Tim Kurkjian, Buster Olney and Jayson Stark report from the winter meetings, including the latest on Jon Lester and Max Scherzer.
Liriano Returning To PittsburghDec 9Buster Olney explains why the news of Francisco Liriano's three-year, $39 million deal with the Pirates makes perfect sense.
Blue Jays Sign C Martin To Five-Year DealNov 17Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss why signing catcher Russell Martin was a good move for the playoff-hopeful Toronto Blue Jays.
Darrell Bevell on the Chess Match with Belichick and Russell Wilson’s Unsh…Jan 30Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
ESPN NowJan 30NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been in office for a year. How would Mavs owner Mark Cuban grade Year 1? "A-plus," Cuban said. "Love everything he's...
The Key to Super Bowl 49? Guy by the Name of GronkJan 30TEMPE, Ariz. — Did Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright’s sly smile tell it all? I’ve got this theory about Super Bowl 49 that isn’t exactly breaking news: Rob Gronkowski is the key player. If he blows up, New England wins. If Seattle manages to beat him up …
Pau Gasol exit a colossal blunder by Los Angeles LakersJan 29Pau Gasol's L.A. homecoming was a reminder how the Lakers have nothing to show for his departure, J.A. Adande writes.