PIRATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

The Pirates prepare for rarely chartered waters in dealing Andrew McCutchen

Twenty-four months ago, it would have been an absurd idea to think that the Pirates could be considering trading the cornerstone of their resurgent operation. Twelve months ago, it would have been little more than a whisper of a possibility. However, as December 2016 sets in, it appears more and more likely that Andrew McCutchen will not see the new year as a member of the Pittsburgh...
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Pirates respond to Kang's DUI charge

Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after driving under the influence of alcohol in Seoul, South Korea, early Friday morning.
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1 day ago

Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang arrested for DUI in South Korea

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang is in trouble with the law in his native South Korea. According to a report, he’s been charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident. Breaking: #Pirates 3B Jung Ho Kang charged with leaving the scene of a DUI accident in Seoul on Friday, Dec. 2. — Jeeho Yoo (@Jeeho_1) December 1, 2016 His blood alcohol level was barely over the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates increasingly likely to trade McCutchen

It sure looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates will be moving on from former MVP Andrew McCutchen at some point here soon. Rumors have continued to swirl that they’re looking to move their former franchise cornerstone and most-talented player. Now comes this report from Ken Rosenthal over at Fox Sports suggesting that a trade is increasingly likely. “Of all the big names available...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates designate pitcher Jeff Locke for assignment

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates are done waiting to see if pitcher Jeff Locke can return to the form that made him an All-Star in 2013. The Pirates designated Locke for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the 40-man roster for minor league pitcher Lisalverto Bonilla. The 29-year-old Locke was an unlikely All-Star in 2013 when he began the season 9-2 with a 2.11 ERA....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle implies Pirates gauging interest in McCutchen

The Pittsburgh Pirates are giving more hints that Andrew McCutchen’s time with the franchise could be coming to a close. Manager Clint Hurdle admitted Wednesday that the club had to do their due diligence on listening to potential offers for players who have a year or two left on their contracts, as McCutchen does. “I’ll take it one day at a time,” Hurdle said of McCutchen’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Assembling a Free Agent Lineup: Sean Rodriguez

We’ve reached our first real obstacle in this lineup-building exercise: second base. Sunday, Wilson Ramos emerged as our man behind the plate. Monday, Mike Napoli was chosen to man first base (and perhaps DH a little). Tuesday, we present a tire fire. Or in other words, arguably our only option. Don’t get me wrong, Sean Rodriguez built up his value with a career year in 2016...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Postings: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Informatics Internships

To be clear, there are two positions here. Position: Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Informatics Internship Location: PittsburghDescription: This position consists of a variety of data and analytical tasks within the Baseball Operations department. Under the direction of the Baseball Informatics group, this position is responsible for the daily operation of several processes and various...
Via Fangraphs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeremy Hellickson unlikely to accept qualifying offer

Jeremy Hellickson appears poised to test the free agent waters. According to a report from Fan Rag Sports’ Jon Heyman, Hellickson is unlikely to accept a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Phillies. The 29-year-old pitcher received a qualifying offer from Philadelphia this week for $17.2 million. If he declines it, the Phillies would receive a compensatory draft pick. Hellickson...
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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