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Pirates | PIT to break bank for Andrew McCutchen?

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:22:17 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is signed through the 2017 season with a $14.75 million club option for 2018. His current six-year, $51.5 million contract makes him one of the best bargains in baseball. The Pirates have not approached him about an extension, but industry sources said if they decide to open talks, they are willing to go to great lengths to keep McCutchen in Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Tip: McCutchen is one of the best fantasy baseball players, and nearly unanimously a top-five pick. A lack of contract extension talks does nothing to diminish his standard yearly league value, and even a long-term contract extension keeping him in a pitcher-friendly home ballpark would do little to hurt his keeper league and dynasty league value.

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Pirates | Gregory Polanco adds muscle

Sun, 22 Feb 2015 06:01:40 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco added 12-15 pounds of muscle this offseason, and he feels rested and refreshed entering spring training. He opted out of playing in the Dominican Winter League to prepare and focus on the 2015 season.

Fantasy Tip: Like many young players in their first run through the league, Polanco looked overmatched, especially against left-handed pitching (.171/.222/.244 slash line). However, the top prospect will enter the 2015 season as a coveted breakout candidate in fantasy drafts. He projects as a five-category contributor in the long run and is worth targeting in the middle rounds on draft day.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez wins in arbitration

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:07:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez won his arbitration case, and he'll make $5.75 million this year instead of the $5.25 million the team was offering.

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez has the kind of pop that will make him a consideration for your fantasy baseball teams in the later rounds of drafts, but you'll have to live with a low batting average. Perhaps the transition to first base will keep him in the lineup on a consistent basis.

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Pirates | Pedro Alvarez happy with transition to 1B

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:22:05 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Pedro Alvarez is easing into the transition from third to first base this year, and he's happy about the switch. Alvarez is expected to start at first base on opening day. "I feel very good about it. Very positive," Alvarez said. "I'm grateful for the opportunity to go out there and compete over there. I'm taking it day by day, taking in as much as I can to learn the position."

Fantasy Tip: Alvarez failed to reach 20 homers a year after smacking 36 round trippers in 2013. Now that he's unlikely to be a defensive liability, Alvarez could stick in the lineup more often. There's no denying that his power abilities will help you in the later rounds of a fantasy baseball draft, and having eligibility at third and first base is an added bonus. That's if you can live with his poor batting average.

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Pirates | Jeff Locke ill

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 05:52:45 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke (illness) was excused from camp Thursday, Feb. 19, due to fever and chills.

Fantasy Tip: Locke has shown flashes of a solid fantasy pitcher, but he has yet to put it all together. He'll be a back-end rotation option in NL-only leagues.

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Pirates | Charlie Morton update

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:20:41 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) has elevated to 30-40 pitches in bullpen sessions, and he expects to be in the rotation at the start of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Morton will have solid back-end rotation value in NL-only leagues, but he's just on the watch list in mixed leagues.

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Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang won't start in minors

Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:16:51 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang, who hit .356 with 40 home runs in the Korean League last year, has "zero chance" of starting in the minors, according to general manager Neal Huntington. He'll be battling SSs Jordy Mercer and Sean Rodriguez for playing time, and Mercer has been serviceable and underrated defensively. Kang could, however, force Mercer into a utility role if he tears it up this spring.

Fantasy Tip: Kang's power is extremely intriguing at a position that lacks it. However, it'll be a mystery how that power translates to the major league level until games begin. If Kang has a good spring and cements a starting job, he'll definitely be worth a flier in the later rounds for his power hack.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - AJ Cassavell

Pirates | Charlie Morton throws bullpen session

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:31:42 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hip) reported to spring training early and threw a bullpen session Monday, Feb. 16.

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Pirates | Jung-Ho Kang reports early

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:30:10 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jung-Ho Kang reported to spring training Wednesday, Feb. 11, even though position players did not need to report for another two weeks. Kang said he has been working on adjusting to different things.

Fantasy Tip: Kang is expected to compete with Jordy Mercer for the shortstop job but likely will be used as a utility player if he loses the competition. It is not known how Kang will hit against MLB pitching, but he could be an option in one of the final rounds in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues because of his power potential.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Jameson Taillon throwing off mound

Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:04:25 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon (elbow) said he is already throwing on a mound in the bullpen and feeling fine. He expects to start facing hitters in March, but likely won't be in a live game until extended spring training.

Fantasy Tip: Taillon is one of the team's top prospects, and he is making his way back from Tommy John surgery. Taillon doesn't expect to see game action until May, so it is uncertain if he'll make it to the majors in 2015 or not. Fantasy owners in standard leagues need not bother with him yet, but those in long-term keeper formats certainly want to add him to the bottom of draft boards.

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Pirates | Vance Worley wins arbitration case

Tue, 10 Feb 2015 12:50:16 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Vance Worley won his arbitration case and will be paid $2.45 million this season. The Pirates had asked for $2 million.

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Pirates | Neil Walker loses arbitration case

Sat, 07 Feb 2015 11:31:00 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker has lost his salary arbitration case. He will make $8 million during the 2015 season instead of the $9 million he had requested.

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Pirates | Pirates trade for Edward Salcedo

Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20:04:06 -0800

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 3B Edward Salcedo from the Atlanta Braves for P Bryton Trepagnier Thursday, Feb. 5.

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Pirates | Arquimedes Caminero acquired

Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:03:23 -0800

Miami Marlins RP Arquimedes Caminero was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Feb. 4, in exchange for cash considerations.

Comment () | Share: Tweet! Share on Facebook | Source: USA TODAY Sports - Bob Nightengale

Pirates | Steve Lombardozzi acquired

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 14:56:43 -0800

Baltimore Orioles 2B Steve Lombardozzi was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Feb. 3, in exchange for cash considerations.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Player News

Acosta Jose P
Adams Terry RP
Alduey Darlin P
Allie Stetson 3B
Almonte Hector P
Alvarez Pedro 3B
Amato Gary P
Andino Robert 2B
Aneudy Darlin P
Antelo Derek P
Aponte Kelly 1B
Baker Nate P
Baker Nathan P
Balester Collin SP
Bankston Maurice P
Barnes Barrett OF
Barrios Gustavo 3B
Bastardo Antonio RP
Bell Joshua OF
Benitez Deybis SS
Bernero Adam RP
Biela Andrew OF
Bishop Harrison P
Bleich Jeremy P
Bloom Kyle P
Boeve Adam OF
Bomback Daniel 2B
Bonifay Josh 2B
Boone James OF
Boscan Wilfredo SP
Bouknight Kip P
Brault Steven P
Brito Jesus 3B
Brolsma Owen P
Bromberg David SP
Broxton Keon OF
Bullinger Kirk P
Burnett A.J. SP
Buttler Vic OF
Cameron Taylor P
Caminero Arquimedes RP
Cardenas Eliecer P
Cardona Rodolfo INF
Carrasco Roman P
Carver Mark C
Castellano John C
Castillo Wilkin C
Castro Orlando P
Cavagnaro Matt INF
Cave Kevin P
Cervelli Francisco C
Chaves Brandon INF
Chen Yung-Chi INF
Chi Ping-Hung OF
Chiaffredo Paul C
Child Dylan C
Claggett Anthony P
Clapp Brad P
Cofield Kyle P
Cole Gerrit SP
Copley David P
Corey Mark P
Corley Brad OF
Corsaletti Jeff OF
Cortes Jorge OF
Covington Christopher OF
Cox Tyler P
Craig Dustin P
Cuffman Jacob P
Cumpton Brandon SP
Curry Matt 1B
Davis Blake SS
De Aza Miguel OF
Decker Jaff OF
Del Castillo Angelo OF
DeLaCruz Michael OF
Delaney Jason INF
DeLeon Cristopher P
Diaz Francisco C
Dodson Zackry P
Dorta Melvin INF
Durham Miles OF
Edwards Mike 3B
Enochs Chris P
Erickson Casey P
Escobar Elvis OF
Escobar Elvis OF
Esqueda Carlos SS
Evans Tom INF
Fagan Albert P
Falcon Omar C
Fallon Ed P
Farrell Jeremy INF
Fernandez Erick C
Fields Caleb OF
Figuera Luis P
Fitzpatrick John 1B
Florimon Pedro SS
Forrer Daniel P
Foster Zachary P
Freeman Wesley OF
Fuesser Zac P
Garabito Eddy INF
Garcia Christopher INF
Garcia Juan C
Giblin Sean P
Glasnow Tyler P
Gonzalez Issael 2B
Gryboski Kevin RP
Guerra Deolis RP
Guerrero Emilis P
Guillory Matthew P
Guzman Edwards C
Hafner Ryan P
Hagan Thomas OF
Hamilton Clayton P
Hamman Corey P
Hanson Alen SS
Harris Justin SS
Harrison Josh 3B
Hart Corey OF
Hart Kevin SP
Harts Jeremy P
Harvey Kris RP
Henriquez Cristian P
Henriquez Ralph C
Herbort Ryan P
Heredia Luis P
Hernandez Anderson 2B
Hernandez Christopher P
Hernandez Gorkys OF
Herrera Johan 3B
Hill Josh P
Holdzkom John RP
Holliday Brian P
Hollingsworth Ethan P
Holmes Brett OF
Holmes Clay P
Hughes Jared RP
Inman Jeff P
Ivany Devin C
Jackson Steven P
Jones Mitch OF
Jones Rodarrick OF
Joves Julio 1B
Julio Jorge RP
Kaminista Kyle RP
Kang Jung-Ho SS
Keel Jared 3B
Keller Mitch P
Kingsbury Robert OF
Kinney Josh RP
Kleis Kevin P
Klinger Brent P
Knotts Allan P
Krebs Eric P
LaFromboise Bobby P
Lakind Jared 1B
Lambo Andrew 1B
Lara Pedro OF
Lee Taber 2B
Lee Wilson P
Leesman Charlie RP
Leon Jose INF
Linares Serguey P
Lincoln Brad RP
Liriano Francisco SP
Liz Radhames SP
Locke Jeff SP
Lomack Jermal 2B
Lombardozzi Steve 2B
Lopez Cesar P
Lorenzo Arquimedes P
Mallette Brian P
Mann Brandon P
Marte Starling OF
Mathisen Wyatt C
McClung Seth RP
McCullen Matthew P
McCutchen Andrew OF
McGuire Reese C
McPherson Kyle SP
Meadows Austin OF
Medina Jhondaniel P
Melancon Mark RP
Melhuse Adam C
Mendez Mauricio P
Mercer Jordy SS
Miller Matt J. RP
Miller Quinton P
Moeves Mark P
Montero Yunior P
Montilla Richard P
Morales Jose C
Morel Brent 3B
Morton Charlie SP
Mulhern Ryan OF
Myles Candon OF
Myrow Brian 1B
Neverauskas Dovydas P
Newsom Randy P
Norman Anthony OF
Nunez Gustavo SS
Oliver Zachary P
Padilla Fredys 2B
Palmeiro Patrick 3B
Parrish David C
Parry Craig OF
Paulino Carlos C
Payne Matthew 3B
Payne Vincent P
Pena Ramses SS
Perez Miguel C
Pevny Logan P
Pimentel Stolmy RP
Polanco Gregory OF
Polo Tito OF
Polonia Rodney SS
Pond Simon OF
Ponder Allen P
Powell Jeremy P
Prasch Eddie 3B
Pribanic Aaron SP
Quarles Jason P
Ramirez Elvin P
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramirez Harold OF
Ramos Jhonathan P
Reames Britt RP
Reddinger Brandon C
Reichert Dan P
Reid Justin P
Reith Brian P
Reyes Milver C
Rice Chad SS
Richard Clayton SP
Rivera Maximo SS
Roberts Kevin P
Roberts Willis P
Robertson Nash P
Robles Moises P
Rodriguez Leandro P
Rodriguez Nerio P
Rodriguez Sean 2B
Rojas Chris SP
Romero Deibinson 3B
Ronco Jesus SS
Roneberg Brett OF
Rooi Vince 3B
Rosario Melvin P
Rubinstein Dave OF
Ryan Michael OF
Sadler Casey SP
Sakamoto Kent 1B
Salas Marino RP
Salcedo Edward 3B
Sanchez Angel P
Sanchez Tony C
Sanz Luis P
Scahill Rob RP
Sellers Justin SS
Serrano Elio RP
Shortslef Josh P
Simon Keanon OF
Simpson Allan P
Singh Rinku P
Sinkbeil Brett P
Smith Gregory 1B
Spain Robert SS
Stein Blake SP
Stevenson Trent P
Stewart Chris C
Suarez Steven C
Sucre Antonio OF
Sues Jeff RP
Tabata Jose OF
Taillon Jameson SP
Tarpley Stephen P
Tejeda Oscar SS
Thompson Mike P
Tucker Cole SS
Urena Luis OF
Valdez Alex 3B
Valdez Luis Alfonzo P
Valdez Yunior OF
Valiquette Phillippe P
Valle Sebastian C
Volstad Chris SP
Von Rosenberg Zack P
Walcott Damian OF
Waldron Tyler P
Waldrop Kyle RP
Walker Andrew C
Walker Neil 2B
Wall Josh RP
Watson Tony RP
Webster Anthony OF
Welch Stefan 1B
Whiteside Matt RP
Williams Brandon P
Williams Michael P
Wood Blake RP
Worley Vance SP
Yang Yao-Hsun P
Yates Tyler RP

Branson Jeff TO
Dorante Luis TO
Fischer Brad TO
Huntington Neal GM
Hurdle Clint MAN
Jauss Dave TO
Leyva Nick TO
Livesy Jeff TO
Searage Ray PC
Sofield Rick TO

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