Let Other Fantasy Baseball Owners Take Chances On September Call-UpsEvery September, MLB rosters expand so minor-league players with potential can get a cup of coffee with the big-league team. No matter what the hype, avoid relying on these September call-ups to help your fantasy baseball team. Stick to the veteran players you know well and let the other owners in your league gamble on the rookies. You won't regret it when the season ends with your team in first place. The other owners will be shaking their heads with regret for letting hype rule their decision-making processes.
Former Pirates First Baseman Gaby Sanchez Signs With Japanese TeamAfter being non-tendered by the Pirates last month, former first baseman Gaby Sanchez has found a new team ... in Japan.
Athletics Acquire 1B Ike Davis From PiratesThe Oakland Athletics have filled their second key position in five days, acquiring first baseman Ike Davis and international bonus slot 86 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for international bonus slot 27.
Pirates Designate Ike Davis For AssignmentThe Pirates have designated first baseman Ike Davis for assignment and have added pitcher Jameson Taillon to the 40-man roster.
Pirates Overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox In 9-1 WinGregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 on Wednesday night to maintain their grip on the second National League wild card spot.
Liriano Fans 12 In Pirates' 4-1 Win Over PhilliesFrancisco Liriano struck out a season-high 12 in eight dominant innings, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 on Thursday night.
Long Davis Homer Lifts Pirates Over Cardinals 3-1Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race.
Volquez Leads Pirates Over Reeling Tigers 4-2Edinson Volquez allowed two runs over six innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates jumped on the Detroit Tigers early in a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night.
Arenado Homers, Rockies Beat Pirates 8-1Nolan Arenado bounced back from a benching with three hits, including a home run, and the Colorado Rockies beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Saturday night.
Pirates Rally For 3 In 9th, Beat Diamondbacks 3-2Starling Marte hit a two-run double to tie the game with one out in the ninth inning and then scored on pinch-hitter Ike Davis' single two batters later as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night.
Dodgers' Beckett Loses 2-1 To Bucs After No-HitterThe career-high 128 pitches Josh Beckett threw in his no-hitter didn't hurt him Friday night against the Pirates - at least not as much as Ike Davis' tape-measure home run.
Sanchez Helps Pirates Rally For Win Over MetsPirates manager Clint Hurdle had good reason to call upon Gaby Sanchez to bat for Ike Davis.