In this edition of “The Pirates Hot Stove Report with Colin Dunlap,” Colin talks about Tony Sanchez electing to play winter ball, the increase in Pirates ticket prices and the state of the Pirates bullpen.
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle confirmed Sunday morning that Gerrit Cole will pitch the regular season finale in Cincinnati at 1:10 p.m.
The Pirates are acquiring quite the reputation for being a place washed up pitchers go to resurrect their careers, and on top of Pitching Coach Ray Searage, a big reason for that is pitching guru Jim Benedict.
Pirates pitching coach Ray Searage joined The Fan Morning Show on Wednesday to talk about the performance of his staff as September draws near.
The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase — and the city as a whole — on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.
Pirates Broadcaster Steve Blass joined Tab Douglas Saturday morning on Bucco Talk to discuss all things Pirates.
Good on the Pirates. In this instance, at least, good on the Pirates.
Pirates Pitcher A.J. Burnett will pitch in 2014, according to a report.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates ended their infamous postseason drought in 2013 by turning low-risk moves into high-reward ones, and it might be best for their ship to stay that course through another critical winter.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Before Saturday’s pivotal game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the setup for his pitching rotation when they begin the MLB postseason Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates are hoping their pitching can pull them through a pivotal weekend series in Cincinnati, and A.J. Burnett, who has stabilized that group again this season, will have his opportunity. But is this the last hurrah for the popular veteran?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — If the Pirates are good enough these last couple weeks to forgo that dreaded pigtail game in the National League playoffs, it’s quite clear Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett, in an order yet to be determined, would get the nod to open the NLDS. But should rookie Gerrit Cole, instead of working from the bullpen, be given the chance to follow?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The 2013 baseball season, at minimum, will be remembered as the one that ended a torturous streak of losing in Pittsburgh, and for backup catcher Michael McKenry, it will be remembered as the one in which the Pirates came into their own.
On this edition of Black and Gold Sunday, Rob Pratte and Ted Arneault were joined by Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes.
Exactly what has the Pirates’ offense shown in the first half-dozen games that gives you, me, the most blindly loyal or most cynical fan any proclivity that it will get better?