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Rays turned down Pirates' superior offer for Price

Peter Gammons reports (or apparently reports -- this is a secondhand account of something he said on MLB Network) that the Rays turned down a David Price offer from the Pirates that was better than...

Rays turned down Pirates' superior offer for Price

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Peter Gammons reports (or apparently reports -- this is a secondhand account of something he said on MLB Network) that the Rays turned down a David Price offer from the Pirates that was better than...

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Gamethread: Volquez takes on Diamondbacks

Here's an early gamethread. Edinson Volquez takes on Vidal Nuno and the Diamondbacks at 9:40.

Gamethread: Volquez takes on Diamondbacks

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Here's an early gamethread. Edinson Volquez takes on Vidal Nuno and the Diamondbacks at 9:40.

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The Matt Morris Report: 8/1/14

-- Indianapolis lost to Buffalo, 4-2.  Brandon Cumpton threw six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.  Cumpton left with two outs in the 7th...

The Matt Morris Report: 8/1/14

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-- Indianapolis lost to Buffalo, 4-2.  Brandon Cumpton threw six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.  Cumpton left with two outs in the 7th...

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Pirates lose 7-4 to Diamondbacks

In addition to not making any trades, the Pirates also didn't win any games Thursday, falling to the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Bucs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second when Neil Walker singled, Ike...

Pirates lose 7-4 to Diamondbacks

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In addition to not making any trades, the Pirates also didn't win any games Thursday, falling to the Diamondbacks, 7-4. The Bucs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second when Neil Walker singled, Ike...

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The Matt Morris Report: 7/31/14

The farm system saw several offensive outbursts, including a two-HR game by Jose Osuna.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/31/14

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The farm system saw several offensive outbursts, including a two-HR game by Jose Osuna.

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Thoughts on the Pirates and the trade deadline

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A few thoughts on the Pirates' performance at the trade deadline today: -P- It appears the Red Sox and Rays wanted big-leaguers in return for Jon Lester and David Price, and seen from that...

ESPN's Jim Bowden is having a weird trade deadline

A weird, unfortunate trade deadline

Pirates claim RHP Angel Sanchez

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CORRECTION:  The Pirates claimed RHP Angel Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox. This particular Sanchez hasn't been pitching all that long, apparently.  He was involved in the Ricky Nolasco...

An interview with Bristol manager Edgar Varela

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I spoke to Edgar Varela, the manager of the Pirates' new rookie affiliate in Bristol, in his office Wednesday afternoon. Varela has been with the Pirates organization for the past several years,...

Tigers acquire David Price

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The Tigers have acquired David Price. Tampa will apparently get big-league players back in return, which sort of makes sense, in that the Tigers' minor league system isn't the best. It's apparently...

Orioles acquire Andrew Miller

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The Orioles have acquired Andrew Miller for pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez. Rodriguez, a very good pitching prospect who's currently holding his own (if not thriving) for Double-A Bowie as a...

Red Sox trade Jon Lester to Athletics

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The Red Sox have traded Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes to the Athletics for Yoenis Cespedes and a Comp Round B pick, everyone reports at once. If this is what the Red Sox wanted, it looks like the...

Cardinals trade for John Lackey

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The Cardinals have acquired John Lackey, which is annoying. Lackey was a quiet presence on this market, but he's a very effective starter, posting 2.5 WAR already this year and 3.1 last year. Right...

Pirates reportedly ask about Emilio Bonifacio

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The Pirates have asked the Cubs about Emilio Bonifacio, Joel Sherman reports. With Josh Harrison in the fold, I wouldn't think another 2B/3B/OF would be high on the Pirates' list of priorities, but...

Pirates involved in David Price talks

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This morning, at least, the Pirates discussed a David Price trade with the Rays, Ken Rosenthal writes. Price represented the most valuable starting pitcher on the market even when Jon Lester was...

Thoughts on Bristol's loss to Princeton

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As someone mentioned in the last thread about Bristol, this was really poor timing for a visit, all things considered -- it's hard to get anyone too excited about rookie ball when the Pirates are...

Giants 7, Pirates 5

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I'm at the Bristol game right now, but here's a thread to discuss the Pirates' 7-5 loss to San Francisco, featuring The Weirdest Baserunning Play Of All Time. Charlie Morton allowed three runs in...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/30/14

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So will there be big changes for the Pirates? I don't know, this is the minor league report. West Virginia was off, Jamestown was rained out and no report was available for the DSL Pirates.

Coming around on Jon Lester

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Just a few quick thoughts on Jon Lester: Absent context, the only correct answer as to whether the Pirates should trade for Lester is, "It depends." Some of the ideas that have floated around (J...

Dry Land now available

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My book, Dry Land, is finally available! You can find physical copies at CreateSpace. (You can also get it at Amazon, and I thank you no matter where you buy it, but I get a much higher royalty at...

Trade deadline thread

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It's certain to be a day of empty speculation, unfounded rumors, conspiracy theories, loony trade ideas and Peter Gammons posts.  Discuss it all here!

Gamethread: Pirates look for sweep

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The Pirates' lineup is again Alvarez-free for today's 3:45pm game: Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BIke Davis 1BTravis Snider LFJordy Mercer SSChris Stewart CC...

Liriano strikes out 11 as Pirates win again

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Francisco Liriano used a filthy changeup to dominate the Giants Tuesday, striking out 11 en route to a 3-1 Pirates win. It was a great win in more ways than one -- not only did Liriano look like...

Pirates reportedly a contender for Jon Lester

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The Pirates are a "fast-emerging dark horse" in the bidding to acquire Jon Lester from the Red Sox, Jeff Passan and Tim Brown write. Josh Bell is apparently a central piece in the talks. I would...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/29/14

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No report yet on the DSL Pirates.

Podcast: Looking ahead to the trade deadline

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David Todd and I discuss how the Pirates should approach the deadline, what the Pirates should be willing to give up for David Price, and what's going on with Ernesto Frieri. Find us on Twitter:...

Which teams frustrate the most frequently?

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It's extremely frustrating to watch a player from a team you care about strike out with a man on third and one out in a high-leverage situation. Perhaps even more annoying is a fielding error in a...

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