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Giants 7, Pirates 5

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...

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...

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Thoughts on Bristol's loss to Princeton

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...

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...

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The Matt Morris Report: 7/30/14

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.

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.

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An interview with Bristol manager Edgar Varela

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,...

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,...

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Coming around on Jon Lester

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...

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...

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...

Pirates rumors: A.J. Burnett talks 'all but dead'

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Jayson Stark writes that the possibility of the Pirates trading for A.J. Burnett is "all but dead." [T]he Pirates have been unable to get assurances that Burnett won't pick up his player option...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Giants

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Here's the Pirates' lineup against Tim Hudson: Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BTravis Snider LFJordy Mercer SSFrancisco Liriano P

Pirates looking for lefty reliever

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The Pirates are looking for a lefty reliever, Jon Morosi tweets. That they're looking for a reliever, of course, makes sense. That it needs to be a lefty is a little surprising, since they have...

Vance Worley dominates in 100-pitch complete game

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Vance Worley dominated the Giants, facing just two batters over the minimum en route to a 100-pitch complete-game shutout of the Giants Monday night. The Pirates did most of their damage in the...

Pirates reportedly interested in Marlon Byrd

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Jon Morosi writes that, in addition to Antonio Bastardo, the Pirates are interested in Marlon Byrd. This is, perhaps, a little weird, unless the Pirates believe Starling Marte is going to be out...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/28/14

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Gerrit Cole made a rehab start and Tony Sanchez, Stetson Allie and Tito Polo provided the offense in wins. Jamestown was rained out.

Pirates possibly interested in LaTroy Hawkins

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The Pirates "are believed to be interested" in Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins, MLB.com's Thomas Harding reports. Let's ignore the fact that Hawkins is a closer (since it's irrelevant) and focus...

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...

Harrison does it all as Pirates win 7-5

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The Pirates rode a series of late home runs to a 7-5 victory Sunday, avoiding a sweep in Colorado. After a leadoff double by Josh Harrison (and by the way, get ready for lots of Josh Harrison in...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/27/14

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-- Indianapolis lost to Rochester, 6-3, their seventh straight defeat.  Brandon Cumpton sailed along for four innings, but gave up a grand slam in the 5th.  He gave up the four runs in five...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Giants

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Here's the Pirates' lineup against Madison Bumgarner. Josh Harrison LFJordy Mercer SSAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CGregory Polanco RFBrent Morel 3BVance Worley P

Pirates scouting Red Sox bullpen

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The Pirates are scouting the Red Sox' bullpen, Gordon Edes reports. This makes some sense -- now we have another explanation as to why the Pirates had scouts at the David Price/Jon Lester matchup...

Pirates again lose 8-1

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I wrote something like 14 posts today for MLBTR and watched tonight's game in a fog of restless sleep, getting an impression for an inning or two before drifting off again, and what struck me most...

Pirates scouts watching Price/Lester matchup

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pirates have "two high-level scouts" at tonight's David Price / Jon Lester matchup in Tampa. Not to be a broken record here, but I wouldn't believe the Pirates will...

Frieri happens as Pirates lose 8-1 to Rockies

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So the Pirates got shut down by Brett Anderson, and then Charlie Morton gave up a triple to DJ LeMahieu and a double to Josh Rutledge in the third, and then Morton started missing his spots and...

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