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Harrison, Snider, Liriano key Pirates' 6-1 win

Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings, and the Pirates' offense, led by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, got to the Dodgers early as the Bucs won 6-1 on Wednesday. The Pirates scored four quick...

Harrison, Snider, Liriano key Pirates' 6-1 win

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Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings, and the Pirates' offense, led by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, got to the Dodgers early as the Bucs won 6-1 on Wednesday. The Pirates scored four quick...

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Postgame: Liriano throws gem in Bucs win

Liriano's gem Francisco Liriano's effort to recapture his 2013 form is one of the important story lines for the Pirates in the second half. While he is certainly not has sharp as we saw him...

Postgame: Liriano throws gem in Bucs win

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Liriano's gem Francisco Liriano's effort to recapture his 2013 form is one of the important story lines for the Pirates in the second half. While he is certainly not has sharp as we saw him...

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Rangers trade Joakim Soria to Tigers

The Rangers have traded closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers for pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Soria had previously been connected to the Pirates, but I'm not sure it was ever likely that...

Rangers trade Joakim Soria to Tigers

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The Rangers have traded closer Joakim Soria to the Tigers for pitchers Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel. Soria had previously been connected to the Pirates, but I'm not sure it was ever likely that...

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The Matt Morris Report: 7/23/14

Altoona and Bradenton broke out the longball and Jason Creasy got back on track. No information was available for the DSL Pirates.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/23/14

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Altoona and Bradenton broke out the longball and Jason Creasy got back on track. No information was available for the DSL Pirates.

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Decker, Mazzaro discuss paths to Indianapolis

Here are a couple more bits from last week's series between Indianapolis and Columbus. -P- When I spoke to Jaff Decker, he was just returning from a brief stint with the Pirates. He's now had ...

Decker, Mazzaro discuss paths to Indianapolis

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Here are a couple more bits from last week's series between Indianapolis and Columbus. -P- When I spoke to Jaff Decker, he was just returning from a brief stint with the Pirates. He's now had ...

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Notes: Pirates place Marte on 7-day disabled list

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-P- Brent Morel's jersey was conspicuously hanging in a locker when the Pirates' clubhouse was opened to the press this afternoon. With Starting Marte out of the lineup for the second night in a...

Pirates miss out in Competitive Balance Lottery

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The Pirates failed to get a pick in this year's Competitive Balance Lottery despite getting two shots at one. It wasn't just the Pirates, either -- the Rays and Royals bageled the lottery as well. ...

The Competitive Balance lottery is still awful

When will the Cardinals catch a break? Maybe this extra push from MLB will finally get them over the hump.

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano faces Dodgers

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Here's the lineup against Dan Haren and the Dodgers: Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BJosh Harrison 3BJordy Mercer SSFrancisco Liriano...

Pirates scouting Diamondbacks bullpen

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The Pirates are scouting the Diamondbacks' bullpen, Jon Morosi tweets. It's unclear who exactly the Pirates are watching, but Morosi mentions Oliver Perez. Brad Ziegler might be another...

Links: August trades, A.J. Burnett, Aramis Ramirez

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-P- There could be plenty of trades in August again this year, Ben Nicholson-Smith writes. As much fun as anticipating the July 31 deadline can be, it's worth keeping in mind that Marlon Byrd, a...

Pirates win back-and-forth game, 12-7

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The Bucs used a bunch of solo homers and a terrible performance by Chris Perez to earn what turned out to be a reasonably comfortable 12-7 win. The Pirates struck first, with solo shots by Neil...

Pirates and Dodgers react to HBPs, ejections

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Charlie already covered what happened in this game full of twists and turns. I'm going to focus on the postgame reaction to the exchange of HBPs between the two teams after the sixth inning...

Bud Selig visits Pittsburgh

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Bud Selig, who was in Pittsburgh Tuesday as part of his tour of major league cities during this final year of his commissionership, seemed to enjoy the Pirates' postseason almost as much as fans of...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/22/14

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Brandon Cumpton had a rough start, Altoona won a slugfest, the DSL Pirates won with just one hit, and Tyler Glasnow struck out guys.

Volquez struggles with curveball, Bucs lose 5-2

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After three come-from-behind victories in a row, the Bucs weren't able to muster any late-inning offense and dropped the opener of a three-game series against the Dodgers, 5-2. Edinson Volquez got...

Bucs interested in Antonio Bastardo, A.J. Burnett

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The Pirates are interested in Phillies reliever Antonio Bastardo and starter A.J. Burnett, Jon Morosi writes. Bastardo is a lefty, and if/when the Pirates acquire a reliever, I would think it...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/21/14

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West Virginia staged a big comeback to save the organization from a winless day. No result was available for the DSL Pirates.

Kyle Stark on the Pirates' minor leaguers

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I was waiting to interview players in Columbus on Thursday and was surprised to see Pirates assistant GM (and former farm director) Kyle Stark walk onto the field, so I scheduled an interview with...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Dodgers

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Here's the lineup: Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Mel Rojas Jr. working on plate approach with Indy

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Pirates outfield prospect Mel Rojas Jr. has roots in Indianapolis -- sort of. He was born in Indianapolis May 24, 1990, and his father, the Dominican pitcher Mel Rojas, pitched for Indy in 1990 and...

Huntington discusses approach to trade deadline

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The Pirates' organization's approach to the trade deadline boils down to balancing "projected current wins versus projected future wins," Huntington said Sunday afternoon. "We felt less...

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...

Notes: Bucs pitchers inducing weak contact

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Cole update Gerrit Cole will pitch a sim-game on Wednesday. The plan is for him to pitch three innings, 55 pitches. Volquez finding success with curve Entering tonight's game, Edinson Volquez...

Pirates interested in Joaquin Benoit

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The Pirates are interested in Padres reliever Joaquin Benoit, Jon Heyman reports. Heyman suggests the price for Benoit will be lower than it was for Huston Street because teams view Benoit as more...

Nick Kingham polishing game at Indianapolis

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Top Pirates pitching prospect Nick Kingham wasn't dominant Saturday night against Columbus, allowing four runs, three earned, in six innings and giving up a two-run homer. He did, however, exhibit...

Pirates getting creative with defensive shifts

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The 2014 season is the year of defensive shifts. With every team employing advanced defensive tactics, we would expect to see a spike in defensive efficiency. But, surprisingly, there hasn't been a...

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