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Pirates Make Jim Benedict Special Assistant to GM

Pirates.com: Joining the Pirates as a special assistant to Huntington will be Jim Benedict, who most recently worked as a Major League scout for Cleveland. Prior to Benedict's two years with the...

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Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Pirates

The 1979 Pirates made all people in Pittsburgh feel like one, big Happy Fam-i-ly on their run to a World Series title. Willie "Pops" Stargell introduced the team to the song "We are Family" and it became a fight song that led the never-say-die team to repeat as World Series Champs.

Link Roundup: Pedro Goes to Florida; Brewers Go to Playoffs

-P- Congratulations to the Brewers, who made the playoffs for the first time since 1982. I've written about the Brewers a lot here because them and the Pirates are like two sides of the same coin,...

Pedro Alvarez Finally Signs Contact

He could sign his contract today if Major League Baseball and the players' union settle their grievance. That would be great. UPDATE: The grievance has been settled. Alvarez has been removed...

Testimony Postponed in Pedro Alvarez Case

Good news: Testimony in the Pedro Alvarez case has been postponed for today, while arbitrator Shyam Das waits for the union and Major League Baseball to reach a deal that would presumably conclude...

Bucs, Pedro Alvarez Strike New Deal

It's a four-year, major-league deal worth $6.355 million, the Post-Gazette reports. It's pending a physical. The deal calls for a bonus of $6 million, just like before, except now it's paid over...

Link Roundup: 9/11/08

-P- Just noticed that Baseball Prospectus's Playoff Odds Report now predicts the Pirates will win 67 games. They're remarkably consistent: last year they won 68 games, and the two seasons before...

Pedro Alvarez Hearings Likely to Drag on Forever

Ugh. Looks like there's no way Pedro Alvarez will play winter ball. [Bud] Selig finished his testimony, though [Labor lawyer Dan] Halem will continue in his when the hearing picks back up on...

Scott Boras Fires Back; Pirates to Promote Luis Cruz

I'm getting a little tired of the Pedro Alvarez saga, but here's some of the latest news:  MLB's stance in the Sept. 10 arbitration hearing will be that [Royals first rounder Eric] Hosmer's...

Kevin Goldstein Explains Pedro Alvarez Situation

Baseball Prospectus' Kevin Goldstein is on Baseball Digest Daily radio today talking about the Pedro Alvarez debacle. (It starts at about 20:00 into the show.) The summary: rules were broken, no...

Latest on Pedro Alvarez

Dejan Kovacevic has it. In case any of the following paragraphs are confusing, just remember: Scott Boras is Pedro Alvarez's and Eric Hosmer's agent, and his side of the grievance is being argued...

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