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12-22

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Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Keith Cromer

12-22

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Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-11

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Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade
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R.J. Anderson

12-10

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Transaction Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pounce
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Andrew Koo

11-19

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2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

11-17

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Transaction Analysis: Diamondbacks Trade For Jeremy Hellickson
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R.J. Anderson, Mark Anderson, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre

11-03

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Hot Stove Scouting Report: Russell Martin
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Chris Rodriguez

10-01

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Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview
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Mike Gianella

09-30

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Daisy Cutter: The Draw of Averages
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Sahadev Sharma

09-19

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Notes About Baseball: The Second-Hardest Part of Baseball
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Rocco DeMaro

09-16

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Prospectus Review: 'That Foul Tip Had Better Have Hit Your Testicles'
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Miles Wray

08-18

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Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season
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R.J. Anderson

08-05

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Transaction Analysis: The Reasonable Overpay of Kurt Suzuki
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R.J. Anderson

07-02

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Transaction Analysis: A Closer Swap with Thee
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R.J. Anderson

06-27

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Transaction Analysis: Chris Crossed
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R.J. Anderson

06-17

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Transaction Analysis: Vance Like There's Nobody Watching
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R.J. Anderson

06-10

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The Call-Up: Gregory Polanco
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Ethan Purser and Paul Sporer

06-03

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Transaction Analysis: Single's Going Steady
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R.J. Anderson

05-29

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Transaction Analysis: No Way, Jose
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R.J. Anderson

05-27

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Monday Morning Ten Pack: May 27, 2014
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BP Prospect Staff

04-28

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 437: Charlie Wilmoth on the Pirates and the Psychology of Rooting for a Perennial Loser
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

04-25

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Book Excerpt: Dry Land
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Charlie Wilmoth

03-31

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Transaction Analysis: Darling Starling Stands By Pittsburgh
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R.J. Anderson

03-25

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Prospectus Preview: NL Central 2014 Preseason Preview
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Ken Funck and Harry Pavlidis

03-07

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Painting the Black: Spring Flings
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R.J. Anderson

02-24

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Rumor Roundup: Extending Trout
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Daniel Rathman

02-19

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 389: 2014 Season Preview Series: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller

02-13

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Transaction Analysis: Phillies Sign Burnett, Pirates Learn Lesson
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Ben Lindbergh and Mauricio Rubio

02-12

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Overthinking It: Where the Remaining Free Agents Would Matter the Most
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Ben Lindbergh

02-05

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects
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Jason Parks

02-05

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Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates
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Paul Sporer

01-02

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Transaction Analysis: Crain So Good Coulda Swore You Went to College
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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

12-19

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Rumor Roundup: Who Likes Ike?
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Daniel Rathman

12-16

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Transaction Analysis: Another Smart St. Louis Signing, Another Typical Cleveland Closer
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Ben Lindbergh and Bret Sayre

12-13

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Raising Aces: Bush League: Jameson Taillon
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Doug Thorburn

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: More Morton
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Sam Miller

12-12

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Transaction Analysis: How Great Thou Bart
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R.J. Anderson, Bret Sayre and Ben Carsley

12-06

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Rumor Roundup: Fixing a Hole
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Daniel Rathman

12-03

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Transaction Analysis: A Medley of Moves
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Ben Lindbergh, R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-27

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Rumor Roundup: Replacing the Departed
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Daniel Rathman

11-26

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Transaction Analysis: Jones (a Pirate) Walks the Plank (a Metaphor)
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R.J. Anderson and Bret Sayre

11-11

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One Move: National League Central
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Craig Goldstein

10-17

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Transaction Analysis: Sweeney Swings a Deal
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R.J. Anderson

10-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 304: The Pirates' Future/Cubs Prospects and Joe Girardi/Listener Emails
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Recap: Cardinals 6, Pirates 1
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R.J. Anderson

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Five Preview: Pirates at Cardinals
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Ben Carsley

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game 4: Cardinals 2, Pirates 1
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R.J. Anderson

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Four Preview: Cardinals at PIrates
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Ben Carsley

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Recap: Pirates 5, Cardinals 3
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R.J. Anderson

10-06

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Three Preview: Cardinals at Pirates
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Ben Carsley

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December 22, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Team Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Keith Cromer

There's a talented young core in the Steel City, with more intriguing prospects on the way.

On May 5th, the Pirates record stood at 12-20, and they were 9 ½ games out of first place in the NL Central. Following two decades of futility prior to their breakout 2013 season, it appeared the Pirates were headed to another disappointing season. However, tides turned and from that point forward the Bucs went 76-54, including a 17-9 record in September, earning another trip to the NL wild card game.

The back-to-back postseason appearances for the Pirates have been driven by a talented core of young homegrown players (Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, Neil Walker, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez, etc..) and there are more top prospects on the way soon. Replacing a team leader like Russell Martin will be difficult, and with the question marks right now at the end of their rotation, the Pirates could be looking again to their deep farm system for help in 2015.

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December 22, 2014 1:04 am

Transaction Analysis: Martin in Miami, Nate to New York

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R.J. Anderson and Mike Gianella

The Yankees get a power arm and left-handed bat, the Marlins get scrappy, and the Pirates add a bat looking to bounce back.



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December 11, 2014 12:43 am

Transaction Analysis: The Antonio Bastardo Trade

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R.J. Anderson

This happened, too.

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December 10, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: The Pittsburgh Pounce

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Andrew Koo

While the rest of the league is futzing around, the Pirates lock up their third starter of the winter.

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November 19, 2014 6:00 am

2015 Prospects: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

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Chris Mellen and BP Prospect Staff

Despite graduating some top talent recently, the Pirates still have a deep, impact system.

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A.J. Burnett makes things right with Pittsburgh, and the Rays get a couple nifty prospects for their no. 4 starter.

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"In all likelihood he'll regress with the bat a little, but still bring extremely valuable defense and invaluable leadership to a team."

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October 1, 2014 12:07 am

Playoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game Preview

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Mike Gianella

The Giants and the Pirates play at 8:07 Eastern today; the winner gets the Nationals.

Thanks to the Milwaukee Brewers’ second-half collapse, the playoff picture was pretty clear in the National League in the last few weeks, the only question being whether the Pirates could steal the division from the Cardinals with a late push. The Cardinals held on, so for the second year in a row the Pirates will host the NL Wild Card game at PNC Park, this time against the San Francisco Giants.

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Why the Kyle Lohses of the game are something we should aspire to, and will aspire to.

When I was initially hired at Baseball Prospectus—two months ago—I was thrilled. I couldn’t wait to write my first piece as a full-time employee. Then came the realization that my start date was two months away and, well, you’re probably aware that when given too long to ponder a piece, sometimes writers tend to overthink things.

Then my father-in-law pointed out that Joe Hamrahi wrote a piece in which I was described as a “super-recruit.” Super-recruit? Me? Yes, some writers tend to have a tough outer shell, displaying an image of self-assured confidence, but on the inside we’re all neurotic disasters, terrified that we’ll run out of ideas or that the next piece we write will expose us as the uninformed frauds we are. Or even worse, everyone has already been well aware that I’m awful and this job is all an elaborate sham to embarrass me in some dramatic Carrie-like situation.

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Everybody knows the hardest thing to do in baseball. Everybody. But nobody can agree on what comes next.

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What you can learn from Jason Kendall, beyond "Jason Kendall is testy."

In case you couldn’t tell from his 15 famously hard-nosed years of big-league catching, Jason Kendall’s default way of moving through the world is: confrontationally. For instance, despite spending his entire adult life in baseball, Kendall doesn’t believe in pitch framing. As in: he doesn’t believe that pitch framing exists. At all. But Kendall can't just leave it at that. He writes, in his 2014 book Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played: “There’s no such thing as framing; anybody who says there is can go screw himself.” So, ahem, I suppose I must now go screw myself—and probably you must do so as well, dear reader.

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August 18, 2014 6:00 am

Transaction Analysis: Closer Reclamation Season

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R.J. Anderson

The Tiger and Pirates bolster bullpens with busted closers, the Diamondbacks buy low on Brett Jackson, Kyle Drabek returns to the majors and the Dodgers' infield just got thin.

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