Analysis: Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Catcher Russell Martin to Two-Year Deal

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The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed former New York Yankees catcher Russell Martin to a two-year, $17 million deal. The Pirates’ interest in the 29-year-old became public over the last few days as the team attempted to find an upgrade over its 2012 duo […]

MLB Rumors: Russell Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Updates


Yesterday, we heard a rumor that the Pittsburgh Pirates were offering free agent catcher Russell Martin a three-year contract worth $25 million. Last night, various reports said that number was a bit high, but not out of the ballpark range for what […]

MLB Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Offer Russell Martin $25 Million

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CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman has been reporting the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ interest in free agent catcher Russell Martin for a few days now. Yesterday, he tweeted that the team may be the biggest competitor to Martin’s New York Yankees for the 29-year-old’s services. Today, […]

Andrew McCutchen Named to Final Five for NL MVP


Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named one of five finalists for the NL MVP award tonight on MLB Network. Joining McCutchen as finalists for the award are World Series Champion catcher Buster Posey, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina […]

Andrew McCutchen Named NL’s Most Outstanding Player


Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was voted the National League’s Outstanding Player for the 2012 season by MLB players. He received more votes than Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey, who seems to be the most likely candidate for the […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Make Series of Roster Moves: Pedro Alvarez, Rod Barajas, Jay Bell


The Pittsburgh Pirates made three roster moves and a coaching move today, including the exercising of third baseman Pedro Alvarez‘s option for 2013, as well as the declining of catcher Rod Barajas‘. Alvarez, 25, will be paid $700,000 for the 2013 campaign. […]

Andrew McCutchen Wins Gold Glove, Probably Isn’t the Best Center Fielder on His Own Team


Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won the National League  Gold Glove award for the 2012 season, as announced late Tuesday night, despite the fact that he may not even be the best center fielder on his own team. Offensively, McCutchen had a […]

NL Batting Title Update: Andrew McCutchen Takes Four Point Lead Over Buster Posey


Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen strengthened his grip on the 2012 National League Batting Title race with a two-for-five performance yesterday against the Houston Astros. He’s now batting .336 on the year, four points better than San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey‘s .332 average. […]

Melky Cabrera Disqualification Gives Andrew McCutchen New Life in Batting Title Race


  It looks like the 2012 NL batting title is once again Andrew McCutchen’s to lose. According to a report on ESPN’s Outside the Lines, current leader San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera has disqualified himself from the batting race. […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Use Record Number of Pitchers as Monumental Slide Continues


The Pittsburgh Pirates are in free fall. There’s no way around it. The team sat  almost comfortably atop the National League Central standings about two months ago, and were an astounding 16 games above that elusive .500 mark as recently as July […]

Pirates Recall Three From AAA, Designate Evan Meek for Assignment


The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled short stop Chase d’Arnaud and pitcher Bryan Morris from AAA-Indianapolis and have also purchased the contract of pitcher Rick VandenHurk, adding all three players to the club’s major league roster. In order to make room for VandenHurk on the 40-man roster, the […]

Starling Marte Returns to Lineup After DL Stint


Pittsburgh Pirates rookie outfielder Starling Marte has been activated off the 15-day disabled list today and will make his return to the lineup for tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Starling Marte The Pirates placed the 23-year-old, who homered on the first […]