Pirates Tidbits; Draft Buzz; Decision down to Cole or Hultzen


Latest Pirates Buzz Sorry for the lack of updates over the past handful of days but with things slow on the Pens free agency front, such, I decided to take a vacation and a few days off from the site — D ———————————————- *The Draft is just 5 days away and the Pirates remain split on who to select with the No. 1 overall pick. However, don’t buy into the talk coming from some media circles that the Pirates are still considering 3 or 4 prospects. As Neal Huntington and his staff head to Florida for the teams final pre-draft organizational meetings, the decision is coming down to pitchers Gerrit Cole, UCLA, and Danny Hultzen, Virginia. Over the past couple weeks, Kansas prep outfielder Bubba Starling entered the mix has been given an extensive look and serious consideration. Starling is even said to have surpassed Anthony Rendon on the PiratesRead More »

Pirates Buzz: Walker emerging as leader and possible star; Hultzen has “great performance” Friday night vs UNC


Morning Pirates Buzz — The Pirates getting strong pitching performances from their No. 4 and No. 5 pitchers in James McDonald and Jeff Karstens on back-to-back nights has been big for them after Charlie Morton snapped the Pirates 6 game losing streak Wednesday night against Cincinnati. One thing the Pirates have been this season under manager Clint Hurdle is resilient as things were looking bleak for them going into Cincinnati Wednesday night. The team has now won three straight for the second time this season and are just two games under .500. — Neil Walker is emerging as a possible star of the Pirates young core and the leader of the team. He has that aura about him that clutch players have. Walker had five 2-out RBI’s in Friday’s 10-1 win over the Tigers. Walker may not have the “ceiling” of a McCutchen and Alvarez but he’s the best betRead More »