Pittsburgh Pirates All-Decade Team

By John Perrotto Looking back at the Pirates in the 2000s, as the decade comes to a close, there have been some positives for the franchise. For one, they opened PNC Park in 2001 and it is generally considered the best facility in the major leagues. Secondly, uh, secondly, well there really is no second.

Winter Meetings Recap: Doumit unlikely to be dealt this off-season

By John Perrotto INDIANAPOLIS _ The Pirates’ contingent left the winter meetings Thursday morning without making any major deals and that was not a surprise. The Pirates didn’t have any big moves cooking when they arrived Sunday in the city that truly put the winter back in winter meetings this week with some sub-arctic wind

MLB: Pirates won’t pursue a veteran starting pitcher in the off-season

Pirates won’t pursue a veteran starter Photo: David Hague – Inside Pittsburgh Sports The Pirates were somewhat active last off-season searching for a veteran starting pitcher. The team reached out to a number of veterans including Pedro Martinez, Odalis Perez, Braden Looper and even Paul Byrd. This off-season, the organization won’t be looking to sign

Pirates trade winds heating up

Mariners, Rangers become potential trade partners By John Perrotto – Marc DelPiano, special assistant to Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, created a minor stir Thursday night when he showed up at Safeco Field in Seattle for the opener of a four-game series between the Mariners and Texas Rangers. Both teams are potential trade partners as

Sanchez goes 6-for-6; Pirates beat Cubs 10-8

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Their kind of town, Chicago isn’t. But if ever there was a time for the Pirates for warm up to the Windy City, then the series opener against the Cubs on Monday night appeared to be it. The Cubs returned from a winless road trip in which they scored a

Pirates complete sweep of Marlins, win 7-4

Pirates improve to 9-6 on the season Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Adam Laroche who has been among the major leagues worst hitters in the month of the April the past three seasons, is off to his best start in a Pirates uniform. Laroche went 4-for-5 while bother Andy Laroche drove in a pair of runs

McLouth, Doumit power Pirates to 10-2 win

Nate McLouth went 2-for-3 with a homerun, 3 rbi’s and Ryan Doumit hit a 9th inning grand slam as the Pittsburgh Pirates (3-2) thumbed the Cincinnati Reds (1-3) 10-2 Saturday afternoon. McLouth’s 1st inning 2 run home run gave starting pitcher Paul Maholm a early 2-0 lead and Maholm took over from there. Maholm pitched

Pirates rally in the 9th inning; beat Cards 6-4

Jack Wilson’s three run double with two outs in the ninth inning capped off a four run inning as the Pirates rallied to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Monday evening. The Pirates got a strong pitching performance from starter Paul Maholm who pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing two runs and striking out one. Tied

Pitching Rotation: Vasquez a player to watch?

BRADENTON, Fla. _ The Pittsburgh Pirates have their first of three off days during the exhibition season Tuesday and have played 12 Grapefruit League games. Thus, it is a good early checkpoint to see how the battle for the four open spots in the starting rotation is shaping up. Finding out who will fall in