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.

Pirates would like prospect Jose Tabata to begin next season in Class AAA

One of the more interesting storylines for the Pirates going into the 2010 season will be whether top hitting prospect Jose Tabata claims a roster spot coming out of spring training. Tabata, 20, was promoted up to Class AAA Indianapolis last week after batting .303 in 61 games for the Altoona Curve (AA) and is

Pirates trade Adam Laroche to Boston for two prospects.

The Pirates have traded Adam Laroche to the Boston Red Sox. The Pirates will receive pitcher Hunter Strickland and shortstop Argenis Diaz according to Alex Spiere of WEEI. The 29-year-old Laroche is batting .247/.329/.441 this season with 12 home runs and 40 RBI and is in the final year of his contract which pays him

Pirates, Marlins in trade talks

Marlins eyeing Matt Capps Pittsburgh Pirates closer Matt Capps converted his 13th straight save opportunity on Tuesday and he’s a player teams are giving a strong look as the trade deadline is less than 25 days away. The Florida Marlins are making a play for Capps after failing to land Baltimore closer George Sherrill in

Lack of run support has negated improvements in other areas

By Paul Ladewski CHICAGO – Leave it to home plate umpire Mark Carlson to do what the Pirates haven’t done often enough this season. Actually knock an opponent pitcher out of the box. But not even the ejection of Chicago Cubs hot head Carlos Zambrano was enough to shake the Pirates out of their latest

Pirates shutout for second consecutive game

CHICAGO — If it’s late May, then it can’t be too early for the Pirates to look back to the future. It sure beats a look at back at what happened against the Chicago White Sox on Saturday night, which to say another shutout loss, 4-0, the second for the Pirates in as many games.

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

Duke throws CG, 4-hit shutout in 7-0 win

In front of a sell out crowd, Zach Duke threw a four hit, complete game shutout leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (4-3) to a 7-0 victory over the Houston Astros (1-6), Monday afternoon at PNC Park. Duke (2-0) is off to a strong start after a 5-14 season in 2008 and credits pitching coach Joe Kerrigan

4/9 lineup: LaRoche brothers scratched

3B Andy LaRoche and 1B Adam LaRoche will be scratched today for the Pirates. Adam LaRoche will be replaced by Eric Hinske and Roman Vasquez will remain in the starting lineup at thirdbase. Pirates Lineup Nyjer Morgan LF Freddy Sanchez 2B Nate McLouth CF Ryan Doumit C Eric Hinske 1B Brandon Moss RF Ramon Vazquez