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98-64, 2nd in NL Cent
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Austin Meadows among AFL standouts

From what he showed in the Arizona Fall League, Meadows is a middle-of-the-order bat who hits well enough to play anywhere. If he stays in center, he could even make some All-Star teams. Arizona Fall League recap (Insider)

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Gerrit Cole among elite MLB starters

Consistency is among the Pittsburgh ace right-hander's strengths that impress Buster Olney heading into the 2016 season. Top starters (Insider)

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Piratas y Marlins jugarán dos partidos en Puerto Rico

Los equipos conmemoran el Día de Roberto Clemente el 30 y 31 de mayo jugando par de partidos en el estadio Hiram Bithorn de San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mirar

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The Happ-ening guy on the market

J.A. Happ may not have a long track record of success, but his numbers with the Pirates down the stretch have plenty of teams interested in him. The left-hander has the look of a sleeper signing. Second-tier steals (Insider)

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Pirates, Marlins to play series in Puerto Rico

The Pirates and Marlins will play a two-game series on May 30-31, 2016 at San Juan's Hiram Bithorn Stadium, with the latter date being Roberto Clemente Day. It will be the first games played in Puerto Rico since the Mets and Marlins played a three-game series in 2010.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jake Arrieta wins the NL Cy Young. I had one of the 30 ballots and voted this way: (5) Jacob deGrom, (4) Gerrit Cole, (3) Clayton Kershaw, (2) Zack Greinke, (1) Jake Arrieta.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

More bullpen fodder: Teams in the closer market say Joakim Soria is looking for a contract in the vicinity of 3 years, $27 million.

Jayson Stark Senior Writer, 

Even with Francisco Rodriguez off to Detroit, amazing how many closers are still out there to be traded for. Aroldis Chapman. Andrew Miller. Jonathan Papelbon. Mark Melancon. Ken Giles. Had an exec of one team tell me this week he thinks the Yankees "will move" Miller this winter -- for a big, Craig Kimbrel-like package built around big-league ready starters.

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The biggest fish in the smallest pond

Neal Huntington had perhaps the best year of any MLB GM when it came to inexpensive moves paying off, most evidenced by the signing of KBO import Jung-Ho Kang. Pittsburgh's GM continues to do the most with the least available resources. MLB executive awards (Insider)

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Clint Hurdle for Manager of the year?

The Bucs cracked the postseason for the third straight year. Hurdle's conversion from old-school managing to open-minded analytics has helped make that happen. Manager of the Year: The case for Hurdle

Bucs still looking for upgrade at first

Despite the offense he provides, Pedro Alvarez's poor defense hurt Pittsburgh this year. For that reason, the team will search for an alternative this offseason, Buster Olney writes. Biggest holes on contenders (Insider)


NL Rookie of the Year voting

  • Kris Bryant, Cubs: All 30 first-place votes, 150 points
  • Matt Duffy, Giants: 70 points
  • Jung-Ho Kang, Pirates: 28 points
  • Noah Syndergaard, Mets; 16 points
  • Justin Bour, Marlins: 4 points
  • Joc Pederson, Dodgers: 1 point
  • Stephen Piscotty, Cardinals: 1 point

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Stats to know: Rookie of the Year finalists

Rookies hit 691 HRs this season, which Elias notes as the most in the majors since rookie status was officially defined in 1958. But which rookie was the best of the best? The winner will be announced tonight at 6 p.m. ET. All the stats

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

I'm annually among the first to release my Hall of Fame ballot. This year is no different. Here are my 10 (the maximum allowed). Among newcomers, I voted for Ken Griffey Jr. and Trevor Hoffman. With two more spaces after voting for selections from my ballot last year, I added Lee Smith and Alan Trammell. Trammell is in his final year on the ballot. He received 25.1 percent of the vote a year ago.

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2015 NL Silver Slugger winning outfielders

  • OF: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
  • OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals
  • OF: Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies

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13dJerry Crasnick

Torre: Legislation on takeout slides still on agenda

Major League Baseball has yet to commit to a rules change legislating potentially hazardous takeout slides at second base, but the topic will remain a focus of discussion over the coming weeks.

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13dJayson Stark

Sources: Pirates-Marlins trade was compensation

A seemingly lopsided trade between the Pirates and Marlins was actually compensation for Pittsburgh allowing highly regarded assistant Jim Benedict to leave for Miami, according to sources.


2015 NL Gold Glove winning outfielders

  • LF: Starling Marte, Pirates
  • CF: A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks
  • RF: Jason Heyward, Cardinals
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Pirates should trade Pedro Alvarez

Alvarez is no longer playable at third base. He can be an average defensive first baseman, but the Pirates shouldn't pay him over $7 million in arbitration when they have prospects arriving for cheaper. Buyer's Guide: Corner infielders (Insider)

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15dChristina Kahrl

2015 offseason preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates won 98 games but failed to win the division or advance in the postseason. What do they need to do this offseason to get over the hump?

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Pirates free agent could be hidden gem

J.A. Happ closed out the season in Pittsburgh looking like a brand new pitcher. If the lefty continues to pitch like an ace next season, he'll easily outperform his current No. 26 ranking. Top 50 free agents (Insider)

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.2609th
On Base Percentage.3239th
Slugging Percentage.39621st
Earned Run Average3.212nd
Quality Starts926th

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