#The Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates: Next Possible Long-Term First Baseman

While the Pittsburgh Pirates may have solved their first base issues for the 2023 season, where will the team find their next long-term first baseman?. First base has been a consistent issue for the Pittsburgh Pirates for decades now. They haven’t had a first baseman string together two straight seasons with an fWAR above 2.0 since Jason Thompson in the early-80s.
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Recapping the Pirates’ chaotic Rule 5 Draft

The Rule 5 Draft is always a fun portion of the annual Winter Meetings. Players from all levels are up for grabs in hopes of making a team better. This year’s draft, however, is one the Pittsburgh Pirates will want to forget. In the MLB portion of the draft,...
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Pirates to pick No. 1 overall in MLB Draft

Pittsburgh's draft position was decided in the first MLB Draft lottery, entering the lottery with a 16 percent chance of landing the top pick.
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Pittsburgh Pirates: Actually Spend and Make the 2023 Team Better

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been relatively active so far this offseason. However, if they truly want to take a step forward they need to get aggressive. Over the last two seasons, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered 100 losses. We as fans of the team have also suffered through those games. Unless Bob Nutting or anyone from the Front Office has their head in a hole, then they have to know people are not happy. Fans are sick of dealing with the lackluster product being put out each year.

The Mets Land Another Starting Pitcher Wednesday

The New York Mets have added yet another solid starting pitcher to their rotation. This morning, the team signed veteran left-hander Jose Quintana to a two-year, $26 million contract. Quintana went 6-7 this season and posted a 2.93 ERA with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals. The 33-year-old also...

Red Sox Select Pirates, Yankees Pitching Prospects In Rule 5 Draft

The Boston Red Sox selected a pair of pitching prospects in the Rule 5 draft on Wednesday. As per tradition — with the exception of 2021 — the Rule 5 draft was held during the Major League Baseball winter meetings. Clubs across the league were able to select prospects that were made available in hopes they could develop on their own respective roster.

Dodgers, Yankees, Mets headline Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes in 2023

Los Angeles Angels’ superstar Shohei Ohtani’s 2023 free agency is already a hot topic in the MLB world. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been listed as a potential suitor for Ohtani next offseason. Jeff Passan joined the Pat McAfee Show on Wednesday and discussed Ohtani’s free agency. “I don’t want to say he’s going to […] The post Dodgers, Yankees, Mets headline Shohei Ohtani sweepstakes in 2023 appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Cocktails for Compass set for Dec. 11

Cocktails for Compass is marking its 20th anniversary on Dec. 11. LGBTQ+ Community Center in Lake Worth Beach, takes place at Club Colette. Attorney Bill Bone will emcee the evening and introduce special guest speaker, Kevin McClatchy, former owner of the Pittsburgh Pirates. “The showing of support for the LGBTQ+...

Cubs Sign SP Jameson Taillon for 4-Years, $68 Million

Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports that free agent starting pitcher Jameson Taillon has agreed to a four-year, $68 million contract with the Chicago Cubs. The move comes a day after the Cubs signed former NL MVP Cody Bellinger to a one-year, $17.5 million deal. Taillon started 32 games for the New York Yankees last season, posting a 14-5 record with a 3.91 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 151:32 strikeout-to-walk ratio across 177.1 innings pitched.
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John Nogowski book signing set for Saturday at Midtown Reader

John Nogowski is keeping busy in retirement. The recently retired teacher and former sportswriter, including time at the Democrat as sports editor, is holding a book signing Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Midtown Reader. The event will feature the latest editions of his books, “Last Time Out” and “Bob Dylan:...

AP source: Cardinals, Contreras agree to 5-year contract

Chicago Cubs catcher Willson Contreras heads back to the dugout during the team’s baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 25 in Chicago. Contreras is going to St. Louis to replace Yadier Molina at catcher, agreeing to an $87.5 million, five-year contract with the Cardinals on Wednesday. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the move to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal was pending a physical. (Photo courtesy of Associated Press)

Texas Rangers Rise in First MLB Draft Lottery

The Rangers didn't claim the No. 1 overall pick, but they did make a move up the draft order thanks to the inaugural lottery. The Texas Rangers didn’t get the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLB Draft Lottery, but the Rangers did improve their position by two spots on Tuesday at the Winter Meetings in San Diego.

Pittsburgh Pirates will pick No. 1 in the 2023 MLB Draft

The inaugural MLB Draft Lottery was held Tuesday night at the Winter Meetings and the Pittsburgh Pirates will have the first pick in the 2023 MLB Draft. The Pirates, Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics entered the night with the best odds to take home the top pick. The Nationals will pick second, but the A’s saw their pick fall to No. 6.

MLB world reacts to inaugural Draft Lottery

Major League Baseball held its inaugural Draft Lottery on Tuesday during the Winter Meetings in San Diego. The lottery determines the placement of the top-18 picks in the 2023 MLB Draft. Picks 14 through 18 went as expected, but the Minnesota Twins got some lottery luck and jumped from No. 13 to No. 8. The Read more... The post MLB world reacts to inaugural Draft Lottery appeared first on The Comeback: Today’s Top Sports Stories & Reactions.

Crowley and Wreaths Across America to Host Wreath Laying Ceremony to Honor Veteran Roberto Clemente 50 Years After His Passing

Baseball Hall-of-Famer, humanitarian, and beloved Puerto Rican hometown hero, Clemente also served as a United States Marine from 1958-1964. (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico; Dec. 6, 2022) – Honoring America’s veterans’ legacy of service, Wreaths Across America and Crowley will host a wreath laying ceremony on Monday, Dec. 12, in Puerto Rico to celebrate baseball Hall-of-Famer and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve veteran Roberto Enrique Clemente Walker.

Cubs sign Jameson Taillon to four-year contract

According to Jay Cohen of the Associated Press on Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs signed starting pitcher Jameson Taillon to a four-year contract worth $68 million. Taillon, who will be making $17 million per year from 2003 to 2026, represents Canada internationally in baseball as both of his parents were born in Canada. Jameson’s mother Christie is from Toronto, and his father Michael is from St. Andrews West, Ontario. Both Christie and Michael attended the University of Toronto.

Chicago Cubs | Right-handed player Jameson Taeyeon signs a four-year contract

(San Diego) The Chicago Cubs have added Jameson Tyone to their starting rotation, signing the right-hander to a four-year contract worth approximately $68 million. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed contract details to the Associated Press on Wednesday, but asked not to be named because Taillon must pass his physical assessments.