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Inside Conditions—Let the dead, bury the dead

The Pittsburgh Pirates late GM Syd Thrift said this when asked about the struggling chances of the franchise achieving future success when he took the job, “It ain’t easy resurrecting the dead.” 563 more words

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The Pirates $1.2 Million Hunter Pence

Hunter Pence was paid $16 million by the San Francisco Giants this season. Here are his numbers:

Batting Average: .277

On-Base Percentage: .332

Slugging Percentage:  .445… 69 more words

Encore: My Mazeroski Moment (Or, How the 1960 Pittsburgh Pirates Helped Make Me Grow Up)

The Pop History Dig is a terrific website that chronicles signature events and figures of 20th century popular culture. And the latest submission by encyclopedic author… 983 more words

Dodgers lose scouting director Logan White to Padres

The Dodgers made a big hire in luring Andrew Friedman away from the Rays to run baseball operations earlier this month, but they’ve now lost a second key member of their front office to a division rival with… 180 more words

R.I.P. Jeff Robinson

(December 14, 1961 – October 26, 2014)

Former major league pitcher Jeff Robinson passed away Sunday from an undisclosed illness. Robinson pitched 1987-1992 for the Detroit Tigers, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Pittsburgh Pirates, compiling a 47-40 record and 4.79 ERA.

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Pirates acquire Justin Sellers from Indians

The Pirates announced this morning that they acquired infielder Justin Sellers from the Indians for cash considerations.

Sellers, 28, appeared in 17 games with the Indians this past season and batted .254/.307/.335 with three home runs and 40 RBI over 102 games in Triple-A. 49 more words

Indians Send INF Justin Sellers To Pirates For Cash Considerations

The Cleveland Indians have traded utility-man Justin Sellers to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations, the club confirmed on Saturday morning.

The deal trims Cleveland’s 40-man roster to 38 players as the team continues to prepare to enter the MLB off-season. 119 more words

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