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'Embrace the suck,' Pirates poster declares

A poster recently displayed at the Pirates' minor-league headquarters tells prospects to "embrace the suck."

Bucs await Jason Grilli's decision

Jason Grilli was one of Pittsburgh's most reliable relievers in 2012. But will the veteran right-hander return to Pittsburgh in 2013?

Nate McLouth signs with Baltimore Orioles

Former Pittsburgh Pirate Nate McLouth has come to terms on a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles.

Bucs wanted top prospect for Garrett Jones

The Pirates wanted top prospect Taijuan Walker for Garrett Jones -- not that trading Walker makes any sense from the Mariners' perspective.

Pirates connected to uninspiring batch of pitchers

The latest rumors connect the Pirates to a variety of pitchers who shouldn't start the season in a big-league rotation.

Zagurski, Pirates agree to deal

Mike Zagurski and the Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to a minor league contract, that includes an invitation to spring training.

Pirates trade Chris Resop for minor-league pitcher

The Pirates have made another move in advance of the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration-eligible players.

Pirates acquire young arm for Yamaico Navarro

The Pirates dealt Yamaico Navarro to the Orioles in exchange for a 19-year-old pitcher on Friday.

Pirates non-tender Jeff Karstens

The Pittsburgh Pirates have opted against tendering Jeff Karstens a contract for 2013, making the right-handed pitcher a free-agent.

Russell Martin wants to play SS for Team Canada

Pending a physical, Russell Martin will be Pittsburgh's new starting catcher. But in the spring, Pirates fans could also see Martin at shortstop.

Bucs want to keep Jason Grilli

The Pittsburgh Pirates are reportedly interested in retaining the services of Jason Grilli. However, they may have competition.

Russell Martin deal a decent gamble for Pirates

The Pirates' two-year pact with Russell Martin isn't exactly inspiring, but it's better than they might have done.

Pirates release 2013 Spring Training schedule

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their tentative spring training schedule, as well as ticket information.

Pirates offer $22 million to Russell Martin

The Pittsburgh Pirates could be the frontrunners to sign catcher Russell Martin, who most recently hit 18 and 21 homers in back-to-back seasons for the New York Yankees.

The case for Russell Martin

Russell Martin might make sense to pair with Pirates catcher Michael McKenry.

Pirates sign 6 to minor-league deals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed six players to minor-league contracts.

Pirates add Tony Sanchez, 4 others to roster

The Pirates added Tony Sanchez and four other players to their roster in preparation for the Rule 5 Draft.

Pirates' McCutchen wins Oscar Charleston Award

Pittsburgh Pirates start player Andrew McCutchen played his best season of baseball in 2012 and the Negro League Museum recognized his performance with the Oscar Charleston Award.

NL MVP voting breakdown: McCutchen finishes 3rd

Andrew McCutchen finished third in the NL MVP voting. Buster Posey won the award on Thursday.

Neal Huntington defends unusual training methods

The Pirates have been employing some unusual training methods with their minor-league players, and GM Neal Huntington talked about those methods on Thursday.

McCutchen a finalist for MVP, but Posey should win

Andrew McCutchen is a finalist for the NL MVP award, but don't expect him to win it.

DBacks' Bauer, Bucs' Cole not fans of each other

A new report suggests that former UCLA teammates Trevor Bauer and Gerrit Cole don't like each other much.

Red Sox deprive Pirates of David Ross

The Red Sox have signed a player who might have been a Pirates target.

Could Pirates sign Josh Hamilton?

Could the star outfielder sign with the Bucs?

Bill Livesey hired by Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates hired Bill Livesey as special advisor to the general manager on Thursday.

McCutchen's great season not quite MVP-caliber

The Pirates' centerfielder deserves credit for a tremendous 2012 season. He does not, however, deserve the NL MVP award.

McCutchen named a finalist for NL MVP

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named one of the five finalists for the National League MVP on Wednesday.

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Neal Huntington won't be fired, Bob Nutting says

Neal Huntington and his underlings will not be fired.

Neal Huntington will not be fired

Neal Huntington and his underlings will not be fired.

What will Pirates do with Jeff Karstens?

Will the Pirates tender a contract to Jeff Karstens this offseason?

Pirates Prospect Vic Black in Rising Stars Game

Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Vic Black has been named to the Rising Stars Game for the Arizona Fall League.

Pirates hire Jay Bell as hitting coach

The Pirates welcome back a popular former player.

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