Feb 21, 2015, 9:45 PM EDT
As usual, teams in general won at a slightly better rate than players in arbitration hearings. 2014 saw the most arbitration hearings since 2001.
Feb 7, 2015, 3:10 PM EDT
Walker lost his arbitration case against the Pirates even coming off the best season of his career.
Jan 16, 2015, 9:58 PM EDT
Find out what salaries arbitration-eligible players and their respective teams filed for ahead of Friday’s deadline.
Jan 12, 2015, 12:51 PM EDT
There is an option for 2019 as well.
Jan 10, 2015, 8:58 AM EDT
The two sides are reportedly close to a four-year deal.
Dec 11, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT
Walker is under team control for 2015 and 2016.
Nov 6, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT
The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the top offensive player at each position in both the American League and the National League. Votes are cast by MLB’s coaches and managers.
Oct 1, 2014, 4:04 PM EDT
Not a ton of surprises. Gaby Sanchez in at first over Ike Davis because of the lefty on the hill. Otherwise, play ball.
Sep 27, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT
With the loss by the Pirates, the Cardinals can clinch the National League Central with a win over the Diamondbacks tonight.
Sep 17, 2014, 10:43 PM EDT
Watch as new Red Sox outfielder collects the first hit of his major league career Wednesday night at PNC Park on a hot shot that Pirates second baseman Neil Walker couldn’t quite handle …
Jul 29, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT
Ask yourself: how does a dude in this position — leaning in the opposite direction of first base — turn and get anything on his throw?
Jul 23, 2014, 7:17 AM EDT
Jonathan Lucory hit two homers last night, including the walkoff.
Jul 11, 2014, 6:55 AM EDT
The scoreless streak is over for Clayton Kershaw, but the dominance remains.
Jul 6, 2014, 5:19 PM EDT
Pirates infielder Clint Barmes will be out for the next 4-6 weeks after suffering a Grade 3 groin strain during batting practice Saturday.
Jun 24, 2014, 10:24 PM EDT
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte banged his head into the knee of Rays infielder Sean Rodriguez while trying to steal second base in the top of the fifth inning Tuesday. A little white later, the Bucs revealed that Marte is experiencing concussion-like symptoms.
Jun 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT
To make room for second baseman Neil Walker’s return from the disabled list the Pirates designated for assignment outfielder Jose Tabata, who was once a top prospect acquired from the Yankees in exchange for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte in 2008.
Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT
Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.
Jun 9, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT
The wait is finally over. Pirates prospect outfielder Gregory Polanco is on his way to the big leagues.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EDT
Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”
Feb 9, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT
Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe passes this report along in his always-info-packed weekly Sunday notes column: Kendrys Morales, 1B/DH, free agent — Morales fits what the Pirates need, a first baseman/middle of the order hitter. There’s mutual interest, but while the Pirates would love him on the right contract, they may also pursue a…
Oct 9, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT
It was the bats that failed the Pirates in the end. Starling Marte finished the NLDS 1-for-19 with one walk and a hit by pitch from the leadoff spot. Neil Walker, right behind him batting second, was 0-for-19 with two walks. It’s tough to generate much offense when your top two hitters reach base a…
Oct 9, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT
Lineups for the entire collection of marbles in St. Louis … Pirates: LF Starling Marte 2B Neil Walker CF Andrew McCutchen 1B Justin Morneau RF Marlon Byrd 3B Pedro Alvarez C Russell Martin SS Clint Barmes SP Gerrit Cole Aside from a one-game switch from Clint Barmes to Jordy Mercer at shortstop Pirates manager has…
Oct 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
St. Louis tries to stay alive in Pittsburgh … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Michael Wacha Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sticking by his standard lineup, but the batting order changes a bit with…
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