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  1. Pirates starters had a weekend of double-digit strikeout performances

    May 24, 2015, 7:10 PM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Pirates starters Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett, and Francisco Liriano combined for 32 strikeouts in a three-game sweep of the Mets over the weekend.

  2. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 27, 2015, 7:09 AM EDT

    John Farrell Dustin Pedroia

    “Can you pitch, Dustin? Like, every fifth day? I’m serious.”

  3. Pirates place Francisco Liriano on paternity leave list

    Apr 11, 2015, 6:50 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v Cincinnati Reds

    The Pirates have called up right-hander Casey Sadler to make a spot start against the Brewers tomorrow.

  4. 2015 Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

    Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT

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    Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?

  5. Francisco Liriano named Opening Day starter by the Pirates

    Mar 17, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Liriano posted a 2.20 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 86 innings after the All-Star break.

  6. 2015 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2014, 1:23 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    Your one-stop shop for all of the offseason signings.

  7. Pirates president Frank Coonelly downplays possibility of Edinson Volquez return

    Dec 14, 2014, 11:40 PM EDT

    Edinson Volquez

    It doesn’t sound like Edinson Volquez is coming back to Pittsburgh.

  8. Francisco Liriano re-signs with the Pirates for $39 million

    Dec 9, 2014, 1:32 PM EDT

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    Liriano was a buy-low pickup for the Pirates two offseasons ago and provided a huge return on a minimal investment.

  9. Marlins have discussed trading for Wade Miley

    Nov 23, 2014, 7:15 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles v Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Marlins have discussed swapping Nathan Eovaldi for Wade Miley.

  10. Pirates’ next reclamation project pitcher: Radhames Liz

    Nov 21, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Radhames Liz, Ernesto Frieri

    Pittsburgh has done great work recently turning around the careers of pitchers.

  11. Francisco Liriano wants 3-4 years at $12 million per season

    Nov 19, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

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    Liriano started 55 games for Pittsburgh with a 3.20 ERA and 338 strikeouts in 323 innings.

  12. Pirates sign A.J. Burnett to one-year, $8.5 million deal

    Nov 14, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT

    A.J. Burnett

    Significantly less than the $12.75 million player option he declined to leave the Phillies.

  13. Francisco Liriano declines Pirates’ qualifying offer

    Nov 10, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

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    In two seasons with the Pirates the 31-year-old left-hander started 55 games with a 3.20 ERA and racked up 338 strikeouts in 323 innings while holding opponents to a .221 batting average and .628 OPS.

  14. The deadline to accept or reject qualifying offers is 5PM today

    Nov 10, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Reuters David Robertson

    Will David Robertson accept his to stay with the Yankees? Will anyone?

  15. Francisco Liriano still undecided about Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

    Nov 9, 2014, 7:10 PM EDT

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    Francisco Liriano is deliberating whether or not to accept the Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer.

  16. Roundup of players to receive $15.3 million qualifying offers

    Nov 3, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Division Series - Baltimore Orioles v Detroit Tigers - Game Three

    A total of 12 players got a qualifying offer, but will any accept?

  17. Pirates make $15.3 million qualifying offers to Russell Martin and Francisco Liriano

    Nov 3, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Both players have the option of accepting one-year, $15.3 million deals to return to Pittsburgh or declining to hit the open market.

  18. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2015

    Oct 31, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

    Division Series - Detroit Tigers v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Including writeups for the top 63, because we’re not always all about round numbers.

  19. Russell Martin’s free agency looms large as Pirates face offseason

    Oct 1, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Brewers v Pittsburgh Pirates

    After Wednesday’s 8-0 loss, it’s time for the Pirates to start thinking about next year.

  20. Pirates go with three catchers on Wild Card game roster

    Oct 1, 2014, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Starting pitchers Francisco Liriano and Gerrit Cole off the Wild Card game roster, which is fairly typical.

  21. Ron Gardenhire: Too much of the credit, too much of the blame

    Sep 29, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ron Gardenhire

    For a few years there, I saw it as my personal mission to the spread the gospel of Ron Gardenhire.

  22. Reds beat Pirates on grand slam from Ramon Santiago; Cardinals’ magic number down to one

    Sep 27, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT

    Ramon Santiago Getty

    With the loss by the Pirates, the Cardinals can clinch the National League Central with a win over the Diamondbacks tonight.

  23. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 23, 2014, 6:29 AM EDT

    Danny Duffy

    Twelve games, six shutouts. And the Mariners and Indians lose ground.

  24. Francisco Liriano and his filthy slider are dominating again

    Sep 12, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Francisco Liriano

    Liriano shut out the Phillies for eight innings Thursday night, racking up 12 strikeouts and totaling 25 swinging strikes out of 106 total pitches.

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