Individual Pirates tickets go on sale Friday

   December 11, 2014 1:12 am

Are you fired up about the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2015?   The free-agent signing of Francisco Liriano might have you thinking playoffs or more.   If you are, now’s the time to get your tickets.   Individual game tickets go on sale Friday.   Here’s the link for more.   — Rick Green

Pirates to sign Liriano to $39 million contract

   December 9, 2014 2:10 pm

So, you want the Pittsburgh Pirates to spend money on free agents?   Well, you might have your wish.   The Pirates have agreed to sign Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract worth $39 million.   Source: Francisco Liriano to the #Pirates on a three-year, $39 million deal. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 9, 2014…

Winter meetings set to start (video)

   December 6, 2014 11:36 pm

The winter meetings are about to start.   Here’s a look at what could happen:     Your browser does not support iframes.

Pirates designate Sanchez, pick up utility player from Rays

   December 2, 2014 12:56 pm

Gaby Sanchez never really lived up to being a potential power hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates.   He became a platoon player and now, he’s on his way out.   The Pirates designated Sanchez for assignment after they worked out a deal with the Rays for Sean Rodriguez.   Sanchez, 31, had a rough season…

PirateFest tickets are free for first time

   November 30, 2014 10:18 am

PirateFest is a perfect time for Bucco fans to get fired up for their team.   And, for the first time ever, it’s free.   Yes, free.   The annual event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh is free.   It will take place Dec. 13-14.   If you want autographs, it…

What do Indians need to do to beef up offense? (video)

   November 29, 2014 4:22 pm

OK, Indians fans, what does Cleveland need to do to bolster their offense?       Here’s one take:   Your browser does not support iframes.   To get an impact bat, do the Indians need to make a trade? Or do they sign a free agent like Nelson Cruz? Or, will they hope players…

Diamondbacks land Cuban OF for $68.5 million

   November 28, 2014 5:33 pm

The Arizona Diamondbacks are betting on Yasmany Tomas.   The D’backs secured the rights to the Cuban outfielder for $68.5 million over six years.   No doubt Arizona has dreams of Tomas being the NL Rookie of the Year like Jose Abreu was with the White Sox this past season.   Scouts describe Tomas’ build…

Boston’s $183 million binge on free agents reshapes lineup

   November 26, 2014 3:02 pm

The Boston Red Sox have gone from worst to first and back to worst.   With their free-agent moves, a trip back to first could be in order.   The Red Sox inked Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, getting two of the biggest names on the free-agent market.   And with the big names there…

Tribe Fest tickets on sale today

   November 25, 2014 2:03 pm

Tribe Fest might be two months away, but today is the day to get your tickets.   Scheduled to appear Jan. 24-25 at Progressive Field are Nick Swisher, Michael Bourn, Yan Gomes Jason Kipnis, Carlos Carrasco, Lonnie Chisenhall and more.   General admission tickets are $10 for adults. Children are free when reserved online.  …

Pirates’ trade with A’s not all about the bucks

   November 24, 2014 10:01 am

It’s usually about the finances when it comes to the Pirates, so Sunday’s trade with the A’s should have come as no surprise.   The Pirates traded Ike Davis, who was recently designated for assignment, to the A’s in exchange for a swap of slotting positions for the international signing period.   For the record,…