Happy holidays from Extra Innings

   December 23, 2014 3:36 pm

Best wishes to all our readers during the holiday season.

The Padres have a ‘rock star’ GM?

   December 20, 2014 11:13 pm

So, do you think the San Diego Padres gave a ‘rock star’ general manager?   Newly acquired Matt Kemp sure does.   Check out his press conference.     Your browser does not support iframes.     I’m not sure rock star applies to someone making a bunch of moves. Sounds like fantasy baseball to…

Pirates add Hart to a 1-year deal

   December 19, 2014 6:26 pm

Corey Hart is a Pirate.   Good news? Perhaps.   According to reports, the Bucs got Hart on a one-year contract for $2.5 million.   There’s not a lot of risk involved with that.   And for a player with a career .271 average over 10 seasons, that’s a pretty good deal.   So why…

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…