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Predicting the Pirates’ 2020 bullpen

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports With less than two weeks until the start of the 2020 MLB season, it will be interesting to see how a lot of roster related questions are addressed.

How will teams construct their 30-man rosters? Now more than ever, teams will have the ability to get creative with the inner workings of roster construction. Is there potential to see some teams carry an 18-man pitching staff?

For the Pirates sake, I am interested in seeing how they put together their...

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Predicting the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates

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This year will assuredly be different than anything we’ve experienced. From fan-less games to socially distanced and sometimes masked players. It’ll be a 60-game 5k in a bid to make it to the postseason and win a trophy in perhaps the strangest season the sport world has ever seen.

Many have made predictions about some of the oddities we’re going to see during the 2020 baseball season. I’m ready to start sticking to the games again....

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Pirates RP Keone Kela not in camp, fellow RP Hector Noesi opts out of season

Kela’s situation is of greater concern to the Pirates from a competitive standpoint. If the club struggles as most anticipated, he’d be an obvious midseason trade piece as a 2020-21 free agent.

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Patricia Beninato

Summer Camp Notes and News/July 9

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Things have been busy at PNC Park, so let’s get to it:

In his media conference yesterday, Pirates manager Derek Shelton announced that non-roster camp invite Hector Noesi has decided to opt out of the 2020 season due to family concerns, and Shelton said that his roster spot wouldn’t be filled at this time. Noesi has bounced around a bit and is 33, so maybe some regrouping on his part is in order. Shelton also reported that...

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Hector Noesi Opts Out Of 2020 Season; Keone Kela Still Not In Camp

Pirates hurler Hector Noesi has opted out of participation in the 2020 season, manager Derek Shelton told reporters including Stephen Nesbitt of The Athletic (via Twitter).

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What to Watch For in 2020

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The Pittsburgh Pirates will be playing baseball this season if only for about a third as long as usual, which begs the question; what is the Buccos’ 2020 campaign going to amount to in terms of performance? In other words, what will a shortened season most likely mean for the Pirates’ record?

I’m not sure anyone is getting their hopes up; Pittsburgh was not an in-between team when spring training originally began back in February, and their...

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Projecting the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Lineup

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be starting the season soon. So who should you expect to be on the team’s opening day line-up on the first day of the season?

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Notes and News at Pirates Summer Camp

Somehow this picture didn’t surprise me at all. | Trevor Williams/Twitter @MeLlamoTrevor It’s hard to report news when there isn’t any, at least anything that’s not Big Plague-involved.

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Jarrod Dyson Will be a Huge Defensive Upgrade for the Pittsburgh Pirates

New center fielder Jarrod Dyson will be a huge defensive upgrade over long time Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte in 2020. COVID-19 permitting, the Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off their abbreviated 60-game 2020 season on July 24 at Busch Stadium against the St.

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Looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates Updated Prospect List

The Pittsburgh Pirates have steadily over the few months significantly strengthened their farm system. So let’s take a look at the newly updated FanGraphs list.

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A Final Look at the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Draft Bonuses

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially signed all of their 2020 Draft selections.  Let’s take a look at the final numbers. Entering the 2020 Major League

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Projecting the Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Bullpen

With the start of the shortened 60-game 2020 season less than three weeks away, what could the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen look like when the season starts?

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Robert Kelley

Reason for optimism or a house of cards?

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Slowly but surely, the pieces of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 2020 season are falling into place. After being waylaid by COVID-19 and forced to shut down for more than three months, players began filtering back to Pittsburgh and reporting for duty at PNC Park last week.

There, they’ve had to follow strict guidelines on how to conduct business in the midst of a pandemic. At least two members of the organization – outfielder Socrates Brito...

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Updates Out of Summer Camp

With the new July 24 Opening Day now just 18 days away for the Pittsburgh Pirates, what news is there to discuss coming out of summer camp? We are one day closer to the start of the 2020 Major League Baseball season.

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Chris Resop

A very durable arm in 2011 and 2012, Chris Resop was one of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ most reliable arms, even if the results weren’t the greatest What relief pitcher pitched the most innings in 2011 and 2012 for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

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Pirates’ Socrates Brito, Blake Cederlind test positive for COVID-19

Pirates manager Derek Shelton released new information about outfielder Socrates Brito and right-hander Blake Cederlind's coronavirus test results.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Team to Start the Season in St. Louis

According to a report, the Pittsburgh Pirates will start their 2020 season by traveling to the Midwest to play against one of their biggest rivals Even though the coronavirus continues to spread across the United States, the start of the 2020 MLB season appears to be close.

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Two Players Test Positive For COVID-19

As we near the season, many MLB players have been testing for COVID-19, increasing the amount of positive tests. The Pittsburgh Pirates recently announced two of their players so far have tested positive.

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Kevin Newman’s Production: Sustained or One-Hit Wonder?

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Last year, Kevin Newman was a crucial part to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ formula. Given his production, he figured to play into the future of the organization. Under ordinary circumstances, we would’ve been halfway through a season and would likely have a pretty good idea about the kind of year Newman was going to end up having.

But of course, that isn’t the case.

I think many are left wondering: What are we going to get from Newman? A...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Profile: Steven Jennings

Some of the more under the radar type of prospects are the durable soft tossers. Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Steven Jennings could eventually be one of those types.

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