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Patricia Beninato

Gene Clines passes away

Gene stealing against Brooks Robinson in the 1971 World Series. | Photo by Focus On Sport/Getty Images

He played on the ‘71 World Series team and was part of the first MLB all-minority lineup.

Sad news from the Pirates today:

It is with heavy hearts that we confirm the passing of former Pirate Gene Clines.

Gene was part of the first all-minority lineup in Major League Baseball history. We send our deepest condolences to the Clines family at this time. pic.twitter.com/PHcA9R5EVy

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 27, 2022

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Thursday, January 27, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pittsburgh Pirates: New Regime More Aggressive in Prospect Promotions (Rum Bunter)

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Player to Watch at Each Level in 2022 (Rum Bunter)

Jim Leyland: ‘There’s no question Barry Bonds is a Hall of Famer’ (DK Pittsburgh Sports)

Callix Crabbe brings unique background, perspective to...

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Report: Marlins continue to have interest in Bryan Reynolds

The Marlins are looking to add to the offense and seem particularly keen on Reynolds. 

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Austin Bechtold

Hall of Fame election once again sparks controversy

Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

Ortiz in, Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out

It’s that time of year again.

The weather is cold, football season is coming to its end, basketball playoff races begin to heat up, but for one day the topic revolves around baseball.

No, it’s not the start of spring training, but a time of celebration turning into a magnification of yelling and disgrace.

It’s Major League Baseball Hall of Fame day of course, celebrating the game’s best to...

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Nathan J. Hursh

An update on the MLB Labor discussions

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Will the 2022 season start on time?

For the second straight day, MLB and the MLBPA met together to negotiate a new CBA. ESPN MLB Insider Jeff Passan gathered the details.

There is no deal today. There never was going to be a deal today.

The takeaway: A pre-arb bonus pool gets the best young players paid more. Players wanted it, and it's a good thing for them. Players are laughing at the $10M offer. It's far too low. Negotiations will change that.

— Jeff Passan...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 26, 2022

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Promoting From Double-A to the Majors (Pirates Prospects)

Pittsburgh Pirates: Team can Benefit from an Automated Strike Zone (Rum Bunter)

Looking Ahead at the Pirates’ 2022 System: Indianapolis Indians (Pirates Prospects)

MLB News

Big Papi elected to Hall on 1st ballot (MLB.com)

Complete 2022...

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Jeremy_Brener

Former Pirate Barry Bonds strikes out on Hall of Fame induction

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The all-time leader in home runs will not be enshrined in Cooperstown.

Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Barry Bonds has missed out on being inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

In his 10th and final year of eligibility, Bonds received just 66% of the votes, just shy of the 75% necessary for induction.

Bonds began his career with the Buccos in 1986 and played in Pittsburgh until 1992, winning three NL East division titles from...

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TanyaAnderson

Announcement: A new commenting system is coming to Bucs Dugout

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Coming Thursday, comments will look different.

Hey everyone. I’m Tanya, and I oversee all of our baseball communities for SB Nation.

This Thursday will be a big day for our community: we’re moving our comments to a new platform, developed especially for SB Nation. All of our MLB communities will be moving to the new platform, and I’m excited about the change.

Some of you may already be familiar with this new platform as it rolled out to our NFL...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 25, 2022

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Tuesday, January 25, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Hung-Leng Chang signing furthers another crucial effort for Pirates (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Bucs emerging as leaders in Asian market (MLB.com)

MLB News

Balkovec shattering baseball’s barriers (MLB.com)

Hall call: Find out Tuesday on MLB Network (MLB.com)

Showalter, Eppler on ‘22 staff, preparation (MLB.com)

Best baseball...

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Robert Kelley

A closer look at Connor Scott

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Cherington snagged Scott in the Jacob Stallings deal. What’s his future look like for the Buccos?

In a normal year, now would be the time to come out of baseball hibernation – if you ever went into it – and start thinking about the upcoming season. After all, in less than a month, pitchers and catchers would start filtering into their respective camps in Florida or Arizona, and the position players wouldn’t be far behind.

As we all know,...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 24, 2022

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Monday, January 24, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

‘A no-brainer for me’: Former Rays pitching guru Dewey Robinson on joining the Pirates and much more ?(Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Taking a closer look at the Pirates’ ‘creative’ approach to coaching differently in the minor leagues (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB News

Bartolo’s son takes up pitching, ‘likes to...

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Austin Bechtold

Pirates 2021 Top Moments: Oneil Cruz debut provides hope

Oneil Cruz is the spark the Pirates need to move the rebuilt along | Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images

Oneil Cruz collected a home run and three RBI in two MLB games

Hope can be described as a desire for something to happen and a truthful belief and trust something will result in what’s ultimately desired.

It can tear at your heart strings and become a roller coaster of emotions creating doubt and suspense.

Debuting on October 2, 2021, Oneil Cruz provided the first significant sign of...

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Jake Slebodnick

Pirates 2021 Top Moments: Pittsburgh celebrates first ‘Roansy Day’

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

And more will come in 2022.

The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates will not go down in the record books as one of the most recognizable and memorable teams in franchise history, more likely the opposite, but still delivered numerous significant moments.

Every season is unique in its own way and shines a few positive lights into even a dark year for players and organizations.

Before the 2022 season begins and a new CBA agreement is reached, Bucs Dugout looks back on the...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 21, 2022

Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Friday, January 21, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pittsburgh Pirates Will Have Increased Power Potential This Season (Rum Bunter)

Baseball Prospectus includes 5 Pirates in its Top 101 rankings, including 4 in top 40 (TribLIVE)

Taking a closer look at the Pirates’ ‘creative’ approach to coaching differently in the minor leagues (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

MLB News

Which...

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Jake Slebodnick

Pirates 2021 Top Moments: Max Kranick’s perfect debut

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

One of many notable debuts in 2021.

The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates will not go down in the record books as one of the most recognizable and memorable teams in franchise history, more likely the opposite, but still delivered numerous significant moments.

Every season is unique in its own way and shines a few positive lights into even a dark year for players and organizations.

Before the 2022 season begins and a new CBA agreement is reached, Bucs Dugout looks...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 20, 2022

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pittsburgh Pirates land 6 in Baseball America’s 2022 Top 100 List (Rum Bunter)

Pirates tie for MLB lead with six prospects on Baseball America top 100 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pirates ‘thrilled’ with recent progress they’ve enjoyed on international market (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

With 6 players ranked in Baseball...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates 2021 Top Moments: Stallings’s walk-off grand slam vs. Mets

A happy Cheetah. | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Mets were up 6-0 most of the game, which made this sweeter.

The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates will not go down in the record books as one of the most recognizable and memorable teams in franchise history, more likely the opposite, but still delivered numerous significant moments.

Every season is unique in its own way and shines a few positive lights into even a dark year for players and organizations.

Before the 2022 season begins and a...

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Darren Yuvan

Full list of Pirates International Day signings

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucs picked up 19 total prospects.

The Pittsburgh Pirates hit it big on International Day by snagging outfielder Tony Blanco Jr. and shortstop Yordany De Los Santos, who were both considered top prospects by MLB Pipeline. Jake breaks down both of those signings here.

The Buccos have since added to that group, most notably with right-handed pitcher Hung-Leng Chang from Chinese Taipai, but that’s far from the final tally on total signings for the...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: January 19, 2022

Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Wednesday, January 19, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pittsburgh Pirates: Barry Bonds Off to a Great Start in HOF Voting (Rum Bunter)

Williams: Waves Crashing Into the Pittsburgh Shores (Pirates Prospects)

Pirates sign 19 international prospects, including Taiwanese right-handed pitcher (TribLIVE)

Pirates land 2 of top 12 int’l prospects (MLB.com)

MLB News

Which baseball...

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Nathan J. Hursh

Pirates 2021 Top Moments: Two Pirates are Selected to the All-Star Game

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Believe it or not, the Pirates had two starters in this game.

The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates will not go down in the record books as one of the most recognizable and memorable teams in franchise history, more likely the opposite, but still delivered numerous significant moments.

Every season is unique in its own way and shines a few positive lights into even a dark year for players and organizations.

Before the 2022 season begins and a new CBA agreement...

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