The Pirates left the Winter Meetings on Thursday not ready to publicly answer a critical question: Is it time to reload or rebuild?
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When the Pirates arrived at the Winter Meetings on Sunday night, it was unclear whether they did so as buyers, sellers or something in between. As they hurried home Thursday morning, their status is still up in the air.
The Pirates added a pair of high-upside right-handers on the final day of the Winter Meetings, selecting reliever Jordan Milbrath and acquiring rehabbing reliever Nick Burdi shortly after the Rule 5 Draft ended.
Ask Clint Hurdle how the Pirates can improve offensively next season, and he won't mention a power-hitting free agent or trade target.
The Bucs may address their need for a fourth outfielder this offseason, Neal Huntington said on Tuesday, but only if they find a clear upgrade over their existing options.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle met with the media on Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
The Yankees are interested in acquiring Gerrit Cole, MLB Network insider Jon Heyman reported Monday, the first day of the Winter Meetings. That doesn't necessarily mean a trade is imminent, or even that one will take place this offseason, but the Pirates will listen to offers for their Opening Day starter.
Now, perhaps, the Pirates' offseason plans will come into sharper focus.
For all his career accomplishments, the Cobra is not heading to Cooperstown.
With the Winter Meetings drawing near, the buzz at PiratesFest on Saturday at PNC Park was less about what the Pirates should bring in and more about who they shouldn't move out. Namely, Andrew McCutchen.
Pirates closer Felipe Rivero says he lets his sister, Priscilla, handle most of his offseason business. She could be busy next week.
As they often remind us, the Pirates will never set out to "win the winter." Their budget prohibits splashy free-agent signings, and they rarely find themselves in the middle of blockbuster trades in the offseason.
New Era unveiled the new PROLIGHT 59FIFTY that players will be wearing this spring, a fitted cap featuring a new featherweight polyester material that is the lightest on-field fabric in MLB history.
Two months into the Pirates' offseason, general manager Neal Huntington has developed a go-to answer for all questions regarding the future of Andrew McCutchen.
The Pirates announced a pair of Minor League free agent deals on Thursday, officially agreeing to sign outfielder Todd Cunningham and right-hander Richard Rodriguez.
Are the Pirates buyers or sellers? Is this the time for one last push around Andrew McCutchen, or is it the start of a rebuilding process? Some clarity may come next week at the annual Winter Meetings.
A handful of Pirates kicked off the club's annual CARE-a-van on Wednesday by going back to their roots in Altoona, home of the Bucs' Double-A club, and getting in touch with their inner child at Highmark SportsWorks at the Carnegie Science Center.
Two years ago, the Pirates employed the Majors' most effective bullpen. The group, led by Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and Jared Hughes, quietly posted a 2.67 ERA, the best in the big leagues in 2015.
What is going on this offseason? It's December and it seems like nothing has happened. Are the Pirates just waiting to see what everyone else does? -- Bill K., Pittsburgh
For the first time in three years, the top spot on MLBPipeline.com's early Draft Top 50 list is not topped by a high school pitcher. It should come as no surprise that the top guy is still a pitcher, and one from the 2017 College World Series champion Florida Gators. Right-hander Brady Singer, who helped pitch them to that title as a sophomore, is the clear choice as the best overall talent in the 2018 Draft class.
As expected, the Pirates tendered 2018 contracts to all four of their arbitration-eligible players -- Gerrit Cole, George Kontos, Jordy Mercer and Felipe Rivero -- prior to Friday's deadline.
The Pirates created two new positions in their front office and named Justin Meccage their assistant pitching coach as part of a series of moves within their baseball operations announced Friday by general manager Neal Huntington.
Cutch's son's name is Pittsburgh-appropriate
Victory Field is ready for the holidays
Beat reporter Adam Berry answers fans' questions in a new edition of the Pirates Inbox.
There is absolutely a Hall of Fame case to be made for Dave Parker, even with the trouble he had in the middle of his career. But with Parker, so much is thinking about how amazing the young Cobra was and what might have been.
The Pirates open their Spring Training schedule on Feb. 23 against the Rays in Port Charlotte, Fla., with their home debut set for Feb. 24 vs. the Yankees at LECOM Park in Bradenton, Fla. The Bucs' 33-game slate in Florida ends March 27 on the road against the Phillies.
Continuing their search for left-handed relief options, the Pirates on Monday claimed Sam Moll off waivers from the A's.
Baseball in 2004, when Eli Manning last missed a game
As their planes descended into San Juan, they witnessed the devastation. The island Mike Gonzalez loves was littered with debris, its people without power and water. Frank Coonelly saw entire towns leveled. Joey Cora struggled to see Puerto Rico, his home, "so destroyed" by Hurricane Maria.