Links: Baseball America’s best farm system, plus Chris Dickerson

Sorry I've been away from the blog for so long; you don't want to read a list of excuses, so let's just say that I've got a lot on my plate right now and there just isn't much that's happened to the Pirates this winter, as we'll discuss below. Now that spring training is getting […]

Pirates bring Clint Barmes back for $2 million

Buster Olney is reporting today that the Pirates will bring Clint Barmes back for $2 million in 2014:  Clint Barmes's contract with Pittsburgh: 1-year deal for $2 million. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN)

Charlie Morton gets an extension

The Pirates made some news at the winter meetings today by signing Charlie Morton to a three-year contract extension with an option for a fourth year. According to Jeff Passan, who first reported the deal, it's worth $4 million in 2014 and $8 million a year in 2015 and 2016. The option is a team […]

The winter meetings thus far

After emerging from my grading cocoon late yesterday afternoon, I was going to sit down and write up a post about everything that transpired from the Pirates' perspective on Tuesday of this year's winter meetings. The thing is, not much has happened yet.  On Wednesday morning, we stand pretty much in the same place that […]

Winter meeting rumors: Logan Morrison and Clint Barmes

This isn't exactly new news, but Fox's Jon Morosi confirmed today that the Pirates are possibly interested in trading for Logan Morrison, as well as continuing to be interested in Adam Lind:  Pirates discussing multiple trade options for first base vacancy, including Adam Lind and Logan Morrison, sources say.

A brief winter meeting preview

Baseball's winter meetings kick off in Orlando todayish, depending on when all of the GMs make it to Orlando after what was presumably a terrible travel day yesterday. The Pirates have made a couple of small trades but done little else this winter. I suspect that that will end this week. We know that the […]

Passan: Pirates interested in David Price

Jeff Passan just filed a column for Yahoo! saying that the Rays are expected to seriously look at trading David Price at next week's winter meetings, and that the Pirates are one of the teams interested in trading for him. This is one of those reports that I think come with a lot of caveats, […]

Minor leaguer Evan Chambers passes away at 24

This afternoon, news came out via Twitter that Pirate prospect Evan Chambers died over the weekend at the age of 24. The club released a brief statement about it Monday night, saying that Chambers died in his sleep over the weekend and that they will work with the Chambers family to find a charity in […]