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Trevor Williams

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  • @Pirates • 53m

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Jared Oliva Continues to Hit in AFL

    This year in the Arizona fall league the Pittsburgh Pirates have six prospects participating. They are playing for the Peoria Javalinas and have really done a good job so far. The team has hitting prospects Jared Oliva, Jason Delay, and Oneil Cruz. On the pitching side of things, the Pittsburgh Pirates are represented by Nick Mears, Blake Cederlind, and Cody Ponce.

    The best prospect for the Pittsburgh pirates has been outfielder Jared Oliva. Oliva has been hitting the cover off the ball, which is something that he also did when he played for the Arizona Wildcats before being drafted by the Pirates.

    This year in the Arizona fall league the Pittsburgh Pirates have six prospects participating. They are playing for the Peoria Javalinas and have really done a good job so far. The team has hitting prospects Jared Oliva, Jason Delay, and Oneil Cruz. On the pitching side of things, the Pittsburgh Pirates are represented by Nick Mears, Blake Cederlind, and Cody Ponce.

    The best prospect for the Pittsburgh pirates has been outfielder Jared Oliva. Oliva has been hitting the cover off the ball, which is something that he also did when he played for the Arizona Wildcats before being drafted by the Pirates.

  • @Pirates • 3h

    Bucs Dugout: Pirates Playoff Projections: Josh Bell

    With the Pittsbrugh Pirates offseason firmly upon us, I figured it might a good time to start a weekly series for myself to start plugging away on through the Fall and on into the Winter.

    If you read my intro to the Bucs Dugout site back in July, you'll remember that I'm a big fantasy baseball fan, which makes me a bit of a numbers/projections guy at times. I still use the eye test plenty to help me find players I like, and there's nothing quite like enjoying a Pirates baseball game with the emotional interest of a lifelong fan, but I love the statisical, fantasy side of the game as well.

    With the Pittsbrugh Pirates offseason firmly upon us, I figured it might a good time to start a weekly series for myself to start plugging away on through the Fall and on into the Winter.

    If you read my intro to the Bucs Dugout site back in July, you'll remember that I'm a big fantasy baseball fan, which makes me a bit of a numbers/projections guy at times. I still use the eye test plenty to help me find players I like, and there's nothing quite like enjoying a Pirates baseball game with the emotional interest of a lifelong fan, but I love the statisical, fantasy side of the game as well.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    ESPN.com: Tom Brady upset Netflix cameo viewed as attack on Patriots owner Robert Kraft

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady explained his cameo appearance in the new Netflix comedy series "Living With Yourself," expressing disgust Saturday with those who thought he was taking a shot at owner Robert Kraft.

    The show stars actor Paul Rudd, who plays a depressed character that undergoes a spa treatment promising to make him a better person. In doing so, Rudd's character learns that he has been replaced by a new version of himself. The show switches back and forth between the new and old version of Rudd's character.

    In Brady's cameo, he is seen walking out of the "Top Happy Spa," which is located inside a strip mall.

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady explained his cameo appearance in the new Netflix comedy series "Living With Yourself," expressing disgust Saturday with those who thought he was taking a shot at owner Robert Kraft.

    The show stars actor Paul Rudd, who plays a depressed character that undergoes a spa treatment promising to make him a better person. In doing so, Rudd's character learns that he has been replaced by a new version of himself. The show switches back and forth between the new and old version of Rudd's character.

    In Brady's cameo, he is seen walking out of the "Top Happy Spa," which is located inside a strip mall.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    Fansided: Report: Pittsburgh Pirates To Interview Stubby Clapp

    It seems that with each day there is more news about the Pittsburgh Pirates search for a new manager. Minnesota Twins' bench coach Derek Shelton, Pirate FO assistant Jeff Bannister, Oakland A's quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Arizona Diamondbacks' vice president of player development Mike Bell, and A's bench coach Ryan Christenson have all been tied to the job.

    Shelton has already interviewed for the position, and could be emerging as the favorite. Christenson is expected to interview this week. Now, we know of another interview that will occur.

    It seems that with each day there is more news about the Pittsburgh Pirates search for a new manager. Minnesota Twins' bench coach Derek Shelton, Pirate FO assistant Jeff Bannister, Oakland A's quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Arizona Diamondbacks' vice president of player development Mike Bell, and A's bench coach Ryan Christenson have all been tied to the job.

    Shelton has already interviewed for the position, and could be emerging as the favorite. Christenson is expected to interview this week. Now, we know of another interview that will occur.

  • @Pirates • 2d

    Bucs Dugout: FanPulse Survey: Best World Series matchup, worst fans

    In SB Nation's latest FanPulse survey, we first asked readers what they think will be the best World Series matchup. There was a large constituency of voters who preferred one option, which we may very well get depending on how the next couple of days pan out.

    While the St. Louis Cardinals have already been eliminated (thank god!), they were the closest matchup choice to our clear winner.

    Below are the final results of the first pole.

    What do you think Bucs Dugout readers?

    In SB Nation's latest FanPulse survey, we first asked readers what they think will be the best World Series matchup. There was a large constituency of voters who preferred one option, which we may very well get depending on how the next couple of days pan out.

    While the St. Louis Cardinals have already been eliminated (thank god!), they were the closest matchup choice to our clear winner.

    Below are the final results of the first pole.

    What do you think Bucs Dugout readers?

  • @Pirates • 3d

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Managerial Search: Derek Shelton Emerging As The Top Contender?

    For 18 days the Pittsburgh Pirates have been a MLB team without a manager. This is a result of firing Clint Hurdle after he spent nine years at the helm for the Pirates. However, a favorite could be emerging in the search for the Pirates' new manager.

    In the past two weeks multiple names have been connected to the Pirates. Long time Pirate coach Jeff Bannister, Oakland A's bench coach Ryan Christenson, A's quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton, and former Pirate catcher and current Kansas City Royals front office assistant Jason Kendall have all been connected to the job.

    For 18 days the Pittsburgh Pirates have been a MLB team without a manager. This is a result of firing Clint Hurdle after he spent nine years at the helm for the Pirates. However, a favorite could be emerging in the search for the Pirates' new manager.

    In the past two weeks multiple names have been connected to the Pirates. Long time Pirate coach Jeff Bannister, Oakland A's bench coach Ryan Christenson, A's quality control coach Mark Kotsay, Minnesota Twins bench coach Derek Shelton, and former Pirate catcher and current Kansas City Royals front office assistant Jason Kendall have all been connected to the job.

  • @Pirates • 3d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Examining early candidates for next manager

    Some of the dust has settled since the Pirates fired Clint Hurdle at the end of the 2019 regular season, and potential replacements have emerged.

    While this list could obviously expand and not everyone the front office wants to interview will reciprocate their interest (see: Sam Fuld), this is the first batch of serious candidates to be the next field manager:

    JEFF BANISTER
    Special assistant, baseball operations, Pirates

    Banister, 55, has a long history with the Pirates. He played his only major league game with the team in 1991 and served as a manager in their farm system from 1994-1998.

    Some of the dust has settled since the Pirates fired Clint Hurdle at the end of the 2019 regular season, and potential replacements have emerged.

    While this list could obviously expand and not everyone the front office wants to interview will reciprocate their interest (see: Sam Fuld), this is the first batch of serious candidates to be the next field manager:

    JEFF BANISTER
    Special assistant, baseball operations, Pirates

    Banister, 55, has a long history with the Pirates. He played his only major league game with the team in 1991 and served as a manager in their farm system from 1994-1998.

  • @Pirates • 3d

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates: Mayor Peduto Offers to Help

    One thing that has remained the same with the Pittsburgh Pirates since Neal Huntington took over is that the franchise continues to be in the bottom of the league in payroll. The Bucs payroll in recent years has been even more abysmal. This past season they had a payroll of $72 million, ranking second to last in the league. The previous season was not much better, the team ranked as the fourth lowest payroll.

    Even during the team's winning years, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting never spent that additional money to take that next step. Yes, they made moves, but none that really inspired confidence for a World Series run.

    One thing that has remained the same with the Pittsburgh Pirates since Neal Huntington took over is that the franchise continues to be in the bottom of the league in payroll. The Bucs payroll in recent years has been even more abysmal. This past season they had a payroll of $72 million, ranking second to last in the league. The previous season was not much better, the team ranked as the fourth lowest payroll.

    Even during the team's winning years, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Bob Nutting never spent that additional money to take that next step. Yes, they made moves, but none that really inspired confidence for a World Series run.

  • @Pirates • 3d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Stats: Which Pirates have the most budget-friendly salaries?

    Which Pirates players proved to be the biggest bargains in 2019 -- and which didn't come close to earning their paycheck?

    FanGraphs' Dollars stat offers a clue. Dollars compares a player's actual salary to the value that he generated in terms of Wins Above Replacement (WAR). WAR measures a player's hitting, fielding and baserunning value compared to that of a Quad-A-type player. One win above replacement costs about $8 million on the free-agent market, per FanGraphs' calculations. So, a one WAR player would have a Dollars value of $8 million.

    The Pirates' biggest bargains included quality pre-arbitration players like Bryan Reynolds ($25.

    Which Pirates players proved to be the biggest bargains in 2019 -- and which didn't come close to earning their paycheck?

    FanGraphs' Dollars stat offers a clue. Dollars compares a player's actual salary to the value that he generated in terms of Wins Above Replacement (WAR). WAR measures a player's hitting, fielding and baserunning value compared to that of a Quad-A-type player. One win above replacement costs about $8 million on the free-agent market, per FanGraphs' calculations. So, a one WAR player would have a Dollars value of $8 million.

    The Pirates' biggest bargains included quality pre-arbitration players like Bryan Reynolds ($25.

  • @Pirates • 3d

    Bucs Dugout: Jackie Hernandez, former Pirates SS and 1971 World Series champion passes away.

    In 1971, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jackie Hernandez fielded a ground ball and fired it to first base for the final out of a 2-1 World Series-clinching victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

    This was a red-letter day in the history of baseball integration as the final game of the '71 series featured, for the first time, only African-american and latino players in the starting lineups.

    Hernandez passed on Saturday, October 12th in Miami, FL at the age of 79.

    A native of Central Tinguaro, Cuba, Hernandez played shortstop for the Pirates from 1971-73. He was a career .

    In 1971, Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jackie Hernandez fielded a ground ball and fired it to first base for the final out of a 2-1 World Series-clinching victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

    This was a red-letter day in the history of baseball integration as the final game of the '71 series featured, for the first time, only African-american and latino players in the starting lineups.

    Hernandez passed on Saturday, October 12th in Miami, FL at the age of 79.

    A native of Central Tinguaro, Cuba, Hernandez played shortstop for the Pirates from 1971-73. He was a career .

  • @Pirates • 4d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Mayor would 'work to find investors' if Nutting would sell

    Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) Wednesday that he would help Pirate chairman and owner Robert Nutting find investors if he was interested in selling the team.

    In the r/politics thread, user Pechinburger asked if Peduto could "somehow help to wrest control of the Pirates away from Bob Nutting."

    Peduto responded: "He would have to want to sell the team. Forbes has listed the value at $1.2B. If he would be interested in selling, I would work to find the investors to meet his required amount.

    Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto said in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) Wednesday that he would help Pirate chairman and owner Robert Nutting find investors if he was interested in selling the team.

    In the r/politics thread, user Pechinburger asked if Peduto could "somehow help to wrest control of the Pirates away from Bob Nutting."

    Peduto responded: "He would have to want to sell the team. Forbes has listed the value at $1.2B. If he would be interested in selling, I would work to find the investors to meet his required amount.

  • @Pirates • 4d

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Idea: Starling Marte to the Padres

    The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is going under their biggest change since the 2010-2011 season. The team is looking to basically bring in an entire new coaching staff (maybe not hitting coaches) and will also try to reshape the roster for 2020 and the future.

    There could be moves made to get some more youth on the roster as the team looks to rebuild with a younger core. The Bucs are already on their way to doing that with breakout rookie campaigns from Kevin Newman and Bryan Reynolds to go along with Josh Bell becoming a middle of the lineup type bat.

    The Pittsburgh Pirates organization is going under their biggest change since the 2010-2011 season. The team is looking to basically bring in an entire new coaching staff (maybe not hitting coaches) and will also try to reshape the roster for 2020 and the future.

    There could be moves made to get some more youth on the roster as the team looks to rebuild with a younger core. The Bucs are already on their way to doing that with breakout rookie campaigns from Kevin Newman and Bryan Reynolds to go along with Josh Bell becoming a middle of the lineup type bat.

  • @Pirates • 5d

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects 2019 Season Rewind: Tahnaj Thomas

    Last November, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians. This trade included three MLB players being moved as outfielder Jordan Luplow and infielder Max Moroff wen to the Indians, while the Tribe sent utility man Erik Gonzalez to the Bucs.

    This trade also included a pair of young power arms coming to the Pirates. These pitchers were Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza. After a strong 2019 campaign, Thomas is beginning to emerge as one of the Pirates top pitching prospects.

    The 20-year-old Thomas grew up in the Bahamas playing shortstop.

    Last November, the Pittsburgh Pirates swung a five-player trade with the Cleveland Indians. This trade included three MLB players being moved as outfielder Jordan Luplow and infielder Max Moroff wen to the Indians, while the Tribe sent utility man Erik Gonzalez to the Bucs.

    This trade also included a pair of young power arms coming to the Pirates. These pitchers were Tahnaj Thomas and Dante Mendoza. After a strong 2019 campaign, Thomas is beginning to emerge as one of the Pirates top pitching prospects.

    The 20-year-old Thomas grew up in the Bahamas playing shortstop.

  • @Pirates • 5d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Pirates' local TV ratings inch up in 2019

    Even though the Pirates collapsed after the All-Star break and finished with their worst record since 2010, they still wound up with one of Major League Baseball's few increases in television ratings in 2019, according to Maury Brown of Forbes.

    AT&T SportsNet showed a 4% increase in Pirates game ratings last season, going from a 4.75 to 4.95. That was the eighth-best local rating in baseball, and the 4% increase was 11th-best. The actual number of watchers also slightly increased, from an average of 54,000 to 55,000. That was the 17th best across the league.

    Even though the Pirates collapsed after the All-Star break and finished with their worst record since 2010, they still wound up with one of Major League Baseball's few increases in television ratings in 2019, according to Maury Brown of Forbes.

    AT&T SportsNet showed a 4% increase in Pirates game ratings last season, going from a 4.75 to 4.95. That was the eighth-best local rating in baseball, and the 4% increase was 11th-best. The actual number of watchers also slightly increased, from an average of 54,000 to 55,000. That was the 17th best across the league.

  • @Pirates • 5d

    ESPN.com: Jay Gruden laments injuries, lack of 'total say' during Redskins tenure

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Former Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden sensed trouble for a couple weeks. And when he received a text late Sunday night asking him to come in early the next morning, he knew his job was in jeopardy.

    The Redskins fired Gruden around 5:30 Monday morning, naming Bill Callahan as the interim coach.

    "I thought it might happen last week after the Giants game," Gruden said, "based on reports and they never said, 'You're not getting fired,' so I assumed I was. I had a good staff there and hopefully they can make it work in the last 11 games and stick around.

    ASHBURN, Va. -- Former Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden sensed trouble for a couple weeks. And when he received a text late Sunday night asking him to come in early the next morning, he knew his job was in jeopardy.

    The Redskins fired Gruden around 5:30 Monday morning, naming Bill Callahan as the interim coach.

    "I thought it might happen last week after the Giants game," Gruden said, "based on reports and they never said, 'You're not getting fired,' so I assumed I was. I had a good staff there and hopefully they can make it work in the last 11 games and stick around.

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