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  • What's left for Bucs to achieve this offseason?
    The Pirates addressed a couple of glaring needs before setting up shop this week at the Winter Meetings, and their offseason work continued at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. There is still work to be done in the two months before Spring Training begins.
  • Hurdle sees '19 Bucs to have untapped potential
    Manager Clint Hurdle believes there's untapped potential everywhere on the Pirates' roster, which is why he thinks Pittsburgh can contend in the loaded National League Central next season.
  • Young Bucs duo eyes SS with Mercer to Tigers
    For the first time since 2013, the Pirates' Opening Day shortstop will be someone other than Jordy Mercer. General manager Neal Huntington is still looking for an upgrade as the Winter Meetings draw to a close, but he and manager Clint Hurdle continue to speak highly of recently acquired infielder Erik Gonzalez and rookie Kevin Newman.
  • Bucs trade Nova to White Sox, pick up Lyles
    The Pirates opened a spot in their starting rotation and unloaded one of their largest salaries on Tuesday by trading veteran right-hander Ivan Nova to the White Sox. They also added to their pitching staff by agreeing to a deal with free-agent right-hander Jordan Lyles.
  • Pirates exploring the use of an opener in '19
    Shortly after completing the trade that sent right-hander Ivan Nova to the White Sox, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington acknowledged that Pittsburgh has discussed the possibility of filling his rotation spot with an "opener" and an innings-eating "follower," a strategy that turned out to be surprisingly successful for the Rays last season.
  • Bucs listening, but expect to hold on to Cervelli
    The Pirates almost always listen to offers for players nearing free agency, so it comes as no surprise that they are at least willing to consider trading someone as important to their team as catcher Francisco Cervelli.
  • Why Huntington turned down Giants' big offer
    The Giants reached out to Bucs general manager Neal Huntington earlier this offseason and expressed interest in making him their new president of baseball operations, but Huntington turned down the opportunity to pursue that job. Why not take it?
  • Pirates' Top 30 Prospects list
    Who do the Pirates have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for Pittsburgh's Top 30 Prospects on MLB Pipeline's Prospect Watch.
  • Every team's current franchise icon
    Today, we look at the franchise icons for each team -- the guy who, if he were traded, would break the hearts of the local fans. Some of them, to be fair, stretch the definition of "icon"; you'll notice that more frequently with clubs that are in the midst of a rebuild.
  • Tucker, Craig make AFL's Top Prospects team
    The Arizona Fall League announced its 2018 Top Prospects team on Monday morning.
  • Did Bucs already make biggest moves for '19?
    The Pirates will continue to explore the market for upgrades, particularly in the infield and bullpen. But it's more likely that they've already made their biggest additions for next season -- not Jung Ho Kang or Lonnie Chisenhall, but Chris Archer and Keone Kela.
  • Inbox: Is shortstop really a need for Pirates?
    Is it really that important for the Buccos to get a shortstop this offseason? Beat reporter Adam Berry fields this question and more from fans in his latest Inbox.
  • Each team's best 1st-rounder of the past decade
    The release of the 2019 Draft Top 50 list had the MLB Pipeline staff thinking about Drafts in years past. Teams always want to get that first pick right and there have been some real home runs hit in the first round.
  • Bucs banking on power resurgence for Bell
    A year after launching 26 homers with 90 RBIs, Josh Bell went deep only 12 times with 62 RBIs in 2018. The Pirates a counting on the 26-year-old's power bat returning next year.
  • Here are MLB's 10 best starting rotations
    The Nationals now have one of the best rotations in baseball, and considering the combined $525 million they're paying Patrick Corbin, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, well, they better. But how do they rank among baseball's best rotations?
  • These are the top 50 prospects for the '19 Draft
    The crop of talent for the 2019 Draft appears to be one of the most imbalanced in recent memory. Quality position prospects abound all over the diamond, while question marks surround the best pitchers available.
  • Which division is the most interesting right now?
    The Hot Stove is on high in the NL East, which now has four teams that clearly aim to compete for a postseason berth in 2019 (sorry, Marlins fans). That puts it atop this list of the most interesting divisions, which takes into account offseason activity and likely competitiveness next season.
  • Musgrove, Brault tailgate at Steelers game
    Musgrove and Brault tailgate Steelers game
  • Bucs tender Dickerson, Kela; Feliz avoids arb
    The Pirates tendered contracts to left fielder Corey Dickerson and setup man Keone Kela on Friday, as expected, and avoided arbitration with reliever Michael Feliz by agreeing to terms on a one-year deal for next season.
  • Ramos is the player to be named in A's trade
    The Pirates on Saturday announced Minor League right-hander Wilkin Ramos as the player to be named from the Nov. 20 trade that sent righty Tanner Anderson to the A's.
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