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  • Google Doodle pays homage to Clemente
    Friday's Google Doodle pays homage to Clemente
  • Pipeline names Bucs' Prospects of the Year
    Right-hander Mitch Keller took another step toward the Majors this season. Infielder Kevin Kramer got the call every young player dreams of. Both learned through adversity at the next level, and both could play a role next season after being named MLB Pipeline's Pirates Prospects of the Year.
  • Stargell's '79 HR among best playoff moments
    To kick off the first week of postseason play, this week we take a look at the greatest postseason moments of the division era. Even if your team isn't a postseason team, you can remember your great October moments … and if it is, you can dream of maybe having another one this month that's even better.
  • Here's what Pirates did in the AFL on Thursday
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Thursday.
  • Inbox: Will Bucs pursue a big bat this winter?
    What moves will the Pirates make this offseason? Beat reporter Adam Berry answers questions from fans in the latest Inbox.
  • Bucs instructs: Lolo, Ogle, Hinsz trending up
    Back in July 2015, the Pirates signed a small, speedy outfielder named Kevin Sanchez out of the Dominican Republic for $450,000. He was known as Lolo by the time fans in the United States got to see him in any fashion, and after a pedestrian debut in the Dominican Summer League in 2016, he started making it look like Lolo would be a household name in Pittsburgh eventually with a very strong U.S. debut in the Gulf Coast League a summer later.
  • Answers to key FAQs about Pirates' offseason
    Winter came early again for the Pirates, who wrapped up their 82-79 campaign on Sunday in Cincinnati. Now, general manager Neal Huntington and Pittsburgh's front office will start plotting a course for the offseason in an effort to get the Bucs back to the postseason for the first time since 2015. Here are a few key dates, deadlines and questions as the offseason begins.
  • 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.
  • 30 top prospects in the AFL -- 1 from each team
    Seven clubs are sending their No. 1 prospect to the Arizona Fall League this year, and each team is sending an impressive array of up-and-coming talent. Here is a list of the top prospect from each organization that fans can check out in AFL action next week.
  • Pirates hitting coaches won't return in 2019
    On Monday, the Pirates announced that hitting coach Jeff Branson and assistant hitting coach Jeff Livesey will not return next season after spending the last five years on Pittsburgh's Major League staff.
  • Relive the 'Cuuueto' WC Game 5 years later
    Relive the 'Cuuueto' WC Game 5 years later
  • J-Hay, Mercer reflect on bond and Bucs tenure
    After the Pirates' season ended on Sunday, Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer walked off the field the same way they progressed through the Minors, the same way they played this past month, the same way they helped change the culture in Pittsburgh: together.
  • 5 pressing questions as Pirates turn to 2019
    The Pirates ended the year on a high note, beating the Reds at Great American Ball Park to complete a 16-10 September and a winning season. They went 42-31 after July 8, when general manager Neal Huntington said their preseason "optimism has turned to realism." Here are five broad questions the Pirates must answer before they return to Great American Ball Park for Opening Day next March.
  • Bucs top Reds in extras to win final game of '18
    Pittsburgh rookie Pablo Reyes hit a flare to right field, hustled to third when the Reds booted the ball around and scored on a wild pitch by reliever Jackson Stephens to top Cincinnati in the final game of the regular season Sunday. Closer Felipe Vazquez, the Pirates' lone 2018 All-Star, finished the season with his 37th save. In a no-decision in his first start since Aug. 21, Reds starter Sal Romano pitched five innings and looked good as he allowed two earned runs and three hits with one walk and one strikeout. Romano mostly cruised through his first four innings as he retired 11 of 13 batters.
  • Craig hits first AFL homer
    Here's a team-by-team breakdown of how all 30 teams' prospects fared in Arizona Fall League action on Wednesday.
  • 2019 Draft order set: Bucs have No. 18 pick
    Unlike in 2017, when the race for the No. 1 overall pick in the next year's Draft came down to a walk-off homer on the final day of the season, there was no such drama this summer. The Orioles, whose 115 losses were the fourth-most in modern big league history, clinched the top choice in 2019 with nine games remaining.
  • Taillon heads into '19 with stingy streak intact
    Jameson Taillon didn't have to start Saturday's game. After he beat the Cubs on Monday at Wrigley Field, Pirates management gave him the option to call it a season. But Taillon decided he wasn't done. He wanted the ball again.
  • Moran carrying clout into '19 after Polanco tweak
    After Colin Moran struggled through the middle of the season, he realized he could utilize part of Gregory Polanco's plan. Toward the end of August, Moran also decided to step away from the plate. So perhaps it's no coincidence that he has hit .300/.373/.540 with three homers and five doubles in September, the kind of momentum he'd like to carry into 2019.
  • Big night at dish seals Bucs' winning record
    The Pirates' balanced offense -- all position players in the lineup had at least one hit -- guaranteed Pittsburgh's first winning record since 2015. Cincinnati starter Anthony DeSclafani allowed three runs over five innings, dropping his September ERA to 6.75. Elias Diaz and Colin Moran hit solo homers for the Pirates, and the Reds' offense was led by Eugenio Suarez's 33rd homer and Tucker Barnhart's five-hit night. Steven Brault picked up the win with 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
  • Kang returns ahead of uncertain offseason
    After nearly two years, Jung Ho Kang returned to the Pirates clubhouse on Friday afternoon. The Pirates promoted Kang for the final three games of the season, giving him a second chance before an uncertain offseason.
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