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  • Glasnow will refine, not rebuild, for 2018
    After a season that began and ended with disappointing stints in the Majors, there may not appear to be much that Tyler Glasnow can build off heading into next year. The good news? At least he doesn't have to rebuild.
  • Inbox: Time for Bucs to make a splash?
    Will the Pirates go after a top free agent or make a trade for a star player? Should the Bucs deal Ivan Nova? Beat reporter Adam Berry answers these questions in his Inbox.
  • Early offseason decisions loom for Bucs
    On the surface, the Pirates don't appear to have many moving pieces heading into the winter. They must make a few decisions, however, before free agency and trade rumors hit their peak during the Winter Meetings in early December.
  • Keller impresses in talented AFL duel
    Pirates right-hander Mitch Keller missed five weeks in May and June with a back strain, while Yankees righty Albert Abreu lost most of June and July to a shoulder strain. They're both in Arizona to make up for some lost innings, and they faced off on Tuesday in one of the marquee pitching matchups of the still-young Fall League season.
  • #AwardWorthy: Vote for Best Fan Catch
    Vote for a fellow Pirates supporter for Best Fan Catch in the 2017 Esurance MLB Awards, baseball's ultimate honors.
  • Hill's two-homer day powers Glendale
    The Glendale Desert Dogs finished the first week of the Fall League with a league-best 4-1 record. For Saturday's win against Mesa, the Desert Dogs have Pirates outfielder Logan Hill to thank. Hill hit a pair of homers, driving in all four Glendale runs en route to a 4-3 victory.
  • Inbox: Will Pirates pick up McCutchen's option?
    What's the story with Andrew McCutchen? Will the Pirates pick up his option? How to get more offensive punch from third base, catcher and right field? Pirates beat reporter Adam Berry answers these questions in his Inbox.
  • 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 MLBPipeline.com's Prospect Watch.
  • Bucs have Cutch, Kang questions to answer
    Coming off their second straight losing season, the Pirates have entered a pivotal offseason surrounded by uncertainty, facing many of the same questions as last winter.
  • Pirates aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico
    On Thursday, the Pirates' work in Puerto Rico began.
  • Keller stellar in first Fall League start
    The rivalry across the state of Pennsylvania between Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, in a variety of sports, is well documented. On Wednesday afternoon, prospects from the Pirates and Phillies worked in unison to give the Glendale Desert Dogs a 5-1 win against the visiting Peoria Javelinas.
  • Brault, Luplow named Prospects of the Year
    Steven Brault and Jordan Luplow took different paths, but both finished as MLBPipeline.com's Pirates Prospects of the Year.
  • Cutch earns NL Player of the Week honors
    Andrew McCutchen was selected as the National League Player of the Week for Sept. 25-Oct. 1 after a prolific stretch of production that included his first career grand slam.
  • Chance at reaching playoffs goes by wayside
    Only two years removed from a 98-win campaign, the Pirates took another step back this season. They had high hopes entering the year, believing they were capable of bouncing back and landing in the postseason after a down 2016.
  • China's Gong getting acclimated at instructs
    The award for most miles traveled to get to Pirates instructional league play goes to Hai-Cheng Gong. Gong was signed by the Pirates out of China in May. The 18-year-old right-handed pitcher just got to Florida right before instructs began and his work there is his first official time on the mound as a Pirate.
  • Huntington views McCutchen as center fielder
    If Andrew McCutchen is back with the Pirates next season, he will return to center field. General manager Neal Huntington declined to announce whether the Pirates will pick up McCutchen's $14.5 million option next month, but he revealed that the club has at least considered McCutchen to be part of their plans as they begin planning for 2018.
  • Bucs begin Puerto Rico disaster relief drive
    Francisco Cervelli was standing outside PNC Park on Monday evening when a fan approached him and asked for a picture. The woman had something in return, too: a donation she felt was a long time in the making. She was too young to have helped Roberto Clemente, she told Cervelli, but she could now help the Pirates as they seek to aid Clemente's homeland in a time of need.
  • 2018 MLB Draft order: Pirates to pick No. 10
    Both the San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers had designs on the postseason in 2017. For a variety of reasons, things didn't work out as planned. The consolation prize? Getting to pick at the top of the 2018 Draft.
  • Bucs erupt early, finish season on high note
    The Nationals and Pirates closed out the 2017 regular season with an 11-8 Pittsburgh victory on Sunday afternoon in Washington.
  • Utilityman Jaso leaning toward retirement
    Three years ago, John Jaso thought a series of concussions might end his baseball career before he was ready. On Sunday night, after an 11-8 win in the Pirates' season finale, Jaso said he was ready to call it a career on his terms.
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