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Pirates Want A.J. Burnett to Return
October 23, 2013
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Pirates Want A.J. Burnett to Return

If pitcher A.J. Burnett decides he wants to return to the Pirates, they would welcome him back, team president Frank Coonelly said Tuesday “We’d like to have A.J. back,” Coonelly said after the Pittsburgh City Council honored the Pirates organization and named Oct. 22, 2013 ‘Pittsburgh Pirate Day.’ “Everybody has...

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Pirates 2014 Outlook: Keep On Winning
October 15, 2013
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Pirates 2014 Outlook: Keep On Winning

The Pirates built a winner in 2013. Maintaining that success is now the biggest challenge. A handful of players who helped the Pirates end a 20-year streak of losing seasons will likely play elsewhere in 2014 as the front office shifts from on-field strategy to off-field decisions. Before the end of the season, Pirates general...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Make the Playoffs
September 24, 2013
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Pittsburgh Pirates Make the Playoffs

Two doors and an equipment storage room separate the visitors’ clubhouse at Wrigley Field from the concourse, but the smell of champagne easily wafted through. The Pittsburgh Pirates already had secured their 2-1 win against the Chicago Cubs, courtesy of a ninth-inning home run by Starling Marte. Then they watched as Adam...

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Francisco Liriano Carves Up Padres
August 20, 2013
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Francisco Liriano Carves Up Padres

Francisco Liriano took another step toward proving that his dismantling at Coors Field two weeks ago was a fluke. He carved up the San Diego Padres with a devastating slider, forcing swing after swing at nothing but air, in the Pirates’ 3-1 win at Petco Park Monday night. The Pirates maintained their one-game lead over...

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Pirates Stand Still as Trade Deadline Passes
July 31, 2013
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Pirates Stand Still as Trade Deadline Passes

Owners of the best record in baseball, the Pirates stood pat at yesterday’s non-waiver trade deadline. The 4 p.m. deadline passed in relative quiet. The biggest names, Alfonso Soriano and Matt Garza, moved teams well before the deadline. The biggest move today involved starter Jake Peavy, who went from the Chicago White...

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