2/12/2016 | Tom Singer's sons pay loving tribute to dad
Malvina Singer is amazingly stoic, grieving the sudden loss of her husband of nearly 43 years, Tom, our 15-year colleague at MLB.com, at 67. It has been a whirlwind of shock for the family, fortunately a far-reaching, faithful, highly supportive and positive group.
2/12/2016 | Around the Horn: Bullpen
All offseason, general manager Neal Huntington held his ground: The Pirates don't have to trade closer Mark Melancon, he'd say, no matter what people think about his salary or the value of a one-inning reliever.
2/11/2016 | Bucs add two lefties on Minor League deals
The Pirates added two intriguing left-handers to their staff on Thursday, signing Cory Luebke and Eric O'Flaherty to Minor League contracts with invitations to big league Spring Training.
2/11/2016 | Pirates find new faces to complement core
For the most part, the core of the Pirates' 98-win team will be back in 2016. Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco in the outfield. Francisco Cervelli behind the plate. Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano in the rotation. Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and company in the bullpen.
2/11/2016 | ROOT SPORTS to broadcast 12 spring Bucs games
ROOT SPORTS will broadcast a network-record 12 Pirates games in March, the club announced Thursday.
2/10/2016 | Singer will be missed by many
Tom Singer was special. Unfortunately that is in the past tense. Life seems to come in reverse.
2/10/2016 | Beloved MLB.com reporter Tom Singer passes away
Tom Singer, among the first journalists hired at MLB.com, passed away suddenly on Monday at his residence in Scottsdale, Ariz.
2/10/2016 | 5 reasons you can't count out the Pirates
Quickly. Who are the two best teams in the National League? The three best? The four best? You better have mentioned the Pirates in there somewhere. They've earned it.
2/10/2016 | Spring's in the air as Truck Day arrives in Pittsburgh
Snow covered the field at PNC Park early Wednesday morning as winter weather finally settled in along the Allegheny River. But down the dugout stairs, in the tunnel underneath the stands, was one of the first signs of spring. Wednesday was "Truck Day" for the Pirates.
2/9/2016 | Harrison, Kang lead Bucs' comeback candidates
The Pirates have had a busy offseason, overhauling a quarter of their 40-man roster. They revamped the bottom of their rotation, swapped Pedro Alvarez for John Jaso at first base and continued to add depth to their bullpen.
2/8/2016 | Around the Horn: Solid 1-2 rotation punch
The Pirates are betting on their rotation's potential this year -- the potential for greatness from their top-of-the-rotation arms and prospects, and the bounceback potential of three other starters.
2/5/2016 | Around the Horn: 'Dream' outfield
This is about as simple as it gets. No new faces. No position battles. Just Andrew McCutchen flanked by Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco -- arguably the best outfield trio in the Majors
2/4/2016 | Inbox: Will Pirates add another lefty reliever?
Are the Pirates going to sign any more left-handed relievers to accompany Tony Watson in the bullpen? Beat reporter Adam Berry tackles this question and more in the latest Inbox.
2/3/2016 | Pirates acquire lefty Biddle from Phillies
The Pirates added a long-term reclamation project on Wednesday, acquiring former top pitching prospect Jesse Biddle from the Phillies for righty Yoervis Medina, who was recently outrighted. To make room for Biddle on the 40-man roster, the Pirates designated right-hander A.J. Schugel for assignment.
2/3/2016 | Around the Horn: Infielders
With Spring Training just around the corner, it's time for an in-depth look at the Pirates' 2016 roster. This is the third of a six-part series checking in on each position. After covering their catchers and first basemen, let's look at the rest of the infield.
2/2/2016 | South Africa adds Ngoepe to Classic roster
Gift Ngoepe hopes to proudly represent his home country of South Africa in the Majors soon. In the meantime, the Pirates' shortstop will continue to do so in the World Baseball Classic.
2/1/2016 | Huntington wants '08 Bay trade back
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington says 2008 Jason Bay trade at the Deadline yielded the worst outcome of any trade during his tenure.
2/1/2016 | Longtime exec Brooks starts MLB job