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Pirates Sign Catcher Joe Hudson to a Minor League Deal

News
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that they have signed catcher Joe Hudson to a minor league deal with a Spring Training invite. We have agreed to terms on a minor league contract with catcher Joe Hudson, which includes an invitation to big league camp. — Pirates (@Pirates) January…

Williams: Quality, Quantity, and the Jameson Taillon Trade

Analysis
My first trip to Bradenton to cover Pirates Spring Training came over a two-day stretch in 2010. The only thing I remember about that trip is going back to my cheap motel room and writing up a story about how a high school pitcher somewhere else in the country had…

WTM: Thoughts on the Taillon Trade

Analysis
Fittingly, now that the minor leagues are being downsized, the Pirates are going to have enough prospects in the system to stock more teams.  However it goes, at least we’re seeing a discernible direction for the first time in years.  In fact, it’s one of the most focused approaches we’ve…

A Quick Payroll Update After the Jameson Taillon Trade

No Quarter, Payroll
Another week, another update on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ payroll after yet another trade of a notable player. This time around it’s for Jameson Taillon, whose trade doesn’t cause as drastic a drop in payroll as the last two previous iterations. Taillon was only set to make $2,250,000, so there’s not…

Pirates Designate Troy Stokes for Assignment, Taillon Deal is Official

News
With the Pittsburgh Pirates trading pitcher Jameson Taillon earlier today for a package of players, they needed to open up a roster spot to get two players on the 40-man roster.   Miguel Yajure and Roansy Contreras both needed to be placed on the 40-man roster following today’s trade with the…

Jameson Taillon Trade Rumors Get More Traction

News
We have heard whispers of the Pittsburgh Pirates possibly trading Jameson Taillon throughout the off-season, but this one is a bit stronger than a possible rumor, and the trades of Josh Bell and Joe Musgrove make it more likely to happen. Sources tell me and @adamdberry there are indications that…

Winter Leagues: Three Days of Action from Australia

No Quarter, Winter Leagues
In Australia on Wednesday, Bligh Madris went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his second home run of the winter. Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Bligh Madris goes opposite field for his second home run of the winter earlier today in Australia https://t.co/FCAo6ijprB — John Dreker (@JohnDreker) January 20, 2021 Robbie Glendinning went…
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