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The Pittsburgh Pirates are making a move toward the top of the National League Central and have the luxury of facing an opponent moving swiftly in the opposite direction.
We're about a week or so away from the MLB non-waiver trade deadline, and Pirates faithful are probably wondering what they always wonder this time of year: "Will the team go all in?" All in, for the purposes of this article and this season--adjusting for the team's perceived needs--would be a pitcher the caliber of a David Price .
The Pirates dislike the 2015 player option on A.J. Burnett's contract, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports .
On the final two nights of a very successful homestand, there was a mighty strange development at PNC Park, one that provided an answer to people trying to figure out how the Pirates have managed to post the National League's best record for two months.
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Jul 22, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker celebrates in the dugout after scoring a run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the eighth inning at PNC Park.
Soria had previously been connected to the Pirates, but I'm not sure it was ever likely that they would get someone like Soria or Huston Street.
Baseball star Mel Ingram, an Aberdeen standout who went on to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates, is shown with the Aberdeen Black Cats in 1925.
RBI machine Justin Morneau went on the disabled list Monday with a neck strain. Four-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki joined him there Tuesday with a hip flexor strain.
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, left, blows a bubble next to A.J. Ellis as they stand in the dugout during the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Francisco Liriano pitched seven innings, and the Pirates' offense, led by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, got to the Dodgers early as the Bucs won 6-1 on Wednesday.
Ryu Hyun-jin of the Los Angeles Dodgers started the second half of the season on a positive note and earned his 11th season win.
The Pirates failed to get a pick in this year's Competitive Balance Lottery despite getting two shots at one.
The Pirates are scouting the Diamondbacks' bullpen, Jon Morosi tweets . It's unclear who exactly the Pirates are watching, but Morosi mentions Oliver Perez.
There could be plenty of trades in August again this year, Ben Nicholson-Smith writes .
Clint Hurdle watched rookie Gregory Polanco scuffle for the better part of two weeks before giving the talented but raw right fielder a needed night off on Monday.
Updated: Fri Jul 25, 2014 07:20 am
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