The way free agency is going, the rush to sign early-bird contract extensions could become the norm. But at what cost?
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These under-the-radar players could open some eyes during spring training and make some noise in the majors before the year is out.
You don't have to be a betting man to wonder whether teams like the Rays might make some noise in the standings again.
Country music legend Garth Brooks is participating in spring training with the Pittsburgh Pirates, reporting Monday with the pitchers and catchers.
From big names with something to prove to young stars to get to know, here's what you'll want to keep an eye on during spring training.
Melky Cabrera has agreed to a minor league deal with the Pirates.
The Reds boast top-tier talent and the Pirates have several prospects on the way, while the Cubs, Cardinals and Brewers are all reloading their systems.
Utility infielder Nick Franklin has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates and will attend big league spring training.
We're still waiting for this winter's big free agents to sign, but that didn't stop us from predicting which uniforms they'll be wearing in the Midsummer Classic. Who else makes our star-studded squads?
Everybody loves to be ahead of the curve in identifying the next up-and-coming stars. Here are some names to put on your watch list.
Veteran left-hander Francisco Liriano has agreed to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, the team announced on Monday.
The Padres have top prospect Fernando Tatis Jr., but how much young talent is behind him? And how does your team's prospect pool rate?
Bob Friend, the former Pirates right-hander who holds the franchise record for innings pitched (3,481), games started (477) and strikeouts (1,682), died Sunday at 88.
Vlad Jr. is the headlining act, but he's far from the only rising star to watch in the majors this season.
From washed-up stars to guys who've never lived up to their paychecks and one slugger who is out of baseball, we examine MLB's biggest money mistakes.
Spring training is almost here. Check out reporting dates for teams in Florida and Arizona, including the defending champion Red Sox.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed reliever Brandon Maurer and outfielder J.B. Shuck to minor league contracts that include invitations to big league camp when spring training begins next month.
With baseball enjoying a surge in young talent, we look at which up-and-comers should be part of the next wave.
The 2019 ballots showed small gains for both, but it's what those who didn't vote for them tell us that says their day in Cooperstown is unlikely to come.
Like his longtime broadcasting cohort used to say, Marty Brennaman is rounding third and heading for home.
Former pitcher Steve Blass, 76, announced that 2019 would be his last year with the Pittsburgh Pirates, after spending the last 34 years as a color analyst.
The Pirates have reached one-year deals with outfielder Corey Dickerson ($8.5 million) and reliever Keone Kela ($3.175 million), avoided arbitration with both players.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren't the only big names still searching for the right fit. We examine who is available and their most likely landing spots.
Former Rangers manager Jeff Banister joined the Pirates as a special assistant in the baseball operations department on Sunday.
Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.