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2017 Schedule
75-87, 4th in NL Cent
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Pirates GM explains how tough it was to deal McCutchen (1:32)
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Former MVP McCutchen traded to Giants (1:54)
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McCutchen, face of Pirates, shipped to Giants

Two days after sending ace Gerrit Cole to Houston, the Pirates took another definitive step in their rebuild Monday, trading former MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen to the Giants.

Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer 

Teams that have spoken with the Pirates have gotten the sense that GM Neal Huntington will be more receptive to trade offers for Andrew McCutchen now that Gerrit Cole has departed for Houston via trade. The Giants are among several clubs that have maintained a dialogue with Pittsburgh on McCutchen, who is a free agent at the end of the 2018 season.

Christina Kahrl MLB Staff Writer 

Getting Gerrit Cole from the Pirates is great news for the Astros at almost any price (with Joe Musgrove and Colin Moran the named pieces so far). If they can work with him to get similar results as they did with Justin Verlander, weep for the rest of the AL West for the next two years. Scratch one landing spot for Yu Darvish, and watch to see how soon Andrew McCutchen gets dealt from Pittsburgh as well.

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Astros land Pirates RHP Cole in 5-player deal

The Pirates have traded their top starting pitcher, Gerrit Cole, to the Astros in exchange for pitcher Joe Musgrove, third baseman Colin Moran, reliever Michael Feliz and outfielder Jason Martin.

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Pirates sign deal with Cole amid trade talk

The Pirates and top starting pitcher Gerrit Cole, who had been subject to trade talk in recent weeks, avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year deal worth $6.75 million on Friday.

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15dJerry Crasnick

18 for '18: Ranking this year's most interesting names in baseball

A Japanese sensation who landed in L.A. A Miami MVP shipped to the Bronx. A D.C. superstar on the cusp of free agency. All are among the players, managers, executives, agents and, um, commissioners, on our list of MLBers to watch in 2018.

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McCovey: Anti-steroid HOF letter shot at Bonds

Giants legend Willie McCovey said Barry Bonds deserves a spot in Cooperstown, adding that a letter circulated by fellow Hall of Famer Joe Morgan last month to voters is aimed at keeping the all-time home run leader out of the Hall.

Andrew Marchand ESPN Senior Writer 

The Yankees and Pirates are still in talks about starter Gerrit Cole, but a source with knowledge of the discussions says nothing is close right now. The Yankees are not expected to give up top prospect Gleyber Torres in any deal. Clint Frazier remains a possibility.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs66828th
Batting Average.24427th
On Base Percentage.31821st
Slugging Percentage.38629th
Earned Run Average4.2213th
Quality Starts69Tied-14th
WHIP1.3715th
BAA.26422nd