The Pirates have signed left-handed reliever Felipe Rivero to a four-year contract that runs through the 2021 season. The deal includes club options for 2022 and 2023.
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Buster Olney talks to Jerry Crasnick (4:43) and Keith Law (16:01) about the Pirates moving Cole & McCutchen, the general inactivity of the offseason and more. Plus, a "Numbers Game" with Sarah Langs (40:08).
Upset by trades of starting pitcher Gerrit Cole and outfielder Andrew McCutchen, Pirates fans have started a petition on change.org asking Major League Baseball to force owner Bob Nutting to sell the team.
Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens are two of the greatest -- and most controversial -- stars MLB has ever seen. As the Cooperstown debate rages, which side voters land on tells us much more than just their stance on steroids.
In response to the Pirates' recent trades of stars Andrew McCutchen and Gerrit Cole, veteran infielder Josh Harrison said in a statement that "perhaps it would be better for all involved" if he also was traded.
San Francisco improved by adding the face of Pittsburgh's franchise while the Pirates again failed to get a marquee prospect for one of their stars.
The Bucs didn't bring a parade to Pittsburgh. Now without their franchise star, expect empty seats at PNC Park this summer -- and for years to come.
Trading for the final year of the former MVP's contract will provide San Francisco with power it lacks, but have the Giants really fixed all of their outfield problems?
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.
Landing Joe Musgrove and three other players might sound like a lot, but the package received says more about Gerrit Cole's fading performance.
Houston got Gerrit Cole without giving up top prospects, leaving Pittsburgh with a four-pack of players who will be challenged to sustain the Bucs' rebuild.
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.
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.
From top-flight starting rotations, bullpens and defenses to lineups that won't quit, there are only a handful of teams in it to win it in 2018.
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.
A dynamic group of newly minted stars has risen to center field's elite, but can anyone challenge baseball's best player in the Age of Trout?
The Cardinals landed a big Fish for their outfield, while other top performers -- including last year's No. 1 -- sunk.
The Astros' all-world infielder is the clear choice for No. 1. But beyond him, the competition gets fierce.
The pace of this offseason has been positively glacial. We examine the reasons so many free agents are still unsigned -- and make predictions for the coming thaw.
Big-ticket moves have been few and far between this offseason, but that hasn't stopped some clubs from helping their playoff chances, while others have fallen behind the pack.
The pinstriped flamethrower fell from our fab-five firemen, but the Bombers still managed to pack the list this year.
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.