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Elliot Hicks
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Who Could the Pirates Give Up at the Trade Deadline?
It's the All Star break in Major League Baseball, and that means that the trade deadline is fast approaching. Moved to Monday August 1st this season to avoid a Sunday deadline, the Pirates' role at the deadline has changed drastically over the past few week...
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The 2016 Non-Roster Invitee Breakdown
Note: This article is something I've also written in each of the last two years, and while it's likely nobody really read it, it's been something I've been proud of. I've been working on this about since the new year started, so I hope whoever reads it enjo...
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Pirates acquire Jesse Biddle from Phillies
Been a while since I've posted, just have been working on various other things (such as my non roster invitee preview that should go live before pitchers and catchers report) but today brought an extremely interesting and honestly exciting trade. The Pirate...
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Summary From the First Two Days of Winter Meetings
Some various notes and rumors from the first two days of MLB's Winter Meetings in Nashville regarding the Bucs. The main talk of Monday for the Bucs was their interest in Texas first baseman  Mitch Moreland . Moreland has been a rumored Pirates target for t...
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Non-Tendered Players the Pirates Should Look Into (Part 1)
The non-tender deadline was last week, and it put quite a few interesting free agents into the market. Of course, the Pirates non-tendered Pedro Alvarez and Jaff Decker themselves. When it comes to the needs of the Pittsburgh Pirates, there are nine names I...
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Pirates acquire Allen Webster and Jake Goebbert
The Pirates made two separate moves this morning, acquiring right handed pitcher Allen Webster from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for cash considerations, and signing 1B/OF Jake Goebbert to a major league contract. Both players are on the 40 man rost...
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Thoughts on Pirates' free agents
The Pirates don't have many notable free agents heading into
the 2015 offseason. Even the minor league free agent crop isn't very exciting.
However, this almost makes things easier for the Pirates, as there's not a huge
risk of losing anyone really essentia...
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Welcome to The Shark Tank!
Hello everyone, my name is Elliot Hicks. I'm a junior in high school and an aspiring sports journalist (assuming nobody hires me to be their general manager.) Welcome to my blog, The Shark Tank. I started this blog as #BUCN back in the winter of 2013, and r...
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Links: Pirates make MiLB trade
Pittsburgh Pirates trade RHP Bryton Trepagnier to Atlanta Braves for IF Edward Salcedo. This move does not affect the Pirates' 40-man roster. Minor deal on Thursday evening, dealing from our many low-level, limited upside pitchers, acquiring a former high r...
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Pirates acquire Arquimedes Caminero, another name to the bullpen competition.
Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Miami Marlins RHP Arquimedes Caminero for cash considerations.  The Pirates on Wednesday afternoon sent cash considerations to Miami for Caminero, a reliever with some fairly high upside that he hasn't reached. Caminero is one of ...
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