Bill Brink's Pirates chat transcript: 08.01.14

Pirates beat reporter Bill Brink answers your Pirates (non)trade questions.

about 22 hours ago

 Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jeff Locke throws during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Pirates give up 3 homers in loss to Diamondbacks

Arizona’s Andy Marte hit the tie-breaking homer for the Diamondbacks in what would become a 7-4 Pirates loss.

about 22 hours ago

 Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez dives for ball.

Ron Cook: Pirates' lack of moves at trading deadline no surprise

Shame on you if you expected the Pirates to make a major move Thursday before the non-waiver trade deadline. That’s just not their way.

about 22 hours ago

Bob Smizik: No-deal Neal!

Despite a multitude of needs, the Pirates apparently have not made a deal at the non-waiver trading deadline, which was 4 p.m. today.

1 day ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out at PNC Park in September 2013.

Pirates make no deals as trade deadline passes

Despite entering Thursday’s game two games out of first place in their division, the Pirates did not make a trade.

1 day ago

 The Pirates are one of several teams involved in talks with Boston about left-hander Jon Lester.

Gene Collier: Jon Lester lives in high-rent district

The Pirates would be responsible for a little more than $4 million for Lester, who immediately would become their best pitcher.

1 day ago

 Pirates general manager Neal Huntington makes a call as the team works out Sept. 30, 2013 at PNC Park.

Pirates yet to make move in trade market

Jon Lester likely remains Pirates’ top target, while controllable years and salaries dominate any talks.

1 day ago

Pirates claim right-hander Angel Sanchez off waivers

Sanchez, 24, has pitched for three different organizations this season, all at Class AA.

1 day ago

 Josh Harrison hits a two run home run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning Wednesday at AT&T Park.

Pirates notebook: Harrison keeps sizzling while Alvarez keeps sitting

Pedro Alvarez was out of Wednesday’s starting lineup, but his replacement, Josh Harrison, kept his hot streak going.

1 day ago

 Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano works against the San Francisco Giants.

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants.

2 days ago

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Indians 12, Rangers 2

In 3 hours and 38 minutes and 56 seconds

Reds' Latos gets 1st win against hometown Marlins

In 3 hours and 37 minutes and 1 second

Rookie gets win as Boston beats Yankees 4-3

In 3 hours and 25 minutes and 43 seconds

Red Sox 4, Yankees 3

In 3 hours and 19 minutes and 42 seconds

Reds 5, Marlins 2

In 3 hours and 14 minutes and 42 seconds

Angels 5, Rays 3


Murphy, Salazar lead Indians past Rangers, 12-2

CLEVELAND (AP) -- David Murphy was 4 for 4 with two RBIs against his former team, Danny Salazar allowed an unearned run in six




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