Welcome to the PBN Around the Horn. Here you’ll find news and notes from across Major League Baseball, your Pittsburgh Pirates, and around the Sports Now network.
UPDATE (4:40 p.m.) – The Mets spoke to Pirates’ assistant GM Kevan Graves about their GM vacancy before hiring Billy Eppler
By interviewing Red Sox AGM Raquel Ferreira (before she declined to pursue GM job) and informally talking to Pirates AGM Kevan Graves, the Mets complied w/MLB diversity rule. But while they claim a diverse staff they know they badly need to improve diversity in high profile jobs
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 19, 2021
Today is the day for all of those who are excited to see what the Pirates will do with their 40-man roster. At 6 p.m., all of the final moves will need to be made to protect the prospects your Buccos deem worthy of protecting. Rule 5 stuff can be stress-inducing, but not to fear, we here at Pittsburgh Baseball Now will update you as the day goes on.
We encourage you to give us your predictions/thoughts on who the Pirates will protect right here in Around The Horn, so fire away and don’t hold back on the opinions!
Pittsburgh Baseball Now Notes
Pirates Prospects Notes
The dynamic duo of Tim Williams and John Dreker had us covered in all things prospects on Thursday. Leading off is Tim, and he discussed potential left-field candidates for the big league club. Finishing it off was John, who gave us the daily AFL update.
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