The Best & Worst of August
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The Best & Worst of August

Best & Worst of: April | May | June | July Just like that, August is already over. Hard to believe, huh? The most important month in baseball looms just 30…

Vance Worley’s favorite letter is the backward K
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Vance Worley’s favorite letter is the backward K

For those who aren’t up on baseball scoring/lingo, a regular K notes a swinging strikeout. A backward K signifies a strikeout looking. And Vance Worley loves…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14

- The Josh Harrison show continues… 3-for-5 with a double, homer, and five RBI on Friday night puts him 4th in the NL batting race (.308),…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

- Another rough outing for Charlie Morton last night, surrendering five runs in three innings (his shortest outing of the year) … He’s now allowed 4+…

Getting to know John Axford
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Getting to know John Axford

The Pirates made a move today to shore up their bullpen, taking John Axford from the Cleveland Indians in a straight-up waiver claim. To get…

Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)
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Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)

It’s a little early to already be looking ahead to next season, but this seems to be a pretty interesting topic these days. With Russell…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14

- Another strong outing for Vance Worley on Friday night; 0.96 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. – Pulling himself out of a slump,…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14

- The Pirates have left 827 men on base this season, most in MLB. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been the worst at converting baserunners; their…

LOB City: The Pirates & Leaving Men On Base
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LOB City: The Pirates & Leaving Men On Base

At some point of this Pirates’ season, you’ve probably been frustrated with the number of runners being left on base during any given game. Whether you…

Pirates stand pat at trade deadline
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Pirates stand pat at trade deadline

What a long, interesting July 31st this was. After a bunch of rumors and Twitter suspense, the 4:00 pm trade deadline came and went without…

Pirates Trade Target: Jon Lester
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Pirates Trade Target: Jon Lester

Just a few short weeks ago, Neal Huntington talked about how “the quickest way to weaken your farm system is to make bunch of trades…

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