Neil Walker & Rare Second Base Offense
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Neil Walker & Rare Second Base Offense

When looking back on the 2014 Pirates, you’ll likely remember the performances of Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, and Russell Martin. But, as always, Neil Walker was…

2014’s Best Pitch Framers
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2014’s Best Pitch Framers

In case you haven’t noticed, Russell Martin will be a big talking point this winter. I imagine you’ll be seeing his name a lot around…

Russell Martin & The Aging Curve for Catchers
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Russell Martin & The Aging Curve for Catchers

The Pirates have one of their biggest financial decisions in history coming up this winter. They have to decide whether or not they’re willing to…

Scouting the Market: 2015 Free Agent Pitchers
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Scouting the Market: 2015 Free Agent Pitchers

With Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez set to become free agents, plus another Charlie Morton injury that will sideline him for 6-8 months, the Pirates…

The Evolution of Edinson Volquez
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The Evolution of Edinson Volquez

Jon Lester. James Shields. Madison Bumgarner. Edinson Volquez. If you’re a baseball fan, you might be thinking, “one of those things is not like the…

Committing to Russell Martin and Approaching the 18%
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Committing to Russell Martin and Approaching the 18%

If you think back to last winter, you may remember Neal Huntington saying something along the lines of “we aren’t comfortable committing 18-20% of our…

The 2014 Pirates & How they made it back to Buctober
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The 2014 Pirates & How they made it back to Buctober

There is no limit to those who believe!!! Tell us we won't, tell us we can't!!!! Buctober #nevereverquit — Jeff Banister (@Bannyrooster28) September 24, 2014…

Arms Race: Bucco pitchers flip the switch
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Arms Race: Bucco pitchers flip the switch

We know how solid the Bucs’ bats have been in 2014 (Jeff Branson deserves a raise). They lead the National League with a .331 OBP,…

Bucs’ hitting coach Branson deserves more credit
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Bucs’ hitting coach Branson deserves more credit

The 94-win Pirates of 2013 were built on strong pitching and sound defense. An uneven, hit-or-miss offense led to their demise in the postseason, unable…

Little things that have killed the 2014 Pirates
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Little things that have killed the 2014 Pirates

Every time you think the Pirates are on their way to something special, it seems to fall apart. The latest: series wins vs. Milwaukee, St….

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…

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