Saturday Stat Sheet 4/19/14

- In last week’s stat sheet, we wrote about Andrew McCutchen‘s slow start. Since then, he’s hit .357/.406/.607 while starting a seven game hitting streak….

Getting to know Ike Davis

On Friday night, the Pirates announced their acquisition of first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets. It took a while, but it appears…

Can we believe in Edinson Volquez?

Who saw this coming? It’s only been three appearances (two starts), but Edinson Volquez actually looks like a capable MLB pitcher. I hated the $5…

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/12/14

- Worried about Andrew McCutchen‘s slow start? Don’t be. He’s started slow in the past (see 2011 and 2013), and was hitting .238 on May…

Series Preview: Pirates @ Brewers

Pittsburgh Pirates (6-3) @ Milwaukee Brewers (7-2) Friday, April 11th – 8:10 pm Saturday, April 12th – 7:10 pm Sunday, April 13th – 2:10 pm…

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/5/14

- Pedro Alvarez estimated home run distances on Friday night: 426 and 448 feet. Eighth multi-homer game of his career. (via @Pirates) – via MLB…

Three Reasons Why the Pirates Will/Won’t Return to the Postseason in 2014

On Monday afternoon, the Pirates will open the franchise’s 128th campaign in the Burgh. For the first time in two decades, they’re coming off a…

Opening Day Roster Comparison: 2012 – 2014

This will be our third season writing about the Pirates on this blog. While much has changed… a lot has actually stayed the same. Look…

2014 National League Central Preview

Baseball season is just days away, so it’s time to take a look at some of the Pirates’ competition in 2014. The team’s first 26…

Breaking down Starling Marte’s six-year contract extension

This morning, word spread around the internet that the Pirates and Starling Marte agreed on a long-term contract extension. After reportedly rejecting multiple offers this…

Neal Huntington’s track record of acquiring MLB talent

One of the most debated topics among Pirate fans seems to be each one’s respective stance on team management. Both sides – the apologists and…

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