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…

Holster ‘em: Double Guns are “in”

For the past two years, the Pirates rallied around the “Zoltan” Z from the terrible Dude, Where’s My Car? film. That appears to be a…

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…

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

A breakdown of your 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Gerrit Cole Jeanmar Gomez Jason Grilli Francisco Liriano Mark Melancon Bryan Morris Charlie Morton Stolmy Pimentel Wandy…

“Year of the Bat” – How the Pirates’ offense can improve in 2014

Dejan Kovacevic had a good column from Bradenton the other day titled, “This has to be Year of the Bat.” There’s always room to improve,…

Grapefruit League Report: Week 3

Monday, 3/10 – Orioles 7, Pirates 6 Tuesday, 3/11 – off Wednesday, 3/12 – Pirates 8, Twins 4 Thursday, 3/13 – Rays 4, Pirates 1…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 3/15/14

Just a couple more weeks until the Buccos head north. News and notes: – The Pirates started making roster cuts this week. On Monday, non-roster…

Grapefruit League Report: Week 2

Monday, 3/3 – Pirates 7, Red Sox 6 A good day for the Bucs’ regulars, with Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin going yard. Tuesday, 3/4…

In 22 Days…

Andrew McCutchen (22) days until Opening Day. It’s hard not to love Andrew McCutchen. Last season was a magical one for Cutch and the Bucs,…

Takeaways from Spring Training Game #1

It’s hard to get excited for spring training, but it’s baseball nonetheless. The results are meaningless and it’s hard to read too much into the…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 2/24/14

Baseball is almost here. Tomorrow, the Bucs will play their “Black and Gold” intrasquad game. Wednesday, the Yankees will be in Bradenton for the Grapefruit…

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