FanGraphs’ 2014 Projected Standings & Playoff Probabilites

FanGraphs recently released some new projected standings and playoff probabilities for 2014. Here’s the methodology: And here is how the computer systems see the NL…

AJ Burnett’s impressive age-36 season

The latest updates on A.J. Burnett: Neal Huntington tells @JoeStarkey1 on 93.7 club is operating as if AJ Burnett will not be back but there's…

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Projections: ZiPS, Steamer & Oliver

A few weeks ago, I posted the Pirates’ Steamer projections. Now that Oliver and ZiPS projections are out as well, I figured I’d put up…

The Pirates’ record-setting ground ball rates

In general, ground balls are much more beneficial to a pitcher than a fly ball or line drive. Ground balls can’t go over the fence….

Who deserves the NL MVP award?

The 2013 National League Most Valuable Player finalists were announced on Tuesday night. Unsurprisingly, the three nominees are Andrew McCutchen of your Pittsburgh Pirates, Yadier…

A Tribute to Russell Martin’s Defense

It’s no secret how valuable Russell Martin has been to the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates. A questionable late-November signing has become one of the best additions…

Neil Walker: The Average Second Baseman

Neil Walker has received a ton of criticism lately from the Bucco fan base due to a lack of production at the plate. Many believe…

How will Francisco Liriano fare at PNC Park?

How will Francisco Liriano fare at PNC Park?

Throughout the course of its 13-year existence, PNC Park has built the reputation of a pitcher-friendly ballpark. Look no further than ESPN’s MLB Park Factors. Here’s how the…

McKenry’s arm hurting his value

McKenry’s arm hurting his value

Michael McKenry has gained many fans in Pittsburgh over the past few seasons. Despite being highly unknown prior to joining the Pirates, “The Fort” works…

FFTF Pirates Player of the Month: April 2013

FFTF Pirates Player of the Month: April 2013

For the month of April, we would like to award Starling Marte with the From Forbes to Federal “Player of the Month” award. The 24-year-old…

A “Starling” Start for Marte

A “Starling” Start for Marte

The leadoff spot in the Pirates’ lineup was one of many question marks entering spring training. Despite his free-swinging ways and lack of plate discipline, Starling Marte…

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