15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

Where the Pirates stand: 49-46 record (.516 winning percentage), 3.5 games back in NL Central (4th place), 3 games back in NL Wild Card. Just as…

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward, Part II

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward, Part II

Nearly seven weeks ago, we took a look at the state of the Pirates’ rotation after they 1) finally dumped Wandy Rodriguez and 2) designated depth…

Starting pitchers seeing pitch counts rise in 2014

Starting pitchers seeing pitch counts rise in 2014

Reading Dejan Kovacevic’s blog post this morning, this quote caught my attention: This is something I’ve thought about at times this year — I remember…

Monday Morning Links 6/23/14

Monday Morning Links 6/23/14

- Monday marks the beginning of another interleague series for the Pirates, as they head down to Florida to face the Tampa Bay Rays (MLB Preview)….

Monday Morning Links 6/16/14

Monday Morning Links 6/16/14

Some news & notes to start the week. Bucs are off today. – Vance Worley‘s strong debut went unrewarded yesterday (MLB game wrap). His Brooks…

Monday Morning Links 6/9/14

Monday Morning Links 6/9/14

Haven’t done one of these since last summer… Here’s some Bucco news & notes to get you started on the week. – As you’ve probably…

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward

The Pirates made a pair of moves on Thursday afternoon involving a couple of pitchers on their 40-man roster. The big one: Wandy Rodriguez was designated…

Why can’t the Pirates keep the ball in the ballpark?

Why can’t the Pirates keep the ball in the ballpark?

The Pirates have a problem that not even heralded savior Gregory Polanco can solve: pitching. Tuesday night was the latest chapter of the team’s struggles, as…

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/26/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/26/14

- The offense took another night off on Friday, as the Bucs failed to score and produced just four hits. They’re now averaging just 3.75 runs per…

Thoughts on Sunday’s Antics

The Brewers suck. As you all know, the Bucs lost in 14 innings on Sunday.  Gerrit Cole had one of the best starts of his…

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…

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