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…

Gerrit Cole: Building of one of baseball’s best pitch arsenals

He’s young (only 23) and has a lot to prove (only 19 regular season MLB starts)… but Gerrit Cole will play a huge role in…

Could the Pirates follow the Braves’ extension model?

This month, the Atlanta Braves have locked up four of their core players with long-term contract extensions: Freddie Freeman, Julio Teheran, Craig Kimbrel, and Andrelton…

In 45 Days…

Gerrit Cole (45) days until Opening Day… The former first overall pick burst onto the scene last summer, making his MLB debut on June 11th…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 1/23/14

Three more weeks until pitchers & catchers report… Some Pirates news and notes: – The big news around baseball yesterday was the signing of Japanese…

Putting the Pirates payroll in perspective

Even though the Pirates haven’t made a huge splash or spent a ton of money this offseason, their payroll could rise to around $70 million…

How Gerrit Cole can take a step forward in 2014

2013 marked the beginning of the Gerrit Cole era of Pirates baseball. The first overall pick in 2011, Cole made his debut last June and…

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….

Top 15 Most Memorable Pirates Moments of 2013

For young fans like us, 2013 was the best season of Pirates baseball we have ever witnessed. It was what we’ve been waiting for our…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 12/8/13

All has been quiet in Bucco land, but expect that to change this week: the annual MLB Winter Meetings start up on Monday and last…

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