Inside the Pirates’ defense with Inside Edge fielding data

The Pirates’ defense evolved into one of the majors’ best in 2013, saving 68 runs (2nd most in National League). Between a solid group of…

In 31 Days…

Jose Tabata (31) days until Opening Day… The 25-year-old outfielder wasn’t terrible at the plate in 2013. He battled numerous injuries as usual, but ended…

Five Pirates to Watch in 2014

The full squad has reported to Bradenton for spring training. Baseball is in the air, as Grapefruit League games are just over a week away….

Pirates 1B/RF: Throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick

In the latest “depth” move, the Pirates have added outfielder Chris Dickerson on a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. The 31-year-old…

2013 in Review: Outfield

Final stats: Andrew McCutchen needs no introduction. The 2013 National League Most Valuable Player, Cutch paced the Pirates’ offense all season long. Though he didn’t…

FFTF Pirates Player of the Month: August 2013

For the month of August, we would like to recognize Andrew McCutchen as the From Forbes to Federal “Player of the Month.” We gave him the same honor last…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/24/13

- Andrew McCutchen continued his ridiculous August with two hits and a walk on Friday night. His triple-slash line now stands at .451/.556/.620 for the…

Is it time to free Andrew Lambo?

So the Pirates didn’t make a splash at the trade deadline to improve their right field situation. Prices were apparently astronomical, and anyone they could have acquired –…

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/27/13

- Andrew McCutchen only has four hits in his last 25 at-bats, but is still hitting .329/.414/.592 in the month of July. – Starling Marte has been…

Pirates Trade Target: Kendrys Morales

On Sunday, Jayson Stark of ESPN reported a potential trade target for the Pirates: This doesn’t appear to be as basic as what Jim Bowden…

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/13/13

- The current bench players (Michael McKenry, Gaby Sanchez, Brandon Inge, Josh Harrison, Travis Snider) are a combined 10-for-78 (.128 batting average) while pinch-hitting this…

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