Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 1/16/14

Four weeks from today, pitchers and catchers will report to spring training. Here’s some Pirates news to hold you over… – Update 7:50 pm: Joel…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News and Notes 1/3/14

Some Bucco links to start the weekend… – Jeff Sullivan has a great article at FanGraphs about the effect PNC Park has on hitting. -…

Bucco Blast from the past: McKenry’s first in the big leagues

Each week, we’ll feature a great “Bucco Blast” from the Pirates’ past… in .GIF form. Michael McKenry was designated for assignment after Monday’s acquisition of Chris…

Pirates Roster Moves 12/2/13

Monday night at 11:59 pm is Major League Baseball’s deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. Therefore, plenty of decisions are…

2013 in Review: Catching

The 2012 Pirates struggled in the catching department, as starter Rod Barajas performed poorly on both offense and defense. Things were much better in 2013,…

Pirates recall Kris Johnson, option Andrew Lambo

The Bucs have recalled left-handed pitcher Kris Johnson to help a tired bullpen. For Indianapolis this season, the 28-year-old has gone 10-4 with a 2.41…

Welcome to the Tony Sanchez Era

A bit of news came across on deadline day: The Fort finishes his 2013 campaign with a .217 batting average and .610 OPS. He went 4-for-5…

McKenry to DL, Presley recalled

The Pirates placed Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list prior to Monday’s game against St. Louis. The Fort is dealing with a left knee sprain. Tony Sanchez, who was…

Game #102: Pirates 7, Marlins 4

After getting shutout in the series opener, the Pirates brought their bats to Marlins Park on Saturday night. The Bucs got on the board right away,…

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…

15 Questions for the Pittsburgh Pirates Second Half

At the 2011 All-Star break, the Pittsburgh Pirates held a record of 47-43; they finished at 72-90. In 2012, they improved to 48-37 at the…

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