“Year of the Bat” – How the Pirates’ offense can improve in 2014

Dejan Kovacevic had a good column from Bradenton the other day titled, “This has to be Year of the Bat.” There’s always room to improve,…

In 18 Days…

Neil Walker (18) days until Opening Day. Slowed by injuries, Walker appeared in 133 games in 2013. He posted a career low .251 batting average…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 2/24/14

Baseball is almost here. Tomorrow, the Bucs will play their “Black and Gold” intrasquad game. Wednesday, the Yankees will be in Bradenton for the Grapefruit…

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…

Neil Walker: MLB Network’s #8 2B ‘Right Now’

MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now” on Friday night ranked the best second basemen in baseball. After placing 7th on the list last year,¬†Neil Walker¬†comes…

Pirates commit $17 million to six arb. players for 2014

Today was MLB’s deadline for teams to reach deals with arbitration eligible players before exchanging figures. The Pirates agreed to contracts with all six of…

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…

2014 Pirates Steamer Projections: Hitters

Here are the Pirates’ hitting projections for 2014 from the Steamer system: AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI AVG OBP SLG WAR A. McCutchen…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 11/11/13

Some Bucco news here on this Veteran’s Day… – Jon Morosi reports that A.J. Burnett has still not given a decision to the Pirates regarding…

2013 in Review: Infield

Final stats: Garrett Jones enjoyed a nice 2012 campaign, hitting .274 with 27 HR and an .832 OPS. While his salary doubled to $4.5 million,…

Monday Morning Links 9/2/13

Pirates: – Kris Johnson, Travis Snider, and Kyle Farnsworth were brought up to the big league team on Sunday. – Tim Williams looks at some…

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