Pirates drop high-scoring affair, 12-10

A bizarre contest took place between the Pirates and Baltimore Orioles this afternoon at McKechnie Field. Jeff Karstens was slated to make his first Grapefruit League start,…

Bucs beat O’s in walk-off fashion

Jeff Locke started with the ball against the Orioles today at McKechnie. Locke faced 18 batters over 3.1 innings, and allowed a whopping eight hits. Baltimore…

Orioles take down McPherson, Pirates

Orioles take down McPherson, Pirates

The Pirates faced the Orioles under the lights at McKechnie Field tonight. Kyle McPherson, who’s vying for a spot in the rotation, got the start….

Bucs Bits: Pirates News and Notes 2/26/13

An abbreviated collection of links on this final Tuesday of February… – The Pirates were slated to take on the Orioles today at 1:05, but the…

ESPN: Do you need stars to make the playoffs?

ESPN: Do you need stars to make the playoffs?

David Schoenfield of ESPN wrote a solid piece on the relationship between star players and qualifying for the playoffs. The main statistic Schoenfield uses in crafting his…

Bucs deal Resop, Navarro

In addition to officially signing Russell Martin and deciding on who to tender/non-tender, the Pirates have traded relief pitcher Chris Resop and utility man Yamaico Navarro….

2012 MLB Postseason Primer

Meet the teams: – Atlanta Braves (94-68) National League Wild Card – Baltimore Orioles (93-69) American League Wild Card – Cincinnati Reds (97-64) National League Central…

Checking in on some former Buccos

Here’s a look at how some ex-Pirates are faring this season: – Nate McLouth was recently called up by the Baltimore Orioles. He tore it…

Curse of… McLouth?

We’ll admit it: we were pumped when the Pirates signed Nate McLouth to a one-year deal in the offseason. The former fan-favorite was returning to…

Troubles on the Basepaths

Coming into the season, it was known that the Pirates would not possess an offensive juggernaut, and would need to play small ball to be…