Saturday Stat Sheet 4/19/14

- In last week’s stat sheet, we wrote about Andrew McCutchen‘s slow start. Since then, he’s hit .357/.406/.607 while starting a seven game hitting streak….

Saturday Stat Sheet 4/5/14

- Pedro Alvarez estimated home run distances on Friday night: 426 and 448 feet. Eighth multi-homer game of his career. (via @Pirates) – via MLB…

Game #4 Recap: Pirates 12, Cardinals 2

If you missed tonight’s game, it can be summed up with a single Vine. Suffice to say the Pirates put quite the smackdown on the…

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…

“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,…

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 3/15/14

Just a couple more weeks until the Buccos head north. News and notes: – The Pirates started making roster cuts this week. On Monday, non-roster…

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 24 Days…

Pedro Alvarez (24) days until Opening Day. The Bucs’ third baseman enjoyed a solid season in 2013, as he tied Arizona MVP candidate Paul Goldschmidt…

Grapefruit League Report: Week 1

The Pirates’ first five Grapefruit League games are in the books. Here’s what went down over the last few days… Wednesday, 2/26 – Pirates 6,…

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…

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…

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