Pedro over Ike: Did the Pirates make the right move?

Pedro over Ike: Did the Pirates make the right move?

Thankfully the season doesn’t start tomorrow, but yes, Pedro Alvarez is the guy at first base. If it wasn’t clear before, it is now: Ike Davis…

Edinson Volquez & The Benefit of Good Defense

Edinson Volquez & The Benefit of Good Defense

Major League free agency will start within a week (five days after the conclusion of the World Series, to be exact). While most attention will…

15 Questions for the Second Half — Answered

15 Questions for the Second Half — Answered

During the All-Star break, we had 15 questions for the upcoming Pirates’ second half. Here are the answers. 1. Can they avoid a second half…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

- Another rough outing for Charlie Morton last night, surrendering five runs in three innings (his shortest outing of the year) … He’s now allowed 4+…

Monday Morning Links 8/11/14

Monday Morning Links 8/11/14

- The Pirates and Pedro Alvarez are on board with getting El Toro some reps at first base. Travis Sawchik had a great piece in…

Monday Morning Links 8/4/14

Monday Morning Links 8/4/14

- Tough, tough loss in the desert yesterday — umpire explanation on the controversial non-call to end the game: #Dbacks RT/@azc_zachb: Crew chief Ron Kulpa:…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14

- The Pirates have left 827 men on base this season, most in MLB. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been the worst at converting baserunners; their…

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/19/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/19/14

- Francisco Liriano worked out of a few jams, struggled with his control at times, but ultimately put in a decent five innings of work on…

15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

Where the Pirates stand: 49-46 record (.516 winning percentage), 3.5 games back in NL Central (4th place), 3 games back in NL Wild Card. Just as…

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/12/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/12/14

- Andrew McCutchen put on another show last night — 2-for-3, a double, a homer. He’s up to a sensational .321/.418/.552 line on the year; he’s…

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