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…

The Best & Worst of June

The Best & Worst of June

The Bucs are off today, meaning the next game they’ll play will be the first of July. Another month is in the books, and they’re…

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