Shark Tank Enters Meltdown Mode

Shark Tank Enters Meltdown Mode

Thursday’s loss in Milwaukee basically sums up the 2014 Pirates season to date. Everyone thought they had it… but turns out it was just another remarkably frustrating…

Who will get bumped out of the Bucco bullpen?

With PirateFest behind us, the next baseball date to look forward to is February 13th – the day pitchers & catchers will report to spring…

2013 in Review: Bullpen

As strong as the starting rotation was, the Pirates’ bullpen deserves just as much credit in winning 94 games. Known as the Shark Tank, the…

Where’s Justin Wilson?

Justin Wilson has been tremendous this season, a key piece of one of the most dominant bullpens in Major League Baseball. The 26-year-old southpaw has…

What’s up with Grilled Cheese?

In the first half of the season, Jason Grilli was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball, saving 30 games and making the National…

15 Questions for the Pittsburgh Pirates Second Half

At the 2011 All-Star break, the Pittsburgh Pirates held a record of 47-43; they finished at 72-90. In 2012, they improved to 48-37 at the…

Gerrit Cole could get sent down? Unfortunate, but true

Before Gerrit Cole had ever thrown a pitch in Major League Baseball, the common conclusion among Pirates fans was that when he finally arrived in…

Pirates Trade Target: Bud Norris

June 10, 2013 Nick Cafardo’s latest column features this interesting tidbit: For one, Cafardo doesn’t quite have his facts straight on Wandy Rodriguez – he’s…

Pirates recall Reid, Hughes to help bullpen

Pirates recall Reid, Hughes to help bullpen

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN broke some Bucco news shortly after 10:30 on Sunday night: #Pirates have called up pitcher Ryan Reid. He’s meeting the team in Atlanta. —…

Jose Contreras to DL; Bryan Morris recalled

Jose Contreras to DL; Bryan Morris recalled

A day removed from a pitiful outing, Jose Contreras has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to “lower back inflammation.” Contreras, 41, exited Monday afternoon’s…

Where would the Bucs be without Melancon and Grilli?

Where would the Bucs be without Melancon and Grilli?

When two tenured Bucco relievers, Joel Hanrahan and Chris Resop, were dealt this past offseason, it was unclear how the 2013 bullpen would shape up….

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