Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 10/17/14

Bucs Bits: Pirates News & Notes 10/17/14

Isn’t the offseason boring? Here are some Bucco notes… – Yesterday’s big news was the Texas Rangers’ hiring of Pirate bench coach Jeff Banister to…

2014’s Best Pitch Framers

2014’s Best Pitch Framers

In case you haven’t noticed, Russell Martin will be a big talking point this winter. I imagine you’ll be seeing his name a lot around…

Russell Martin & The Aging Curve for Catchers

Russell Martin & The Aging Curve for Catchers

The Pirates have one of their biggest financial decisions in history coming up this winter. They have to decide whether or not they’re willing to…

Reflecting on the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates

Reflecting on the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates

Along with many other Pittsburghers, I was pretty upset 24 hours ago. The Pirates had just seen their entire season fall to pieces at the hands…

Committing to Russell Martin and Approaching the 18%

Committing to Russell Martin and Approaching the 18%

If you think back to last winter, you may remember Neal Huntington saying something along the lines of “we aren’t comfortable committing 18-20% of our…

The 2014 Pirates & How they made it back to Buctober

The 2014 Pirates & How they made it back to Buctober

There is no limit to those who believe!!! Tell us we won't, tell us we can't!!!! Buctober #nevereverquit — Jeff Banister (@Bannyrooster28) September 24, 2014…

“That’s what happens when you have the best catcher in the show”

“That’s what happens when you have the best catcher in the show”

Russell Martin, ladies and gentlemen. Unbelievable. That's what happens when you have the best catcher in the show. — Tony Sanchez (@Tony26Montana) September 20, 2014…

The Best & Worst of August

The Best & Worst of August

Best & Worst of: April | May | June | July Just like that, August is already over. Hard to believe, huh? The most important month in baseball looms just 30…

Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)

Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)

It’s a little early to already be looking ahead to next season, but this seems to be a pretty interesting topic these days. With Russell…

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…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14

- Another strong outing for Vance Worley on Friday night; 0.96 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. – Pulling himself out of a slump,…

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