Farewell, Russell Martin

Farewell, Russell Martin

The day we have not been looking forward to is here: Russell Martin has officially landed elsewhere. The 31-year-old catcher signed a five-year, $82 million…

The Pirates & The Qualifying Offer

The Pirates & The Qualifying Offer

How it works: MLB teams can extend a “qualifying offer” to their pending free agents (unless they were rental players and didn’t spend the whole…

Video: Russell Martin Pirates Highlights 2013-2014

Well, Russell Martin is officially no longer a Pirate (for now). He and the other three free agents came off the roster after the conclusion of…

What to Watch For: Pirates Offseason

What to Watch For: Pirates Offseason

The 2014 Major League Baseball season is in the books. Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants on winning it all last night. Their postseason run began right…

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…

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…

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