In 44 Days…

Tony Watson (44) days until Opening Day… In his third big league season, Watson was one of many bright spots in the Bucco bullpen. After…

PNC Park’s Hidden Advantage

After Francisco Liriano dominated the NL Wild Card game, Harold Reynolds brought up a big time theory on MLB Network that I had never thought…

Video: Pirates Bullpen Shark Tank Highlights 2013

Some Bucco bullpen highlights featuring Jason Grilli, Mark Melancon, Justin Wilson, and Tony Watson to help get you through the offseason. Enjoy: Seven weeks until…

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…

Credit where credit is due: Pirates Unsung Heroes of 2013

You know about Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, A.J. Burnett, and the other high-profile players who helped the Pirates to their first postseason appearance in two…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/24/13

- Andrew McCutchen continued his ridiculous August with two hits and a walk on Friday night. His triple-slash line now stands at .451/.556/.620 for the…

FFTF Pirates Player of the Month: June 2013

For the month of June, we would like to recognize Pedro Alvarez as the From Forbes to Federal “Player of the Month.” El Toro paced the Bucco…

Watson struggling with lack of command

Watson struggling with lack of command

Entering his second full MLB season, Tony Watson was set to contribute as the main left-handed option in the bullpen. However, he developed some “mechanical…

Bullpen Mismanagement: May 4th

Bullpen Mismanagement: May 4th

A strong backend of the bullpen is one of the reasons why the Pirates have been successful thus far in 2013. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli…

2013 Bullpen Mismanagement: April 4th

2013 Bullpen Mismanagement: April 4th

A little background… On Wednesday night, Clint Hurdle let Tony Watson bat in the bottom of the seventh with a runner in scoring position. Why?…

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