• Analysis
    Winter League Playoffs 1/2 — 3 Hits For Ciriaco

    The Mexican Pacific League playoffs began yesterday.  This league uses a playoff format like we're used to seeing in the US leagues.  The top 6 teams are in the playoffs, with #1 Culiacan playing the #6 Navojoa, #2 Mexicali vs. #5 Mochis, and #3 Obregon vs. #4 Hermosillo  in the best-of-7 first...

  • Pirates History
    The Best Pittsburgh Pirates Outfields Ever

    Despite what we’ve seen over the last two decades, the Pirates during their long history have had some mighty good infields and outfields.  No, really.  Inspired by a brief exchange on a message board recently, I thought it’d be interesting to try to determine which ones were the best. As a measure,...

  • News and Rumors
    Could the Pirates Afford Edwin Jackson?

      Edwin Jackson is looking for a five year deal at $12 M a year. At the start of the off-season I had Edwin Jackson listed as a pitcher that I liked, but one that I never thought would be a possibility for the Pittsburgh Pirates. A few weeks ago I pointed...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: January 2

    Born on this date in 1951 was All-Star third baseman Bill Madlock, who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1979 until 1985. He was originally drafted by the Washington Senators in 1970 and made his major league debut in 1973 after they moved to Texas. After just one season he was traded...

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