Do we really need Jeff Baker?

The popular rumor going around is that the Rockies are shopping utility man Jeff Baker, and the Pirates are one of three teams interested, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. Baker, 28 in June, has played at first, second, third, and the corner outfield positions in his major league career, and would most likely fill one of the open bench spots for the Pirates. The question is, do the Pirates need him? In his career, Baker has...

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Top 10 Reactions to the incident with Tabata's wife

By now you’ve probably read about the incident with Jose Tabata’s wife stealing a two month old child. You probably also read that the 20 year old prospect’s wife is 43 years old, which might be even more shocking. This isn’t really a laughing matter, but that’s never stopped me from joking about a subject before. So here were my top 10 reactions to the incident with Tabata’s wife: 10....

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The MLB players union hates old people, children, and dogs

If there was ever a movie made about the business side of baseball, the villian of the movie would be clear: the MLB players union. Now I’m not one to complain about what other people make. Alex Rodriguez makes more in a year than some small countries, but he also brings in more revenue than those countries, so it’s all fair play. You’re paid what you are worth, and your value is in regards to what you bring in to...

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Who will be the next Pirates ace?

It’s no secret that the biggest need for the Pirates is pitching. Specifically, the Pirates need a true ace, something they haven’t had since Doug Drabek left the team. Paul Maholm currently is slotted as the Pirates’ number one pitcher, but as we’ve seen with previous success from guys like Ian Snell, Tom Gorzelanny, Zach Duke, Oliver Perez, Kip Wells…well, you get the picture…we can’t call...

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Spring Training Battles: Bench

The bulk of Pittsburgh’s free agent activity this winter has been additions to the bench. In fact, the only two major league contracts the Pirates have handed out to free agents thus far have been bench players. For a team that traded two of it’s best players, and struggled mightily in the rotation all season, that may not be the best strategy. That’s not to say the Pirates didn’t make good moves here....

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