Andrew McCutchen Needs to be Extended

I’ve talked about the Andrew McCutchen extension topic pretty much ever since I started this site, but with the recent signing of Justin Upton, I felt the need to bring up the topic again.  I’ve always mentioned Evan Longoria and Ryan Braun as examples of what the Pirates should do with McCutchen.  Longoria was brought up in April 2008, and extended a week later in a deal that could keep him in Tampa Bay through...

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Bryce, Bryce, Baby

Sorry about that title.  I couldn’t resist. It’s still early in the college season, so early that the major league season hasn’t even started.  However, the top of the draft may be starting to shape up, with 17 year old phenom Bryce Harper looking like the real deal at the College of Southern Nevada.  Harper capped off a double header today with a 7-for-8 line, and two homers, one in each game....

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Nate McLouth Speaks the Truth

I wasn’t really planning a post on the Nate McLouth comments.  I didn’t really think much needed to be said that wasn’t said already.  His comments about the eye exams were somewhat disturbing, and his comments about being glad he was the first one traded are understandable.  Then I saw this quote from McLouth, via Chuck Finder at the PBC Blog: “It’s a good mix [in the Braves clubhouse,...

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Notes: Spring Training, Cunningham, Top Prospects, Signings

This morning when I left the house, it was snowing a bit, a cold reminder that winter was still around.  It was not enough to accumulate on the roads, but enough to cover the grass which finally appeared in my yard over the last few days for the first time since December.  When I got home this afternoon to turn on the Pirates, it suddenly felt like Spring.  Well, maybe mentally.  I could still see my own breath,...

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Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Yankees

The Pirates play the Yankees today in their first real Spring Training game after the 6-1 revenge victory over the Hated Manatees, who are better known now as the State College of Florida.  The game today will be available on MLB.TV, MLB Network, and XM channel 176.  For those of you who don’t have any of those options, you can join the live blog below at game time to follow along with other Pirates bloggers and fans....

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