First Pitch: The Lack of Moves Isn’t the Big Problem It’s Made Out to Be
Sep05

First Pitch: The Lack of Moves Isn’t the Big Problem It’s Made Out to Be

The Pittsburgh Pirates did nothing to upgrade their team this year. That’s the reason they’re not currently in line for the playoffs, and why they might not make the playoffs. Or at least that’s what I’ve been hearing. I heard it during the off-season, when it was said that they weren’t going to be contenders this year because they didn’t make any additions to the team. It was repeated constantly...

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Josh Bell is the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Player of the Year
Sep04

Josh Bell is the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Player of the Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates had several top candidates for the 2014 Minor League Player of the Year award. The race ultimately came down to three players, with Josh Bell, JaCoby Jones, and Keon Broxton putting up the best numbers out of all of the full-season players. In the end, Bell was chosen as the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Player of the Year, making this the fourth year in a row that an outfielder has won the award. The...

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Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Sep04

Tyler Glasnow is the Pirates Prospects 2014 Minor League Pitcher of the Year

For the second year in a row, Tyler Glasnow has been named the Pirates Prospects Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Glasnow won last year after dominating the South Atlantic League with a 2.18 ERA and a 164:61 K/BB ratio in 111.1 innings. His numbers didn’t see much of a drop in his move up to High-A this year, with a 1.74 ERA in 124.1 innings, along with a 157:57 K/BB ratio. Glasnow saw a slight decline in his strikeout rate,...

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First Pitch: Did the Pirates Just Lose the Playoffs?
Sep04

First Pitch: Did the Pirates Just Lose the Playoffs?

It was only two weeks ago that the Pittsburgh Pirates were sitting seven games out of first place in the NL Central, fresh off a seven game losing streak. The streak came against contenders like the Detroit Tigers, the Washington Nationals, and the Atlanta Braves. It looked like their chances of winning the division were gone. Then they bounced back by going 7-2 in their next nine games, pulling to within two games of first place. And...

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Marauders Eliminated From the FSL Playoffs
Sep03

Marauders Eliminated From the FSL Playoffs

The Bradenton Marauders have been eliminated from the Florida State League playoffs, losing 6-2 to Fort Myers tonight to drop their second game in a best of three series. The game was ultimately decided in the third inning, when Fort Myers scored all six of their runs. Shane Carle got the start, and threw two shutout innings before being roughed up in the third. Carle entered the inning with a 1-0 lead, but that quickly went away....

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