First Pitch: Francisco Liriano is the Easy Choice For the Wild Card Game
Sep26

First Pitch: Francisco Liriano is the Easy Choice For the Wild Card Game

Last year when the Pittsburgh Pirates were in the Wild Card game, there was some debate over who should start that game. The debate was warranted in 2013. Francisco Liriano was looking like a top of the rotation pitcher all year, but so were A.J. Burnett and Gerrit Cole by the end of the season. Still, it wasn’t hard to see that Liriano was the best of the bunch, and the best pitcher to get the start. This time around there are...

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Playoff Race Update: Pirates Could Clinch Home Field in the Wild Card Tomorrow
Sep25

Playoff Race Update: Pirates Could Clinch Home Field in the Wild Card Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a huge win against the Atlanta Braves tonight, winning 10-1 to pull within one game of the NL Central lead. It also pulled them closer to clinching home field in the Wild Card game. Here is the latest in the NL Central and Wild Card playoff races. NL Central Pirates 10, Braves 1 The Cardinals didn’t play today, which means the Pirates pulled to within one game of the NL Central. With three games...

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2014 West Virginia Power Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects
Sep25

2014 West Virginia Power Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

The West Virginia Power have featured a lot of breakout players over the last few years. In 2012 it was Gregory Polanco and Alen Hanson. Last year it was Tyler Glasnow emerging as a top prospect. This time around they were expected to see a lot of breakout candidates. However, injuries prevented that from happening on a grand scale, limiting the seasons of Austin Meadows, Harold Ramirez, and others. They still had breakout players,...

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First Pitch: Is It a Guarantee That Russell Martin Will Be Gone After the Season?
Sep25

First Pitch: Is It a Guarantee That Russell Martin Will Be Gone After the Season?

Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been expecting Russell Martin to be gone at the end of the year. The catcher is having a career year at the plate, and over the last two years the appreciation for catcher defense has gone way up across the league, increasing his value. Complicating the matters further is the fact that the Pirates balked at giving A.J. Burnett more than $12 M last year, stating they didn’t want to exceed a certain...

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Playoff Race Update: Pirates Lose, But Don’t Lose Any Ground
Sep25

Playoff Race Update: Pirates Lose, But Don’t Lose Any Ground

The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched the post-season yesterday. Today they tried to get closer to the goal of winning the top Wild Card spot, or getting closer to winning the NL Central. That didn’t happen, as they lost 6-2 to the Atlanta Braves. However, everyone else lost, meaning the Pirates didn’t lose any ground. Here is an update on all of the races based on tonight’s results. NL Central Cubs 3, Cardinals 1 Braves...

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