First Pitch: How Josh Harrison Led to the Pirates Building a Stronger Bench
Jan15

First Pitch: How Josh Harrison Led to the Pirates Building a Stronger Bench

Earlier today we posted about how Buster Olney gave the Pittsburgh Pirates high rankings for their lineup, bullpen, and rotation. I don’t know if Olney is going to be ranking the benches any time soon, but I’m guessing the Pirates would rank high there, especially with the upcoming addition of Jung-Ho Kang. Their projected bench includes Sean Rodriguez, Corey Hart, Travis Snider, Kang, and Chris Stewart. It’s the...

Read More
NRIs For Morel and Tabata, Kang Scouting Report, Harrison’s Future, Win Now vs Win Later
Jan14

NRIs For Morel and Tabata, Kang Scouting Report, Harrison’s Future, Win Now vs Win Later

The MLB.com transactions page has Brent Morel and Jose Tabata receiving invites to Spring Training. Earlier in the week we learned that Tabata was invited to camp. Morel isn’t a surprise, since he played in Pittsburgh last year, is stillĀ in their minor league system, and is currently participating in mini camp. The other day I uploaded the 2015 Spring Training tracker. Morel has now been added, giving the Pirates 20 NRIs and 61...

Read More
Will the Pirates Avoid the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown with Jameson Taillon?
Jan14

Will the Pirates Avoid the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown with Jameson Taillon?

During the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals won 98 games, taking the NL East division, and making the post-season for the first time since moving to Washington in 2005, and the first time in franchise history since the Montreal Expos made it in 1981. Despite this success, the Nationals drew a lot of criticism over the fact that they shut down their top young pitcher, Stephen Strasburg. The right-handed phenom was coming off Tommy...

Read More
First Pitch: How Charlie Morton is Under-Rated, and Radhames Liz Contract Details
Jan14

First Pitch: How Charlie Morton is Under-Rated, and Radhames Liz Contract Details

I had a different article planned for tonight, but needed one more thing for that, so I’m pushing it to the morning after I get to Pirate City. For now, here is a thought on Charlie Morton’s value, following his bullpen session today, and an update on Radhames Liz’s contract status. **I’ve written before about how Charlie Morton is an under-rated pitcher. He gets graded on his entire career stats, which...

Read More
Jung-Ho Kang is Confident He Can Outplay Jordy Mercer at Shortstop
Jan13

Jung-Ho Kang is Confident He Can Outplay Jordy Mercer at Shortstop

Jung-Ho Kang held a press conference with the Korean media, prior to his flight to the U.S. The infielder talked about several topics, including mentioning that he would like to get a chance to compete with Jordy Mercer for the shortstop position. He also re-iterated his desire to square off against Aroldis Chapman, and said that he won’t be changing much in his game. There were also mixed reports on whether he has actually...

Read More
Page 8 of 1,260« First...678910...203040...Last »