Great Expectations

Yesterday I did a parody of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board’s usual approach to writing about the Pirates.  To the 98% of you who understood that this was just a satire of their writing and analysis, and nothing more, thank you.  You got what I was going for.  To the 2% of you who can’t imagine anyone calling out the PPG Editorial Board without being related to or employed by Bob Nutting,...

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Open Letter to Bob Nutting: PPG Editorial Board Style

Dear Mr. Nutting, Recently there has been a lot of pressure placed on you to sell the Pittsburgh Pirates to the ownership group headed by Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle.  However, you’ve insisted on cock blocking that attempt to send the Pirates to a glorious run of .500 or better baseball for years to come under the Lemieux group, using your lame “I don’t have to sell because I’m a private business...

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Dana Eveland, Minor League Signings, Player Pages

Some notes while I call it a day for adding player pages: -The Oakland Athletics have designated left handed pitcher Dana Eveland for assignment.  Eveland had a decent season in 2008, with a 4.34 ERA in 168 innings.  Eveland did struggle with his control, posting a 1.53 K/BB ratio as a result of his 4.1 BB/9 ratio.  Eveland struggled in 44 innings with Oakland in 2009, with a 7.16 ERA.  However, Eveland was very...

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BUCCO Fans Player Pages

Over the next month I will be working on player pages for all of the players in the Pittsburgh Pirates system.  I finished the template today, so now it’s only a matter of entering the information for each player (my count is 260 players, not counting the NRI guys who aren’t technically in the system). Here’s a little preview of the players I have a page for.  Let me know what you think.  My goal is to...

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Pirates need to downplay Bryce Harper

Let me start by saying that there’s no guarantee that the Pittsburgh Pirates get a chance to draft 17 year old phenom Bryce Harper in the 2010 draft.  The Washington Nationals have the first pick, and as we saw with Stephen Strasburg last year, Washington isn’t afraid to pursue a tough negotiation for a player labeled as a rare talent.  However, just because Washington took Strasburg doesn’t guarantee that...

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