Kevin Creagh

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    The Prestige of Small Payroll Baseball – Minnesota Twins 2008-09

    Every year some team does it. There's always at least one team that contends for a division title, or makes the playoffs, or even advances to the World Series on a payroll that dwells in the umbra of the Yankees' world. And then every fan and talking head wonders why...

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    Only Bucs Top 30 Pirates Prospect Voting – Monday 12/13/10

    For the 3rd year, Only Bucs will be running a series of polls to vote on the Top 30 Pirates Prospects.  The voting starts Monday, December 13th, 2010 and will continue with a new poll every 2 days. A list of 20-25 players will be presented for each poll.  Once a player...

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    Pirates’ 2010 Offseason – An Inflection Point

    The body is on the slab and it is barely cold, but it is time to put the corpse known as the 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates to rest. This season was one for the history books, but not the good kind of history. But the strange part is that I still have...

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    Know Your Enemy – Cincinnati Reds

    This is the fifth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This final article will look at the rising power in Pittsburgh's sister city, the Cincinnati Reds. I expect the battle that is going...

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    Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

    This is the fourth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This article will look at the gold standard of the NL Central in recent years: the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Cubs may have...

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    Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

    This is the third in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This article will look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that the Pirates get compared to the most (along with the Cincinnati Reds) in terms of...

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    Week in Review 8/30/10-9/5/10

    Tim hit the road to report live from State College, Williamsport, Altoona, and will head down to West Virginia, all part of his season-ending minor league tour.  It was a mixed bag for Tim: Altoona lost 2-0 in Bowie on 8/30 But then won 9-1 to clinch the division in Bowie on...

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    Altoona Survives Reading Phillies, 3-2

    The crowd of 6,003 on this cool September night were treated to a decent group pitching performance after Derek Hankins went out after 3 shutout innings with an apparent injury.  Mike Colla came in and shut the door on the Reading Phillies, allowing only a 4th inning no-doubt homer.  Colla pitched 4 much needed...

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    Know Your Enemy – Chicago Cubs

    This is the second in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. Next up are the Chicago Cubs, easily the most interesting club in the NL Central. They are the sleeping giant in the NL Central,...

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    Know Your Enemy – Houston Astros

    This is the first in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. First up will be the Houston Astros. For the past few years, McLane has held steadfast to the premise that he could just reload...

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