Kevin Creagh

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Have Expressed Interest in Jon Lester and Jason Vargas

    As per Nick Cafardo's Sunday column in the Boston Globe, Jon Lester has "been on the Pirates' radar" along with the usual suspects of Zack Greinke, Cole Hamels, Matt Garza, and Ryan Dempster.  Carfardo goes on to say that, "It doesn’t appear the Sox would deal unless they got exceptional value back,...

  • Prospect Reports
    Gerrit Cole Labors in Start Against Akron

    Attendance was a little sparse to start the game at the neo-retro gem of a ballpark known as Canal Park in downtown Akron.  Whether it was the pockets of gray clouds overhead or the Italian-American festival outside that was siphoning fans away, there were plenty of good seats available. Those in attendance...

  • Analysis
    The 21 Million Dollar Kick

    Now that Mark Appel saga has passed, the Pirates can re-focus their energies on making a move or two at the trade deadline.  But not only will improving the product help on the field, but it can also have positive financial impacts for the Pirates in 2012 and 2013. Last year I...

  • Analysis
    Potential July/Deadline Strategy for the Pirates

    Here we sit the day after America celebrates its independence from poor dental hygiene and thinking that Benny Hill is funny, with the Pirates in 1st place with a 45-36 record (2nd best in the National League).  Whether you think the Pirates are "contenders" or not, the fact is that they are...

  • Analysis
    Air Pedro v. Ground Pedro

    Prior to Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Pedro Alvarez had virtually the same amount of plate appearances in 2012 as he did in his injury/performance-marred 2011 campaign.  Here's the stat lines for those two seasons: 2011 Pedro (262 PA's) -- .191/.272/.289 (561 OPS), 9.2% BB, 30.5% K, .272 BABIP -- 4 HR's 2012...

  • Analysis
    A Tale Of Two Matts

    I've been meaning to write a post comparing Matt Hague and Matt Curry for a while (especially during Matt Hague Mania), but I've kept putting it on the back burner.  It was definitely shelved when Matt Curry was injured for Altoona, but now that he's back I thought it would be a...

  • Analysis
    Beating Up On The Weak Sisters

    After today's win against the Phillies, the Pirates stand at 40-35.  That leaves the Pirates with 87 games left to play.  Of those 87 games, 36 of them (41% of their remaining schedule) are against the 4 worst teams in the National League -- The Cubs (13), Astros (14), Padres (6), and...

  • Analysis
    Surveying the National League – Part 2 of 2

    Checking out the strengths and weaknesses of the NL playoff contenders.

  • Analysis
    Surveying the National League – Part 1 of 2

    Examining the playoff worthiness of each team in the National League.

  • News and Rumors
    Kevin Correia On The Trade Block

    Kevin Correia is on the trade block.

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