Kevin Creagh

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    Alen Hanson and His Potential Promotion

    Not since "Mmmm...Bop" has there been this much excitement about a Hanson.  Alen Hanson, the 19 year old shortstop of the West Virginia Power, has been the breakout star for the Pirates' minor league system in 2012.  He is also garnering national attention from prospect pundits such as Keith Law, Jim Callis, John...

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    McCutchen And His Lock Maintenance

    Thanks to Ross for sending this link to my wife. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IRugln4Zy8 The video is a look inside an aspect of McCutchen's routine -- getting his dreadlocks (or just locks as he prefers they be called) cleaned and styled. The highlight for me was Step 3 when he has the pile of locks...

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    A Follow-Up To The Anemic Offense

    My nerd-in-arms fellow writer, Matt Bandi, had a gruesome blog post about the Pirates'  anemic offense today.  Just today I was also combing through Fangraphs' sortable stats for the Pirates and here's some additional logs for the fire: Going into the Tuesday night game, the Pirates' batters have an overall triple slash line of...

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    Online Media Night at PNC

    Our hard working beat reporter, Kristy Robinson, is a full-time accredited media member, but for the rest of us e-ink stained scribes at Pirates Prospects, we were invited to the game tonight for Online Media/Blogger Night at the park. Pirates Prospects was represented, along with John from Slew Footers, and Tom Smith...

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    Getting Behind The 8-Ball

    Does it seem like the Pirates' pitchers always give up a run in the 1st inning to the opposition?  As I watched James McDonald give up a run to the Diamondbacks in the 1st inning of Wednesday's game, the thought sure crossed my mind.  The erstwhile Paul Maholm, in my mind's eye, was...

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    McCutchen’s Good Bad Season

    I watched the Pirates square off against the Diamondbacks last night with all of the morbid curiosity of viewing an autopsy.  They were going up against Ian Kennedy, he of the 2nd place NL Cy Young finish in 2011 (even though I think he did it last season with smoke and mirrors). ...

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    Is The Mega Free Agent Era Over?

    Take a look at this list of potential free agents after this season, courtesy of Cot's Baseball Contracts.  Go ahead...I'll wait. *Checks e-mail, *Checks to see if Alen Hanson hit another HR, *Checks MLB Trade Rumors Factoring in that Howie Kendrick and Ian Kinsler signed new contracts and will be taken off...

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    Interview with Kenny Morgan

    Kenny Morgan is not a household name.  Perhaps in the Morgan household he is, but that's about it.  Morgan is a senior catcher for the Clarion Golden Eagles, a Division II school in north-central Pennsylvania.  Morgan won't get drafted in the 1st round, or the 10th round; if he gets drafted it...

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    Opening Day Observations

    I was fortunate enough to score some tickets to Opening Day (thanks, Steve) and my Dad and I went to the game.  The atmosphere was very festive outside.  As soon as we got off the exit from I-279, the smell of charred meats was lingering in the air as we passed grill after...

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    Why I Still Follow The Pirates

    So here we sit on the precipice of another Pirate baseball season.  We have a scant 19 consecutive years of losing at our backs -- a time period that means my 18 year-old nephew has never witnessed a winning season in his lifetime. And yet here I type as a staff member...

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