Matt Bandi

  • Analysis
    Is it the manager’s fault?

    Lastings Milledge is on second base after leading off an inning with a double, and the Pirates appear to have something cooking. The next batter hits a two-hopper directly to the shortstop and Milledge takes off for third. He is easily thrown out. After...

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    Anatomy of a loss

    The Pirates have managed to produce some very strange methods of losing in Milwaukee this year. Last night, Lastings Milledge misplayed a fly ball into a two-run triple, which directly led to a 7-2 loss. Let's take a look at just one of the 349,993...

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    Series Preview: Pirates vs. Brewers

    Probable Starters RHP James McDonald vs. LHP Chris Narveson LHP Zach Duke vs. LHP Manny Parra RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Dave Bush

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    Why is John Russell the manager?

    John Russell has taken his fair share of criticism during his time as the Pirates' manager, some of which has been justified. Despite the historic losing and the anger heaped down from the fanbase, he is still standing unfazed in the Bucs' dugout. That, in...

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    Should teams receiving revenue sharing earn a profit?

    The long-held assumption among many has been that Bob Nutting is pocketing a fortune as the Pirates principal owner. Now that it has become apparent that the team is making just a modest profit, the complaints among frustrated Pirates fans has shifted to a more...

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    Opening the books

    Many fans got their wish today, as the Pirates opened their books to the public. Sort of. After financial records were leaked to the Associated Press, Bob Nutting and Frank Coonelly preemptively revealed the leaked details to local media members. I am far from an expert on...

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    Series Preview: Cardinals vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters RHP Kyle Lohse vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf RHP Adam Wainwright vs. LHP Paul Maholm RHP Jake Westbrook vs. RHP Jeff Karstens

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    Series Preview: Mets vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters RHP Mike Pelfrey vs. RHP Jeff Karstens LHP Jonathan Niese vs. RHP James McDonald LHP Johan Santana vs. LHP Zach Duke

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    Pirates sign Heredia for $2.6 million

    The Pirates have signed top Mexican prospect Luis Heredia for $2.6 million, the highest international bonus in team history.

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    Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part One

    It is a question that many Pirates fans want answered. When, exactly, will the front office sink some significant resources into the major league product? The Pirates’ best players in 2010 are mostly in their pre-arbitration years, which naturally keeps the payroll low. But for now,...

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