First Pitch: Are Teams Really Spending the New TV Revenues?
Jan31

First Pitch: Are Teams Really Spending the New TV Revenues?

One of the biggest topics in baseball this year is how teams will be getting $25-27 M per year due to the new national TV revenues. That originally led to a lot of assumptions that teams would go crazy with the new money. As far as individual teams, it led to “they have $18-27 M extra to spend”, with the variance depending on how much you believed MLB was holding back from teams. I took the same approach early in the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #2 – Jameson Taillon
Jan30

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #2 – Jameson Taillon

The Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2014 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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First Pitch: Pirates Could Soon be the Best Team in Baseball
Jan30

First Pitch: Pirates Could Soon be the Best Team in Baseball

Keith Law’s top 100 prospects came out today, which is the third top 100 list that came out in the last week. MLB.com released their top 100 last week, and Baseball Prospectus released their top 101 on Monday. Each set of rankings led to different results for each player, which happens with any group of rankings. Wanting to get some sort of a consensus on each player, I decided to average the rankings, then take the median of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #3 – Tyler Glasnow
Jan29

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Top Prospects: #3 – Tyler Glasnow

The Pirates Prospects 2014 Prospect Guide is now on sale. The book features prospect reports on everyone in the system, the 2014 top 50 prospects, and the most comprehensive coverage of the Pirates’ farm system that you can find.  While the top 50 prospects are exclusive to the book, we will be releasing the top 20 prospects over the next few weeks.  Be sure to purchase your copy of the book on the products page of the site. To recap...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Broadcast Schedule
Jan29

Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released their Spring Training broadcast schedule. Games will be shown on Root Sports and webcast on Pirates.com, along with radio broadcasts on 93.7 The Fan. The schedule for each outlet is below. Root Sports Sunday, March 9 – Boston Red Sox, 1:05 PM Monday, March 17 – New York Yankees, 1:05 PM *Wednesday, March 19 – Boston Red Sox, 7:05 PM *Friday, March 21 – New York Yankees, 7:05...

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Pirates Have Seven in Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects
Jan29

Pirates Have Seven in Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects

Keith Law is the latest to release his top 100 prospect list, with his list available here for ESPN Insider subscribers. Law had seven Pirates in his top 100, which is the same amount as Baseball Prospectus, and one more than MLB.com. The top ranked Pirates prospect was Gregory Polanco, who came in at number 13. That’s the same ranking that MLB.com had, and higher than BP’s ranking of 24. Next up was Tyler Glasnow, who...

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