Will the Pirates See Any Drop Off Going From Travis Snider to Andrew Lambo?
Jan30

Will the Pirates See Any Drop Off Going From Travis Snider to Andrew Lambo?

About two and a half years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded for Travis Snider in a move that wasn’t received well by a lot of Pirates fans. Earlier this week the Pirates traded Snider away, in another move that wasn’t very popular. This wasn’t the first time that the Pirates have received criticism both when they’ve added a player, and when they’ve lost a player. But the fact that a lot of Pirates fans...

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The Other Tall, Hard-Throwing Pirates Pitcher Returning From Tommy John Surgery
Jan26

The Other Tall, Hard-Throwing Pirates Pitcher Returning From Tommy John Surgery

Jameson Taillon became the biggest profile Tommy John case for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014, but another top pitching prospect also underwent the procedure. Clay Holmes went down a few weeks before Taillon, undergoing the surgery in mid-March. Holmes doesn’t have the same skills as Taillon, but he is a promising pitching prospect to follow, rating this year as the 17th best prospect in the system. Just like Taillon, Holmes has...

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New MLB Commissioner Wants to End Defensive Shifts
Jan25

New MLB Commissioner Wants to End Defensive Shifts

When Rob Manfred was named commissioner, it was said that he was mostly a continuation of Bud Selig, with similar approaches to the game. Under Selig, the game was constantly in favor of big market teams, and it seemed like every time a small market team found an advantage, it was taken away. It looks like the more things change, the more they stay the same, as Manfred is following that path. This week marks the end of Selig’s...

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Starling Marte Ranks Near the Top Among All Left Fielders
Jan22

Starling Marte Ranks Near the Top Among All Left Fielders

On MLB Network, they are in the middle of their Top Ten Right Now, ranking the top ten players for each position in the Majors. On Thursday night, they did both the right fielders and left fielders. Gregory Polanco wasn’t even mentioned for right field, which shouldn’t be a surprise based on how deep the position is and his prolonged slump, plus no track record. For left fielders, Starling Marte was ranked fourth overall....

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Pirates Will Play the Cardinals on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball This Year
Jan22

Pirates Will Play the Cardinals on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball This Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a few schedule changes for the upcoming season, due to a few games being moved to national TV. The affected games are as follows. **Saturday, July 11 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals has been changed from 4:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. and will be an exclusive FOX national telecast. **Sunday, July 12 game vs. the St. Louis Cardinals has been selected by ESPN for its exclusive National Sunday Night Baseball...

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Pirates Ranked Fifth Overall By Buster Olney
Jan19

Pirates Ranked Fifth Overall By Buster Olney

Buster Olney has been providing his top ten rankings in various categories over the last week and the Pittsburgh Pirates have received some very favorable ratings, so their overall ranking shouldn’t surprise anyone. On Monday morning, he posted his top ten teams in baseball and had the Pirates fifth overall. The balance of power has swayed to the National League this year, as the Los Angeles Dodgers, Washington Nationals and St...

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