• Exploring the Arsenal – Dallas Keuchel

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Starling Marte Has Been Ready And Waiting

    Starling Marte stands in front of his motto. The Starling Marte era is about to begin for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which means that many more of you will be getting to see what I have been lucky enough to be watching all season: an outstanding player who can be a star for...

  • First Pitch: Why I Don’t Think the Pirates Are Done After Marte Promotion

    After it was announced that Starling Marte would be promoted tomorrow, I started getting the following question on Twitter: Do you think the Pirates will make any more moves now that Starling Marte is up? My answer: yes. My reasoning: look at the pitching. The pitching staff has been strong this year....

  • It’s Starling Marte Time: What to Love and What to Fear

    Starling Marte will arrive tomorrow. We can put the #FreeStarlingMarte hash tags away. Mission accomplished. I've been saying one thing about Marte since his hot streak at the end of June: let's be patient. Everyone wanted to call him up after he exploded for nine games at the end of June. My...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Ryan Dempster

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • First Pitch: Why I Don’t Like the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

    I thought a lot about Wandy Rodriguez tonight. I really didn't have any other choice. I was driving down to Florida today, which is a 13 hour trip from Virginia. The main purpose of that trip is helping my parents move to Orlando tomorrow. The second part of the trip will be...

  • The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

    Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Wandy Rodriguez

    Exploring the Arsenal usually runs before each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. This is a bonus installment of the series, giving you an idea of what to expect from the newly acquired Wandy Rodriguez. The chart below shows the horizontal...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Paul Maholm

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Jose Tabata Struggling in Triple-A Since Demotion

    The Pittsburgh Pirates demoted Jose Tabata to Triple-A in early July in order to reignite his game and to get him back on track. The organization got to a point during the season that they had enough of Tabata's miscues in the field and struggles at the plate that they decided to send him...

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