Looking at the Pirates Pitching Depth With Jameson Taillon Out For the Year
Apr06

Looking at the Pirates Pitching Depth With Jameson Taillon Out For the Year

Depth was a big reason why the Pittsburgh Pirates had a strong rotation in 2013. They had a lot of injuries, but it seemed like every time they had an injury come up, they had a Major League ready pitcher to step into the rotation and take over. One of the biggest boosts last year was Gerrit Cole, who was pitching like an ace by the end of the year. The hope was that Jameson Taillon would arrive by mid-season 2014 and do the same...

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Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League
Apr06

Pirates Have Four Players Among Youngest In Their League

J.J Cooper from Baseball America posted the lists of the ten youngest players in each league and four players in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system made the top ten in their league. Gregory Polanco is the sixth youngest in the International League. Alen Hanson ranks ninth in the Eastern League. Jin-De Jhang ranks tenth in the Florida State League. You won’t see Reese McGuire on the list(unless it gets updated), but he is...

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The Pirates Destroy the Cardinals 12-2, as Told Through Photos
Apr05

The Pirates Destroy the Cardinals 12-2, as Told Through Photos

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a big win over the St. Louis Cardinals last night, taking the opening game of the series with a 12-2 victory. Pirates Prospects photographer David Hague was on hand for the event, and captured a lot of great photos. For the full album of pictures, check out David’s page. Here are the big moments from last nights game, told through David’s photos. The tarp was on the field, and delayed the start...

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The New Revenue in MLB Didn’t Lead to a Big Increase in Payrolls
Apr01

The New Revenue in MLB Didn’t Lead to a Big Increase in Payrolls

All off-season there was discussion about the new money that was coming into Major League Baseball. The amounts vary, but most sources had each team getting an additional $20 M in revenues each year, starting in 2014. This led to the idea that teams would be seeing a major increase in payroll starting in 2014. USA Today has released their Opening Day payrolls for the 2014 season, which allows us to compare those payrolls to the 2013...

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Andrew McCutchen’s “This is SportsCenter” Commercial (Video)
Mar31

Andrew McCutchen’s “This is SportsCenter” Commercial (Video)

If there’s one thing that I feel makes a good “This is SportsCenter” commercial, it’s the use of mascots. This one does an excellent job with that. Also, “#PlundertheLox” might have to be a new saying after McCutchen hits a home run.

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Opening Day Payroll
Mar31

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Opening Day Payroll

USA Today has released┬átheir 2014 salary database, giving us a look at the league minimum salaries and the salary for Travis Ishikawa ($1 M). That is always the final thing needed for┬áthe 2014 40-man payroll page. I’ve updated the payroll page with the new numbers, and the Pirates will be entering the season with an estimated payroll of just under $75 M. Click the 40-man link to view the details. A few notes: **The payroll...

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