Trades Were Never Going to Help This Streaky Offense
Sep18

Trades Were Never Going to Help This Streaky Offense

In the last two days the Pirates have been one hit and lost a 5-2 game against the San Diego Padres. That’s the same San Diego team that is 70-80 this season, and 29-47 on the road. There was a time this year where the lack of offense the last two nights would have been met with loud cries of “Trade for a bat!”, with no regard for the cost of that bat. That time was actually a few weeks ago, before the Pirates added...

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Pirates Name Andrew Lambo and Tyler Glasnow Player and Pitcher of the Year
Sep16

Pirates Name Andrew Lambo and Tyler Glasnow Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year awards today. Andrew Lambo was named the Player of the Year, while Tyler Glasnow was named the Pitcher of the Year. We came to the same conclusions with the Pirates Prospects Player and Pitcher of the year awards last week. The difference is that Lambo and Glasnow get an actual award from the Pirates, plus their name on a plaque at Pirate City....

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Wandy Rodriguez Expected to Pick Up His Player Option
Sep16

Wandy Rodriguez Expected to Pick Up His Player Option

Wandy Rodriguez put up some good numbers with the Pittsburgh Pirates in the last year. After the trade that brought him over from Houston he posted a 3.72 ERA in 75 innings. The 2012 season was also the fourth year in a row that Rodriguez went 190+ innings in a season. Because he was traded, his 2014 option year turned from a team option to a player option. That gave him the opportunity to opt out, collect the $2.5 M buyout, and hit...

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Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations
Sep16

Tyler Glasnow Exceeded Baseball Prospectus Expectations

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus put up a Monday Morning Ten Pack today with ten prospects who exceeded Baseball Prospectus expectations this year. The third prospect mentioned on the list was Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitching prospect Tyler Glasnow, who has been getting a lot of national attention lately. Glasnow finished his first full season in West Virginia with a 2.18 ERA and 164 strikeouts in 111 innings of work. Parks...

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Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team
Sep12

Tyler Glasnow Named to Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Baseball America released their 2013 minor league All-Stars today. Tyler Glasnow was the only Pirates prospect on the list, being named to the second team All-Stars. Glasnow is joined by top pitcher Taijuan Walker on the second team, with the first team having Archie Bradley and C.J. Edwards, among others. The Pirates haven’t had a history of putting players on this list. J.R. House was on the catcher list in 2000. Steve Pearce...

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The Pittsburgh Pirates need to not only win the NL Central…
Sep11

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to not only win the NL Central…

The Pirates picked up win no. 82 on Monday, another stepping stone toward a playoff berth that’s becoming more and more likely with each passing day. On the morning of Sept. 11, everything looks pretty good at the moment as indicated by the current NL Central standings. St. Louis Cardinals: 84-60, 99.8 percent playoff odds Pittsburgh Pirates: 83-61, 99.1 percent playoff odds Cincinnati Reds: 82-64, 98 percent playoff odds...

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