• Pirates Pregame: Alvarez, Barmes Sit Against Gallardo

    Pedro Alvarez and Clint Barmes will both sit today in favor of Brandon Inge and recently-recalled Jordy Mercer. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the move was made because Alvarez and Barmes historically have struggled against Milwaukee starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo. Clint Barmes is out of the lineup against the Brewers and pitcher...

  • Pirates Pregame: Martin Back in the Lineup

    Russell Martin is back in the lineup for the Pirates tonight, playing catcher and hitting seventh. Martin said the soreness in his neck that has kept him out of a handful of recent games is gone. "There was soreness in there. you can play through some soreness but when it's your neck...

  • Andy Oliver Named the International League Pitcher of the Week

    Andy Oliver was named the International League pitcher of the week. Andy Oliver made two starts last week for the Indianapolis Indians, and combined to give up one earned run in 11 innings, allowing just five hits, and posting an 11:10 K/BB ratio. For the pair of starts, Oliver was named the...

  • Anthony Rizzo’s Extension is a Good Guide For Starling Marte

    Anthony Rizzo's extension is a good guide for Starling Marte. Photo Credit: David Hague On Saturday I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates should extend Starling Marte, giving a price guide for a potential deal. Last night the Chicago Cubs extended first baseman Anthony Rizzo on a seven year, $41 M deal...

  • Pirates Should Extend Starling Marte – And Here’s a Price Guide

    The Pirates should extend Starling Marte. Photo credit: David Hague I was discussing Starling Marte on Twitter this afternoon with Travis Sawchik of the Trib and Charlie of Bucs Dugout, and we got on the topic of extensions. Marte currently has less than a year of service time, and at the end...

  • Francisco Liriano Could Be a Difference Maker For the Pirates

    Francisco Liriano could be a difference maker for the Pirates. Francisco Liriano will be making his Pittsburgh Pirates debut today, going up against the New York Mets. The Pirates agreed to sign Liriano over the off-season to a two-year, $12.75 M deal. Shortly after the agreement, Liriano broke his right (non-throwing) arm....

  • Projection Systems See Pirates Finishing Just Over .500

    FanGraphs projects Andrew McCutchen to finish the season with a 5.4 WAR. (Photo Credit: David Hague) FanGraphs unveiled two new features Thursday, depth charts and projected standings. Supreme Overlord of FanGraphs (unofficial title) Dave Cameron explains how they work and how to use them. The key takeaway is that the standings use a...

  • Jeanmar Gomez to Start on Sunday

    Jeanmar Gomez will start on Sunday. Photo Credit: David Hague Jeanmar Gomez's start last night appears to have bought him an additional start. Michael Sanserino reports that the right-hander will also get the start on Sunday. https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/332141494628659202 I went over the options to replace James McDonald yesterday, and noted that Gomez and...

  • What To Do With Jordy Mercer When Neil Walker Returns?

    What should the Pirates do with Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns? Neil Walker is starting a rehab assignment with the Altoona Curve on Thursday, and could be in line to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates over the weekend. Walker being out has created an opportunity for Jordy Mercer to get some playing...

  • Who Could Take James McDonald’s Spot in the Rotation?

    Andy Oliver could be an option to take over for James McDonald. The Pittsburgh Pirates had Jeanmar Gomez in the rotation after dropping Jonathan Sanchez last week. Gomez was expected to be replaced this weekend by Francisco Liriano. Today, James McDonald went on the 15-day disabled list, which put Gomez back in...

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