Search results for "Edwin Jackson"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: This Year is Different Because of the Depth

    Jeanmar Gomez represents the biggest strength of the 2013 Pirates. (Photo Credit: David Hague) After recording the podcast today, I was talking with James and Tom about depth. We were specifically talking about the Dodgers, and how despite their mega payroll, they don't really have a good team. They've had a lot...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Draft Compensation System is Still Broken

    Last year the Collective Bargaining Agreement introduced some changes to the free agent compensation system. The system was overhauled, drastically reducing the amount of compensation picks that would be awarded. Here were the key changes: **Previously there were Type A and Type B free agents. A player was eligible for compensation if...

  • News and Rumors
    The Market for Starting Pitchers — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, and Trades

    A look at the starting pitcher options available in free agency, non tenders, and potential trades.

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Is the Pitching Staff Set?

    The latest 2012 recap was the look at the starting pitchers. The last few years the Pirates have pursued a big free agent pitcher over the off-season. In 2010 they went after Jorge de la Rosa. Last year they went after Edwin Jackson. In each case the Pirates were turned down. Looking...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: What Would The Rays Do?

    For me, the model franchise for small market teams is the Tampa Bay Rays. That's probably the case for a lot of other people, and for good reason. The Rays broke out in 2008, winning 97 games and the competitive AL East. Four teams in that division won 86 or more games,...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McCutchen’s Power is Just Fine

    A month into the 2012 season, all eyes were on Andrew McCutchen and the fact that he had not yet gone deep for a home run. Game after game, McCutchen continued to pick up hits, doubles, swiping bases, but his lack of long ball power started to raise some concern outside the...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Harper Phenom; Walker Batting Second; Slump Busting Activities

    With the Washington Nationals coming into town, everyone eyes are on Bryce Harper. The young phenom, who was the Nats first overall pick in the 2010 draft, has only appeared in eight big league games, but he's showing off his incredible skill set. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle knows something about being a...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Nationals’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

  • Analysis
    Photos From Today’s B-Game

    Here are some photos of the pitchers in today's B-game at Pirate City: Chris Leroux Daniel Cabrera Duke Welker Evan Meek Mike Crotta Scott Baker The only other time I took a picture of an opposing starter was when I took a picture of Edwin Jackson at PNC Park last year. The...

  • Analysis
    3 Things Still On Huntington’s To-Do List

    Back in October, there was doom and gloom about the 2011 offseason from not only fans, but also writers that follow the Pirates closely.  At the time, I consistently said that it was OCTOBER and you can't write the story for the upcoming offseason when it hasn't...ya know....started. At the time, there...

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