First Pitch: Breaking Down The Musical Chair of Relievers
Jun02

First Pitch: Breaking Down The Musical Chair of Relievers

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a busy day of moves. None of the moves were major, but a set of three moves led to the Pirates playing musical chairs with relief pitchers, and ending up with a first round compensation pick in the process. First, the Pirates traded Bryan Morris to the Marlins, receiving the 39th pick in next week’s draft. Then they called up Casey Sadler to replace Morris on the roster. To cap it off, they claimed...

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Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up
May19

Week In Review: Pirates Revert Back, Polanco Stays Down, Draft News Picks Up

If you want a summary of the last week in 140 characters or less, then Ed Giles has you covered with this tweet from Saturday night. The old Bucs are back! Terrible vs. Milwaukee, bad in interleague, terrible on road. Tough to counter the view 2013 was a fluke right now. — Ed Giles (@InClementeWthr) May 17, 2014 I don’t know if I agree with the last sentence. I don’t think the 2013 season and the 2014 season have to...

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First Pitch: Thoughts on Decker, Wandy, Worley, Glasnow, 2014 Draft
May11

First Pitch: Thoughts on Decker, Wandy, Worley, Glasnow, 2014 Draft

The Brent Morel promotion was a strange one. The Pirates probably only needed an extra hitter for the three game series against the Cardinals this weekend, assuming Andrew Lambo could return early next week. None of the available hitters on the 40-man roster have had a good season, with the exception of Gregory Polanco, who won’t be called up until the Super 2 deadline passes. I don’t know what the Pirates knew regarding...

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First Pitch: A Busy Day For 2014 Drafts
May09

First Pitch: A Busy Day For 2014 Drafts

Today was a big day for draft news on the site. No, not the NFL draft. The Pittsburgh Steelers took linebacker Ryan Shazier in the first round. If you want to read about that, you should check out the writeup by my friend, Dave Bryan, at Steelers Depot. No, I’m talking about the MLB draft. It’s now a month away, and that’s probably why there was so much news on the subject today. Baseball America released their first...

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Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin
Feb16

Week In Review: Spring Training and 2014 Draft Coverage Begin

The Pirates started Spring Training this week, with workouts beginning on Thursday. For all of the Spring Training coverage, both now and throughout the pre-season, check out our Spring Training page. We started the week with previews of all four position groups: The Infield, The Outfield, The Rotation, and The Bullpen. One of the big question marks has been first base. The Pirates don’t have a guarantee with Andrew Lambo, but...

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