All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Center Field

    The Pirates watched as Andrew McCutchen put together an impressive 2012 season while roaming center field. When he wasn't hitting a career-high 31 bombs --which lead the team -- or setting another career-high in batting average (.327), McCutchen was showing off his speed in the spacious outfield by making diving plays. The...

  • Analysis
    McCutchen Showing Signs of Sparking on Offense

    Despite the offensive struggles from the Pirates over the past several weeks, Andrew McCutchen looks like he's getting back on track. And the team needs him to do so. Pittsburgh has lost 21 of their past 30 games, which includes a four game losing streak after Cincinnati walked off in extras on Monday night....

  • Analysis
    Hurdle Doesn’t Believe McCutchen is Repeating 2011 Second-Half Slump

    Andrew McCutchen has had an impressive 2012 season. So much in fact that when Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle was asked about the All-Star center fielder, he said he was one of the most intelligent players he's ever worked with in the 35-plus seasons he's spent in professional baseball. "I don’t think I’ve ever met...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Tosses Solid Outing; Plans With Wilson Haven’t Changed

    Wandy Rodriguez didn’t impress over his first four starts with Pittsburgh after being traded from Houston. The left-hander posted a 5.58 ERA over 24.2 innings, before taking the mound at PNC Park on Friday. Not having started since the 15th, Rodriguez did pitch two innings of relief in the Bucs 19-inning marathon...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: The Other Side of Team Friendly Extensions

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed two outfielders to extensions in the last year. It was exactly one year ago today that the Pirates extended Jose Tabata to a six year, $15 M deal with three option years that could bring the deal to nine years and $37.25 M. Coincidentally, Tabata will join...

  • Analysis
    The Batting Title is Andrew McCutchen’s to Lose

    Andrew McCutchen is currently in the lead for the batting title in the National League, and his .359 average leads the majors. The biggest threat to his league leading average this year has been Melky Cabrera, who currently has a .346 average. But today it was announced by Major League Baseball that...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: No Quitting in the Bucs During Rough Stretch

    The Pirates are going through a rough stretch. After getting shutout 11-0 to Los Angeles on Tuesday, Manager Clint Hurdle said “it is our worst patch of play probably during the season.” While the starting staff and bullpen has been struggling, the offense hasn’t been able to click consistently either. The club...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Early Season Bedard Shows Up in Pirates Win

    Erik Bedard had two solid outings out of the chute of the All-Star break. The left-hander struggled in the month of June and beginning of July to end the first half of the season.  Bedard used the break to make some adjustments. Pittsburgh also shuffled the rotation in the second half bumping Bedard in the...

  • Analysis
    Andrew McCutchen Has the Second Most Team Friendly Deal in Baseball

    Jeff Passan at Yahoo Sports took a look at the ten most team friendly deals in the game. With the season Andrew McCutchen is having this year, combined with his contract extension last off-season, it should be expected that he'd be on this list. Passan ended up rating him as the second...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Throws Another Gem; McCutchen, Walker Tie Career Highs in Homers

    A.J. Burnett took the mound at 84 pitches in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park looking to notch his second straight complete game for Pittsburgh. Not since April 12 against the Phillies and April 17 against the Mets in 2005  had Burnett tossed back-to-back complete games. After retiring his first...

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