All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Alvarez, McCutchen Seeing Good Results with New Batting Stances

    BRADENTON -- Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen both tweaked their batting stances this offseason. McCutchen hit just .216 after the second half of the season in 2011 after a strong first half that named him to the National League All-Star team. Alvarez appeared in just 74 games with Pittsburgh with a .191 average...

  • Analysis
    Oddly Comforted By A $10M Gap

    Yesterday's news cycle brought word that Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates are approximately $10M apart on terms of a contract.  That is a boatload of money is any situation, but I'm somewhat relieved that McCutchen and his agent Steve Hammond are looking at Justin Upton and Jay Bruce's deals as benchmarks. Those...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    McCutchen Learned From Ups and Downs to Get Stronger

      BRADENTON -- The 2011 season was like a tale of two season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After being at the top of the National League Central for the first four months of the season, the team struggled for the final two months. However, learning from those struggles can ultimately make 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...

  • Top Stories
    Updated Value of a Win & How It Relates to Andrew McCutchen

    A recent piece on Fangraphs re-establishes the value of the cost per win on the free agent market. How does this affect the decision by the Pirates this past off-season and going forward with Andrew McCutchen?

  • Analysis
    McCutchen chats on Intentional Talk

    Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen had a skype interview on Intentional Talk today on MLB Network. Hosts Chris Rose and Kevin Millar kept it fun and light, not really talking much about the season. Here’s a few of the highlights: On getting anxious for spring training: “I’m ready to get started. I’ve...

  • Top Stories
    Andrew McCutchen’s Extension Value

    One of the big topics this off-season is whether the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend their top player, Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen is entering his final year of league minimum pay. He will be arbitration eligible in 2013, and will be eligible for free agency after the 2015 season if no extension is reached....

  • Analysis
    Andrew McCutchen Ranks Second Among 25 and Under Players

    Keith Law released a ranking of baseball's best players who are 25 and under. The list doesn't include anyone who has lost their Rookie of the Year eligibility, so most top prospects were not included.  Andrew McCutchen was ranked second on the list, trailing only Justin Upton. Law noted that McCutchen doesn't...

  • Top Stories
    Why an Andrew McCutchen Deal Would Be Impossible

    Earlier we heard a rumor from Keith Law that the Pittsburgh Pirates would listen on center fielder Andrew McCutchen.  Since that report came out, we’ve heard from Dejan Kovacevic that the Pirates aren’t trading McCutchen and have no intention of doing so.  Law’s report never said the team was shopping McCutchen, just...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Would Listen on Andrew McCutchen

    Keith Law of ESPN hears that the Pittsburgh Pirates don't consider Andrew McCutchen untouchable, and would listen to offers for the center fielder.  McCutchen just finished his second full season in the majors, hitting for a .259/.364/.456 line with 23 homers in 572 at-bats.  He's currently the only impact player on the...

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