Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Yankees

The Pirates play the Yankees today in their first real Spring Training game after the 6-1 revenge victory over the Hated Manatees, who are better known now as the State College of Florida.  The game today will be available on MLB.TV, MLB Network, and XM channel 176.  For those of you who don’t have any of those options, you can join the live blog below at game time to follow along with other Pirates bloggers and fans....

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Do the Pirates need an ace?

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times had an article looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates, more specifically, the pitching heading in to the 2010 season.  The article included the following quote from Neal Huntington: “On paper, we do like our rotation, with Brad Lincoln coming up behind them,” said General Manager Neal Huntington. “You look at Charlie Morton, and he had one start in Chicago where he gave up 10 runs in one inning....

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Where is Jose Tabata’s power?

Jose Tabata shows a glimpse of his hidden power in today’s batting practice session.

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Revisiting the Nate McLouth trade

I understand why the Nate McLouth trade incensed many Pirate fans. McLouth was a quality player and a fan favorite. He was one of my favorites, too. But once we get past the emotional reaction, we see that the trade of McLouth, along with the subsequent acquisition of Lastings Milledge, did not exactly hurt the Pirates.

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BUCCO Fans Player Pages

Over the next month I will be working on player pages for all of the players in the Pittsburgh Pirates system.  I finished the template today, so now it’s only a matter of entering the information for each player (my count is 260 players, not counting the NRI guys who aren’t technically in the system). Here’s a little preview of the players I have a page for.  Let me know what you think.  My goal is to...

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