All posts tagged "Clint Barmes"

  • Analysis
    Pirates Need to Get the Bottom of the Lineup Going

    Clint Barmes PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When signing veterans Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the offseason, the Pirates expected more from them than the numbers they've put up so far this season. Barmes and Barajas also expected more out of themselves. The Pirates need to get the bottom of the lineup going....

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Strikes Out 11 and Alvarez Homers in 6-3 Win Over Cardinals

    The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided the sweep and won game three at Busch Stadium on Thursday afternoon, 6-2, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Lefty Erik Bedard picked up his second win as a Bucco and Pedro Alvarez continued to swing a hot bat with his seventh homer of the season as the club...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Rally Off Rockies Bullpen in 5-4 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates bats have struggled for most of the season. Entering game action, the Bucs were hitting at just a .202 clip, which is worst in the Majors. But the bats came out swinging off the Colorado Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night at PNC Park. For the first just...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Starting Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a .244 batting average during the 2011 season -- .247 average in the 1st half, .241 in the 2nd half. Over the offseason, the Pirates signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year deal, and catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract with an option for 2013. The...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Barajas, Barmes Defense Helping Club

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Over the offseason, the Pirates were looking to upgrade their defense both at shortstop and behind the plate. Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas signed with Pittsburgh, and so far this spring they have made the staff better. Barmes, 33, signed a two-year deal in November. Since 2003, Barmes has...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 6

    For the second day in a row we have a current Pittsburgh Pirates player celebrating a birthday before he actually played a game for the team. Shortstop Clint Barmes, who signed with the Pirates as a free agent in November 2011, turns 33 today. Just like yesterday with Kent Tekulve, we have...

  • 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?

  • Top Stories
    Interviews from Piratefest – Clint Barmes and Chris Resop

    Pirates Prospects and other blogs were able to interview Pirate players and front office people last night at Piratefest. These are the highlights from Clint Barmes and Chris Resop.

  • Top Stories
    Where Can the Pirates Add An Impact Player?

    With the signing of Clint Barmes this past week, the Pittsburgh Pirates made their second move to upgrade the 2012 team from the team we saw in 2011.  But if you’re expecting a huge upgrade, you’re probably going to be disappointed. Anyone who takes a look at the available options at catcher...

  • Analysis
    Clint Barmes Conference Call Notes

    Clint Barmes and Neal Huntington spoke with the media earlier via conference call about the signing of Barmes to a two year deal, which was made official today.  Here are some notes from the call: Clint Barmes On Clint Hurdle: "A chance to play under (Clint Hurdle) again, and knowing him and...

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