First Pitch: Charlie Morton is Comparable to Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb
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First Pitch: Charlie Morton is Comparable to Derek Lowe and Brandon Webb

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about how Charlie Morton is under-rated. It won’t be the last time either. All summer, even before he returned from Tommy John rehab, I’ve been on the Morton bandwagon. At times it was lonely. At times it looked like there was no room left. All throughout the season I felt that Morton was a very under-rated pitcher. I still feel the same way, even after he finished with a...

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Non-Tender Trade Candidate — Mike Aviles

The Pirates may be able to explore the potentially non-tendered player market for additions to the 2012 major league team.

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Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Braves’ Probable Starting Pitchers (Part 2)

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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Potential Off-Season Targets: Starting Pitchers

Last week I reviewed the off-season needs for the Pirates, noting that the team could use at least one starting pitcher among their needs on the external market.  Yesterday I looked over the future payroll commitments to see what the Pirates could afford to spend on any external additions.  The result was that the Pirates can afford to spend $8-10 M on two different players, without going over $50 M in payroll over the next few...

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Bucs Drop Another to Atlanta as Bullpen Blows One

Atlanta scored twice in the 7th when Yunel Escobar hit a bases loaded single. Those two tallied put the Braves up 4-3 and that’s how it stayed. Ross Ohlendorf pitched into the 7th, but was relieved by Sean Burnett after giving up a leadoff single. Two bunts (one for a single and one for a sacrifice) and one IBB later, Burnett was lifted for Jesse Chavez. Escobar delivered his knock before Chipper Jones hit into an inning ending...

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