First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton
Jun21

First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton

“Being a consumer is like a job. You have to make sure you get the best one. If you get a Blu-Ray player, you gotta do research. You gotta look at reviews of a player. You’ve gotta go on Amazon and read a really long review, written by an insane person, who’s been dead for months. Because he shot his wife and then himself, after explaining to you that the remote is counter intuitive. ‘It’s got really...

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Polanco, Taillon Could Get Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Pirates Should Do It
Jun20

Polanco, Taillon Could Get Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Pirates Should Do It

The Pirates are 24th in baseball in runs scored. The combined OPS of their right fielder is last in the National League. Giancarlo Stanton is one of baseball’s best right fielders. Even if you didn’t read the headline, you see where I am going with this. ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield put the situation more simply in his first line: “The Pittsburgh Pirates need Giancarlo Stanton.” Check out...

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Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System
Jun18

Analyzing the Recent Chain of Promotions in the Minor League System

We’ve reached the half way point in the minor league season, which usually means a few things. It means you’ve got new draft picks entering the system, with almost all of those guys going to the short-season leagues. It means you’ve got those short-season leagues starting up. And it means you’re going to start seeing a lot of promotions throughout the minors. The Pirates saw a lot of promotions over the last...

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Prospect Notebook: Huntington Explains the Polanco, Pimentel, and Kingham Promotions

In the last week the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted Gregory Polanco, Nick Kingham, and Stolmy Pimentel. Today at PNC Park, Neal Huntington explained to reporters what led to those decisions from each individual player. Gregory Polanco Polanco was one of the biggest breakout hitters in all of minor league baseball last year. He followed that up with a .312/.364/.472 line in 218 at-bats in the Florida State League this year, which is...

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Prospect Watch: Polanco Collects Three Hits In Altoona Debut

Top Pitcher: Casey Sadler, Top Hitter: Matt Hague, Home Runs: Jarek Cunningham, Brett Carroll, Matt Hague, Dilson Herrera, Jerry Sands

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