All posts tagged "Jason Kendall"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 26- Part One

    With seven former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, we split the daily article into two today. For the first one, we take a look at two of the better players in team history, Jason Kendall and Bill Robinson. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a game...

  • Analysis
    The unstoppable, inaccurate narrative surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates

    One of the most common misconceptions about the Pittsburgh Pirates is that they have an extensive history of developing good baseball players and then trading them once they reach their prime and become expensive. I have written about this myth in the past, but I figured now would be a good time...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

    Brian Burres’ outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with...

  • Analysis
    A decade ago: Spending money to make money

    A lost talent It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in...

  • Analysis
    Classic Pirates memories, Win Expectancy style

    While glancing at the Win Expectancy chart for last night’s Yankees-Rangers game, I realized that FanGraphs also has these charts for historical games. Although I already knew that, I had never taken the time to sift through some older games. Here is a look at...

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