All posts tagged "Jay Bell"

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Expected to Stay Internal in Search For Hitting Coach

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to stay internal in their search for a...

  • Analysis
    Reds Hire Jay Bell as a Bench Coach

    The Cincinnati Reds have hired Jay Bell away from the Pirates to be their bench coach, according...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: For Garrett Jones, C’est La Vie

    Garrett Jones wasn’t happy this week. While hitting .119 for the month of August entering last night’s...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: What Could Be the Solution to the RISP Problem?

    We've talked a lot this week about the issue of hitting with runners in scoring position. I've...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Platooning Alvarez? Hurdle Says “No Way”

    It was a great privilege to cover the Pirates this past weekend at Dodger Stadium. The team’s offense still has to make some drastic improvements to consistently score runs, and before I left Chavez Ravine, I asked some of the players and coaches how that will happen. No Platoon for Pedro Any...

  • 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...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 25

    Light date for Pittsburgh Pirates history, one former player born on this date and one partial trade. I say partial trade because the deal was originally started in November of 1988 when the Pirates traded infielder Denny Gonzalez to the Cleveland Indians. The deal was announced as also including a player to...

  • Pirates History
    A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

    After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my teenage eyes the worst three years imaginable. 1984, 1985 and 1986 saw the Pirates finish dead last each season. Back then, I thought that three year stretch of...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 13

    On this date in 2001 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded starting pitcher Todd Ritchie and minor leaguer Lee Evans to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for pitchers Josh Fogg, Kip Wells and Sean Lowe. For Fogg the date has double meaning as it is also his birthday. Ritchie, who was 30 at...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 11

    On this date in 1975 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitchers Ken Brett, Dock Ellis and rookie second baseman Willie Randolph to the New York Yankees for pitcher Doc Medich. Ellis went 96-80 in eight seasons in Pittsburgh, he was 30 at the time of the trade and went just 8-9 with a...

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