Game 6 Recap: Correia Sharp as Bucs Best Birds

This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations. The Pirates starter and winner on Opening Day made his second outstanding start of the year. Correia limited St. Louis to five hits and two walks in seven shutout innings to run his record to 2-0 and drop his ERA to 1.38. If there is a concern it is the lack of production. The Pirates collected five extra...

Read More

Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from complete.  Today, I updated the future payroll commitments chart, with the salaries, years of control, and arbitration years for the 2012-2015...

Read More

Game 1 Recap: McCutchen and Walker Power Pirates to Win

If there is one trend the Pittsburgh Pirates have had over the years, it’s that they haven’t capitalized when the opposing pitcher is on the ropes.  Today, with the Chicago Cubs leading 2-0, and Ryan Dempster struggling in the fifth inning, that wasn’t the case. Ryan Doumit started off the inning with a single, and moved to second when Garrett Jones grounded out to third.  Ronny Cedeno fought back from a 1-2 count to...

Read More

The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market

This is part two of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 The Pirates have been no strangers to trades over the last few years.  In 2008 and 2009 they blew the team up, trading almost every player off the 25-man roster.  In 2010 the trades weren’t as extreme, although...

Read More

The Process of Calling Up A Player From Minor League Camp

On Sunday, Kevin Correia made his first Spring Training start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, going up against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Correia reached his pitch count limit with one out in the second inning, and was pulled for Ryan Beckman. Most Pirates fans hadn’t heard of Beckman prior to this outing.  The 6′ 4″, 185 pound right hander was drafted by the Pirates in the 18th round of the 2009 draft.  In 2010 he pitched in...

Read More
Page 18 of 23« First...10...1617181920...Last »