Pirates Add Kevin Young and Grady Little to the Front Office
Dec08

Pirates Add Kevin Young and Grady Little to the Front Office

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made two additions to the front office today. Bill Brink first reported that the team added former first baseman Kevin Young as a special assistant to the baseball operations staff. Kevin Young has joined #Pirates' baseball operations staff as a special assistant. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) December 8, 2014 The first thing you usually think about with Young is how his extension really hurt the...

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A decade ago: Spending money to make money

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 both Florida and Arizona.   At least, I suppose that is probably an accurate description of most Major League Baseball towns across America. In Pittsburgh, late...

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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 some of my all-time favorite Pirates games.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 1990

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. The Pirates received pick number 27 in the first round, and pick number 83 in the third round from the Dodgers as compensation for losing Jim Gott. The Pirates gave up the 45th pick in the 2nd round to the Yankees for signing Walt Terrell. The pick was used on Robert Eenhoorn. The Pirates gave up the 78th pick in the 3rd round to the Twins for signing Wally Backman. The pick was used on Jamie...

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