Thinking about Neil Walker
Minor League Ball
John Sickels

I'm interested in the observations of Pirates fans or others who have seen him play this year. Is he getting lucky, or has he made genuine progress? I don't know, and I'd like to see what others think.
 
McDonald pitching like an ace for Pittsburgh
FanGraphs
Jack Moore

All of that talent, however, is in the form of position players, and that, at least partially, explains why the Pirates have allowed 766 runs, the most in the league. Now, in the form of James McDonald, the Pirates finally have a pitcher who at least looks the part of an ace.
 
35 years ago today (9/16/75)
The Hardball Times
Chris Jaffe

Thirty-five years ago today on September 16, 1975, one of the most one-sided baseball games in history took plac...

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