Daily Archives: May 5, 2012

Another Strong Outing from McDonald in Pirates 3-2 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. On April 25, McDonald took a no-hitter...

Prospect Watch: Starters Combine For One Run in 29 Innings

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn't include players currently in the...

Pregame: McCutchen Back in the Lineup; J-Mac’s Evolution

Pirates All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup tonight against the Cincinnati Reds after missing last night's action and half of Thursday's game...

Pirates Confident in Alvarez, Batting him Cleanup

PITTSBURGH, Pa.  -- Third baseman Pedro Alvarez has continued to climb his way up in the lineup. After starting the season batting seventh, Alvarez...

The Pirates are Historically Bad….So Far

If the season ended today, the Pittsburgh Pirates would have an historically bad season scoring runs. Now in the franchise's 131st season, no Pirates...

2012 Draft Trackers Updated, Four Draft Prospects Added

With the updated mid-season rankings, I have updated all of the scouting reports for the 2012 Draft Trackers. I've also added four new players...

This Date in Pirates History: May 5

Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players have been born on this date, plus the team has made one trade of note. In the Jolly Roger...

Pirates Notebook: Karstens Moving in the Right Direction

Right-hander Jeff Karstens is continuing to progress back from right shoulder inflammation that caused him to exit his third start of the season on...

This Is Not Fantasy Baseball

I'm a recovering addict.  (Hi, Kevin.)  I've been clean for 4 years now.  I was addicted to...fantasy baseball and football. In my leagues, there was...

First Pitch: How Short Should Correia’s Leash Be?

At the start of the year, Kevin Correia was a great pitcher for the Pirates to have. He could start in the event of...
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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We've done a lot of promotions for teachers in the...