Tag: Aramis Ramirez

A History of Pirates’ Payroll Change at the Trade Deadline

Leading up to the Trade Deadline, the hope of many fans wanting to see the Pirates buying from just a few weeks ago had been replaced with sadness and despair due to the team’s recent swoon. Instead of hoping to pick up a piece or two at the deadline, now all fans could do was […]
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Winter Leagues: Three Hits For Osuna, Florimon Makes Winter Debut

In the Dominican on Wednesday night, Andrew Lambo went 0-for-4 with a strikeout, continuing his poor start to the winter. He’s now 3-for-38 in 11 games, and he’s on an 0-for-17 streak in his last five games. The fans in the Dominican are know to have a short leash when it comes to import players. […]
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Pirates Notebook: Hurdle on Molina/Cruz, Ramirez Sits

PITTSBURGH– It’s the final week of the regular season and the NL Central division is up for grabs. Baseball’s two best teams will meet in their final series of the regular season, a series in which the two teams have split their first 16 match-ups. The atmosphere should be electric at PNC Park. The Pirates’ […]
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Pirates Weigh in on What Makes Jake Arrieta Such a Good...

CHICAGO — I’ve written about Jake Arrieta a lot this weekend. I wrote how the Pirates might be able to counter him and win against the Cubs in the Wild Card game. I wrote how Gregory Polanco could be a factor in beating him. I wrote about the potential advantage the Pirates could get from […]
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Pirates Display the Five Step Plan That Could Counter Jake Arrieta

CHICAGO — The Pirates took game one of their three game series against the Chicago Cubs today, holding on to win 3-2. The win cut their magic number for home field in the Wild Card game down to five. Each win this series knocks two off that total, and one more win the rest of […]
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Pirates Pre-Game: Polanco and Ramirez Return Against the Cubs

CHICAGO — Gregory Polanco and Aramis Ramirez are back in the lineup for today’s series opener against the Cubs. Both players had been banged up a bit in the last series against the Rockies. Polanco (knee) was hurt on Wednesday after a clunky slide into second base on a double. Ramirez pulled his groin stretching a […]
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Giles: Pirates Need Timely Contributions From Depth Players

With less than 20 games remaining in the season, the Pirates find themselves fighting the Cardinals for the NL Central title (again), while also attempting to fend off the Cubs for home field advantage in the Wild Card game should they fail to catch St. Louis. As Tim discussed the other day, this is perhaps the […]
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First Pitch: The Pirates Are About to Have a Really Good...

The Pirates have seen some struggles from their bench throughout the year. At the start of the calendar year it looked like they could have a very strong bench. They had Jung-ho Kang, Corey Hart, Sean Rodriguez, and Travis Snider — four guys who had either been starters for periods of time in the recent past, […]
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Despite Many Options, the Pirates Still Lack a Good First Baseman

Over the past month, the Pittsburgh Pirates have loaded up on potential first base options. They already had Pedro Alvarez on the team, but then they acquired Travis Ishikawa, Aramis Ramirez, and Michael Morse in July. The only non-third baseman of that group is Ramirez, who just started taking grounders at the position to prepare […]
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How Will Aramis Ramirez Shake Up the Pirates Lineup?

Aramis Ramirez will make his Pirates 2015 debut tonight against the Washington Nationals. Ramirez will be batting in the cleanup spot, sandwiched between Andrew McCutchen and Jung-Ho Kang. Starling Marte has been moved back to the second spot in the order, a position that Clint Hurdle believes will allow Marte to be even more effective […]
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