Tag: Clint Hurdle

Gajtka: Clint Hurdle Remains Face, Voice Of Pirates … For Now

Who's the face of the Pirates? If that sort of figurative, unanswerable question appeals to you, it's a heck of a debate as we pass...

Anthony Rizzo’s Questionable Takeout Of Elias Díaz Highlights Rule Confusion

PITTSBURGH -- From the moment Anthony Rizzo changed course on his way to home plate in the eighth inning Monday, any sports fan (or...

Pirates’ Low Strikeout Rate Probably Doesn’t Explain High Production

PITTSBURGH -- Everywhere we turn in Major League Baseball media coverage these days, we see repeated references to two large-scale phenomena: Optimized launch angle...

Pirates Have Pitching Personnel Conducive To Trying Something Revolutionary

PITTSBURGH -- On Friday, Rays manager Kevin Cash announced that his club would do something not often tried in Major League Baseball: Deploy a...

Gajtka: Forget What We Think. Do The Pirates Expect To Keep...

PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...

How Pirates’ Various Successes Can Feed Off One Another

PITTSBURGH -- Baseball is a team sport, but not necessarily a synergistic one. A batting lineup can run hot or cold, but that has little...

Was This Hot Start Critical For The Pirates? Depends On Who...

We could argue that a team like the 2018 Pirates needed to fashion a fast break out of the starting gate to have a...

Gajtka: Time Is Now For Pirates To Attract Eyeballs … Even...

PITTSBURGH -- We can act like the Pirates exist in a sports-entertainment vacuum, but the reality is that there is only so much capital...

Hurdle and Huntington Discuss Contract Extensions and Continuing to Work Together

PITTSBURGH -- Pirates general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle both spoke to the media for the first time Tuesday since signing twin...

Williams: After Well Deserved Extensions, Huntington and Hurdle Face a New...

I've drawn a lot of comparisons this year between the 2012 and 2017 seasons. The 2012 season saw the Pirates collapse in the final...

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Site Updates: The Status of Pirates Prospects Being Under Construction

Pirates Prospects has been free for a few weeks now. That will be changing soon. A few months ago, I gave an update about how...