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First Pitch: Looking Back for the Quickest Turnarounds in Pirates History

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a 69-93 record way back in 2019, giving them a .426 winning percentage on the season. It’s the 28th time in team history that they finished with a winning percentage of .426 or lower. I wanted to look at each of those prior 27 seasons and see how far they […]
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OOTP: Mitch Keller Struggled Today, But Let’s See How He’s Doing...

Earlier today, Mitch Keller took the loss on his 24th birthday in our daily 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates simulation. Five years later, Keller finds himself on...

OOTP: Mitch Keller Takes the Mound on His 24th Birthday

The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-5) take on the Cincinnati Reds (3-4) in the second game of this year’s opening series at PNC Park. The Pirates beat the Reds in the opener on Thursday, winning by a score of 4-2. Mitch Keller takes the mound for the Pirates today, on his 24th birthday. He’ll go up against […]
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The 1979 Pirates Had the Lumber, But With a Few Holes...

As I mentioned yesterday, the Pirates had two big guns on offense in Willie Stargell and Dave Parker, but the lineup in 1978 lacked depth.  Offense up the middle looked like a potential problem going into 1979. The returning regular behind the plate was Ed Ott, a roughly average hitter and capable defender who typically […]
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Draft Prospect Watch: Two of the Top College Hitters in the...

We don’t have a set date for the 2020 MLB amateur draft yet, but we now know that it will be held between June 10th and July 20th, with fewer rounds and a signing deadline that will be no later than August 1st. We are going to continue the Draft Prospect Watch series as normal, even […]
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First Pitch: Sit Back and Watch a Random Game from the...

While looking through YouTube for some possible full Pittsburgh Pirates games to share, I stumbled across a random game from April 17, 1983. I watched some of it, skipped ahead a little, watched some more, then watched the last six outs. The video was only two hours and 17 minutes long, so I wanted to […]
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OOTP: The Pirates Have a Day Off in 2020, So Let’s...

Today I woke up to a few memories of Opening Day. In 2016, I was in Pittsburgh on this day, preparing for the opener. A year later, I was in Boston for the same thing. Three years after that Boston trip, there’s no baseball to be played. As a result, we’re running simulations this year […]
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Pirates Have the Fifth Highest Draft Bonus Pool

We don’t know the exact date of the 2020 amateur draft yet or whether or not MLB will have more than five rounds, but we know that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have the fifth highest bonus pool. MLB Pipeline released the figures for all 30 teams and the Pirates have the fifth highest pool with […]
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The 1979 Fam-A-Lee Prepares for the Season

This is the first of a daily feature tracking the 1979 Pirates’ championship season.  Before I even start, I want to point out that this isn’t an original idea.  One of the admins at Onlybucs.net, Bobster, ran a daily series a number of years ago on the 1960 team.  So I’m copying the idea for […]
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First Pitch: A New Feature and a Look Ahead at Some...

Today is the start of a new series from Wilbur Miller, one that you can follow into October. He is previewing the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates season today, tomorrow and Saturday. That will be followed by a recap of the 1979 season opener, which occurred on April 6th. You will get a new article each day […]
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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...