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Pirates Expected to Stay Internal in Search For Hitting Coach

Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to stay internal in their search for a new hitting coach. Meanwhile, Travis Sawchik says...

Reds Hire Jay Bell as a Bench Coach

The Cincinnati Reds have hired Jay Bell away from the Pirates to be their bench coach, according to Ken Rosenthal. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/400096038482366464 Bell was the Pirates' hitting...

Pirates Notebook: For Garrett Jones, C’est La Vie

Garrett Jones wasn't happy this week. While hitting .119 for the month of August entering last night's game (courtesy of some atrocious luck on...

First Pitch: What Could Be the Solution to the RISP Problem?

We've talked a lot this week about the issue of hitting with runners in scoring position. I've made my thoughts known on the matter....

Pirates Notebook: Platooning Alvarez? Hurdle Says “No Way”

It was a great privilege to cover the Pirates this past weekend at Dodger Stadium. The team's offense still has to make some drastic...

The unstoppable, inaccurate narrative surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates

One of the most common misconceptions about the Pittsburgh Pirates is that they have an extensive history of developing good baseball players and then...

This Date in Pirates History: March 25

Light date for Pittsburgh Pirates history, one former player born on this date and one partial trade. I say partial trade because the deal...

A Recent History of the 82nd Win – 1988

After being as close to a perpetual contender as any team in the National League East, the Pirates went through what was to my...

This Date in Pirates History: December 13

On this date in 2001 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded starting pitcher Todd Ritchie and minor leaguer Lee Evans to the Chicago White Sox in...

This Date in Pirates History: December 11

On this date in 1975 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitchers Ken Brett, Dock Ellis and rookie second baseman Willie Randolph to the New York...
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