Tag: Joel Hanrahan

Game 22 Recap: Pirates put good Wood to Nationals

The Pirates fell behind early before catching up during contest interrupted some showers. Paul Maholm overall looked good. The Nationals came out swinging against Maholm....

Game 15 Recap: Bucs Win See-Saw Battle

Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked...

Game 12 Recap: Brewers Continue Mastery Over Buccos

Beer is stronger than steel. Milwaukee owns Pittsburgh. Randy Wolf was dominant. Paul Maholm deserved better. The Bucco batters who let down the team...

Game 6 Recap: Correia Sharp as Bucs Best Birds

This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations....

Game 4 Recap: Bucs Bunch Runs and Hold On

79 wins and counting to reach a season above .500 for the first time since before I even began dating my wife of 16...

Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off...

The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market

This is part two of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The...

Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen

At the start of the off-season, the bullpen looked pretty crowded.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had locks in Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, and...

Hanrahan Named Closer, Beimel In Set-Up

Last night I reviewed the position battles for the 2011 bullpen, noting that there would likely be one or two open bullpen spots.  I...

2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen....
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