Tag: Jordy Mercer

First Pitch: The Lack of Third Base Depth

Today the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed Brent Morel off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The move isn't exactly inspiring. Morel doesn't have good offensive...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Spring Training Preview: The Infield

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be kicking off Spring Training this Thursday. To get ready for Spring Training, we will be previewing one set of...

First Pitch: This is Where the Pirates Need to Spend Money

A few years ago, we asked Pittsburgh Pirates president Frank Coonelly if the team could eventually afford a $70-80 M payroll. He answered that...

First Pitch: The Downside of Being a Top Prospect at a...

Last week, during our top 20 prospect countdown, we profiled Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel as part of the 11-15 ranked prospects. Both guys...

14 Boom or Bust Pirates Who Could Make a Difference in...

One year ago today, I wrote an article about the 13 Boom or Bust Players Who Could Make a Difference in 2013. The Pittsburgh...

First Pitch: What Should the Pirates Do This Off-Season?

It's time to put on the General Manager hats. Over the last few weeks I've been recapping the 2013 season, providing a look ahead...

The Pirates Might Be Best With Mercer and Barmes in 2014

The free agent market is always weak when it comes to shortstop. Some years there are guys like Jose Reyes, but they usually go...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Shortstop

In my opinion, shortstop is the hardest position to fill at the major league level. That's probably not just my opinion. There's a reason...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Second Base

The most notable thing about Neil Walker's season might end up being the fact that he went 0-for-19 in the NLDS against the St....

Pirates/Cardinals Game Two Lineups — Mercer Replaces Barmes

Only one change in the lineups for either team today, and that's Jordy Mercer replacing Clint Barmes at shortstop and batting eighth. Thoughts below: Pirates 1....
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