Tag: Jose Tabata

Pirates Notebook: Giancarlo Stanton Was “Relaxed” Amid Trade Rumors

Picture Giancarlo Stanton. Nope, he's bigger than that. The Marlins' hulking, slugging right fielder is built like an NFL tight end, and maybe he would be...

Pirates Playoff Roster Projection: Choosing a Champion

This is not a jinx. On this day last year, the Pirates' playoff odds were hovering around 50 percent. Their chances to make the postseason...

Pirates Notebook: Jared Hughes Rides Again

Clint Hurdle had only one hope left. He tossed aside the morning paper, headline splashed "PIRATES LOSE 13-0," and hopped into his pickup truck....

Locke, Pirates Eke Out 3-2 Win Over Reds to Avoid Sweep

Jeff Locke does not suck. I wrote two months ago that Locke would not continue to dominate as he dominated the early part of the...

First Pitch: Remember All of Those High Beta Players From the...

Over the winter there was a lot of talk about how the Pittsburgh Pirates were adding a lot of high beta players. The term...

First Pitch: The Trade Market is Looking Pretty Weak So Far

Tonight we heard once again that the Pirates were looking at Alex Rios. Jon Heyman reported the interest this time, also saying they could...

First Pitch: The Actual Value of Platoons

Last night I wrote about how the problem with the Pirates offense this year has been that three positions in the lineup struggle against...

Liriano Cruises, Pirates Bats Spark 5-0 Win

The Pirates collected 12 hits, including five with runners in scoring position, to break free of an offensive slump. Meanwhile Francisco Liriano pitched seven...

Cubs Break Through in Extra Innings to Win Series

There are a lot of people you could blame for the Pirates losing Sunday: Brandon Inge for going 0-for-4 and fouling up an easy double...

Phillies Use Four-Run Inning off Cole, Mazzaro to Beat Bucs

The 6th inning sunk the Pirates' chances for another series win, as the Philadelphia Phillies collected four hits and four runs off Gerrit Cole...
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