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Gajtka: Team Keeping Up In NL, But Young Pedigreed Pirates Still...

I was not (completely) correct in my analysis. You might recall my opening day column, referring to the Pirates' "vanilla veterans" and how it was...

Gajtka: Forget What We Think. Do The Pirates Expect To Keep...

PITTSBURGH -- I asked about a month ago if it was too early to adjust our expectations for the Pirates. At that time, the team...

How Pirates’ Various Successes Can Feed Off One Another

PITTSBURGH -- Baseball is a team sport, but not necessarily a synergistic one. A batting lineup can run hot or cold, but that has little...

What is Going on With Josh Bell’s Offense?

Through 37 games and 155 plate appearances, Pirates first baseman and cleanup hitter Josh Bell hasn’t been able to break out of an early...

Middle of Pirates’ Lineup is Clicking, But Josh Bell is the...

PITTSBURGH -- With acknowledgements to Gregory Polanco's recent slump and Adam Frazier's general struggles in replacing the injured Josh Harrison, the heaviest millstone hanging...

Buckling Down in ‘Brutal’ Conditions, Pirates Produce Best Start Since ’93

PITTSBURGH -- No one in the Pirates' clubhouse wants to dwell on the fact that nearly every minute of their first nine games have...

Gajtka: Time Is Now For Pirates To Attract Eyeballs … Even...

PITTSBURGH -- We can act like the Pirates exist in a sports-entertainment vacuum, but the reality is that there is only so much capital...

‘Everyone’s Working on Something’: How Pirates Catch Their ‘Feelings’ in Spring

BRADENTON, Fla. - "They gotta keep working until they start getting feelings. This is about feelings." Those words came from Francisco Cervelli's mouth, but this...

Pirates Notebook: Bombs Away for Most Representative Lineup of Spring

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Prior to his post game press gathering Friday, Clint Hurdle cracked a joke to his buddy Mike 'Doc' Emrick, the NBC...

Can Josh Bell Add More Power in 2018?

BRADENTON, Fla. - One of the areas the 2017 Pittsburgh Pirates struggled the most with was power on offense. In that regard, one of the...
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