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Three Situations the Pirates Bench, Bullpen Could Prove Crucial

Bench play and bullpen performance has had almost zero impact on the Pirates' 2013 postseason. That's because their three scores have gone 6-2, 9-1,...

Who Would Be On Your Playoff Roster?

The playoffs are coming up next week, which starts the discussion of playoff rosters. If you're unfamiliar with the rules for selecting a playoff...

Byrd Homers in Debut, Morton Fires a Gem as Pirates Win...

Marlon Byrd didn't have the game-winning hit or even the knockout blow, really, when the Pirates beat the Brewers Wednesday. But, the Pirates' newest...

Pirates Notebook: What Now for Jose Tabata?

Prohibitively, the addition of Marlon Byrd makes the Pittsburgh Pirates a better baseball team. Had Byrd been on the Pirates' roster all season, he'd...

A.J. Burnett and Pirates Offense Bounce Back Strong for 8-1 Victory

SAN DIEGO -- The one-two punch of Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett turned around the Pirates' bad-luck losses by leading the charge on back-to-back...

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....

First Pitch: Do the Pirates Finally Have the Best 25 Men...

There has been a lot of talk from various Pirates writers about having the "best 25" in Pittsburgh. You could make a strong argument...

First Pitch: The Bench Has (Almost) Been Fully Upgraded

One of the big areas of need for the Pirates leading up to the deadline was the bench. For a long stretch the Pirates...

Josh Harrison’s Pinch-Hit Walk-Off Homer Wins for Pirates 4-3

Final batter Josh Harrison was the hero. Tapped to pinch-hit for the Pirates in the 9th inning of a tie game, Harrison turned on...

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...
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Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We've done a lot of promotions for teachers in the...