Tag: Mark Melancon

The Pirates Didn’t Make a Big Splash, But Had the Best...

It's no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a weak bullpen. The group collectively combined for a 3.79 xFIP in the first half of...

First Pitch: It’s Time to Recognize Mark Melancon as an Elite...

Mark Melancon is one of the best relievers in baseball. That's not just my opinion. It's a statistical fact. Just take a look at the...

First Pitch: The Sequel to the Mark Melancon Trade

There are two things I feel should be common knowledge by now about relief pitchers. 1. Relief pitchers are very volatile. 2. ERA is a horrible...

Jason Grilli Removed From Closer Role

The Pittsburgh Pirates have removed Jason Grilli from the closer's role, Clint Hurdle announced to the media this afternoon. Grilli will be replaced by...

First Pitch: It’s Time For the Pirates to Make a Switch...

Earlier today, Max Fogle wrote about the struggles that Jason Grilli has been having this year, breaking down some of the key problems that...

Photos and Analysis From Last Night’s Pirates Win Over the Brewers

Over the past weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates were swept in a three game series by the Milwaukee Brewers. It was the first series loss...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Walk Off Opening Day Win in Photos

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs in ten innings today, getting a great performance from their pitching staff, along with a huge walk...

First Pitch: 21 Reasons Why the Pirates Are Going to Have...

Every team has a weakness. Most of this off-season has been spent focusing on the big weaknesses for the Pirates -- the first base...

The Pirates are Returning a Bullpen That Was One of the...

The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season begins on Monday when the Pirates take on the Cubs. To prepare for the start of the year, I’ll...

Pirates Preparing Relievers For the Possibility of Multiple Innings

Two weeks ago, Tony Watson came over to minor league camp to get some work in. That's not uncommon, since the Pirates send a...
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