Tag: Pedro Alvarez

First Pitch: The Pirates Are Waking Up at the Right Time

About a week ago, I was thinking up an article that would focus on every single thing that was going wrong for the Pittsburgh...

First Pitch: Evaluating the Pirates Offensive Emphasis

Follow @NateBarnes_ // As discussed yesterday, the 2014 Pirates are emphasizing on-base percentage in hopes of improving an offense that ranked ninth in the National...

Pittsburgh Pirates Positive Regression Candidates: Pedro Alvarez

Yesterday I wrote about how the Pittsburgh Pirates have a lot of players who are primed to regress to the mean in a positive...

First Pitch: It’s Hard For the Pirates to Win When These...

We're almost a month into the 2014 season, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are off to a rough start. They're 10-16, the offense has been...

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...

Pirates Will Once Again Have Strong Infield Defense and Offensive Questions

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...

Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland Will Present Andrew McCutchen and Clint...

The Pittsburgh Pirates just sent out a press release with all of Monday's Opening Day festivities. The biggest highlight was that Barry Bonds and...

First Pitch: Why Gregory Polanco Should Be the Next Extension Candidate

Back at the beginning of February, I wrote an article looking at extension candidates for the Pittsburgh Pirates, noting that this was where the...
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