Tag: Tom Gorzelanny

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 addition to the starting lineup made the most noise with a three-run home run over the center field fence and into the bushes that broke open a 4-1 ballgame in the […]
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Pirates Use Seven-Run Inning, Cole’s Quality Start to Beat Brewers

The Pirates needed to come back from an early deficit to grab their seventh-straight win. Once they did, the Bucs tacked on another. Then another. Then another. Then one more. Now they have the best record in Major League Baseball. The Bucs’ half of the 2nd inning had everything: six hits, seven runs, two five-pitch […]
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First Pitch: Like the Pirates Pitching Staff? Thank Neal Huntington.

Dave Littlefield has not been in the general manager’s office for over five years, but his impact on this Pirates team can still be felt. No, that’s not a bad thing! Sure, he left the Pirates’ minor-league system in shambles despite six straight Top-11 picks, but at least a couple of those prospects worked out. […]
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First Pitch: Evaluating the Non-Tendered Starting Pitchers

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for pitching this off-season, and several pitchers just hit the open market as non-tenders. Rob Biertempfel and Tom Singer both reported today that the Pirates have shown interest in several of the non-tendered pitchers, specifically looking at left-handers John Lannan, Tom Gorzelanny, Manny Parra, and right-handers Jair Jurrjens and Mike […]
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This Date in Pirates History: July 30

Getting close to the trading deadline, not only is today busy due to trades, we also have seven Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. John Fredland covers a game from the 1909 season, the first World Series winners in team history. Before I start in on the players, one non-player of note in Pirates […]
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This Date in Pirates History: July 12

Today we have six former Pittsburgh Pirates players that were born on this date. Earlier this morning we dedicated a full bio to one of the better pitchers in team history, Lee Meadows, a star for two Pirates World Series teams. That can be read here. In this article we have five more players, plus […]
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MLB Non-Tender Candidates

Tonight at midnight is the deadline for teams to tender offers to their arbitration eligible players for the 2012 season. Earlier today I previewed the arbitration eligibles for the Pittsburgh Pirates, including their expected values through arbitration. MLB Trade Rumors has published a list of non-tender candidates around baseball, which is an interesting list to […]
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Game 81 Recap: Bucs Lose a Close One Late

The Pirates reached the half way mark in the season at one game over .500. That’s great news. The bad news is that they lost a winnable game and let another solid effort from a starter go unrewarded. The Nationals scratched out a run in the ninth to take the opener of the series 2-1. […]
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Exploring the Arsenal: A Preview of the Washington Nationals Probable Starting...

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a […]
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Where Are They Now: 2004 Hickory Crawdads

In 2004 the Hickory Crawdads were the low-A ball club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, right in the middle of their ten year affiliation with the team. They were two years removed from a South Atlantic League championship and coming off an 82-54 season. The team was typical of the Pirates teams of the day, a […]
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