MLB Rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates Should Offer Joel Hanrahan to Teams Who Miss Out on Rafael Soriano

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New York Yankees closer Rafael Soriano has opted out of his contract, making him a very attractive free agent for teams looking for a bona fide closer. The Pittsburgh Pirates should be thrilled. Why? They have a two-time All-Star closer […]

Trade Of Ervin Santana Puts Pressure On Pittsburgh Pirates To Pursue Dan Haren


The Los Angeles Angels made their first move of the off-season on Wednesday, sending starting pitcher Ervin Santana to the Kansas City Royals for 26-year-old minor league left-hander Brandon Sisk. There were a number of teams for whom Santata made […]

Andrew McCutchen’s Bat Earns Gold Glove Consideration For Pittsburgh Pirates Outfielder

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The Gold Glove Award, once the standard for defensive excellence, has taken a hit on it’s reputation over the past decade as advanced metrics have taught us more about how to properly evaluate defensive play, and rightly so. What has […]

Silver Lining for Detroit Tigers in World Series Sweep


Of course things look bleak now for Detroit Tigers fans, after getting swept in a World Series in which they were considered the favorites, despite having the additional time off necessary to position their starting rotation properly. But despite four […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Player Profile: Jameson Taillon

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The next wave of Pittsburgh Pirates stars is coming, and it’s being led on the mound. The rebuilding of what was once one of baseball’s proudest franchises is now in its 20th season, but there is light at the end […]

MLB Rumors: Jeff Keppinger a Great Fit for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t been known to cut big checks to free agents. Fans hope that this year could be an exception, but with a weak free agent class, this may not be the best off-season to loosen the purse […]

Top 15 World Series Performances of All-Time

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MLB Rumors: Will the Pittsburgh Pirates Pursue Shohei Otani?


The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t been mentioned among the organizations pursuing Japanese 18-year-old right-hander Shohei Otani, but they need insert themselves into the conversation. Not surprisingly, the New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers have all […]

Marco Scutaro Too Expensive for Pittsburgh Pirates After Strong NLCS


Just last week, I discussed the fact that the Pittsburgh Pirates had missed the boat on acquiring Marco Scutaro during the season when their offense was floundering, and that his resurgence with the San Francisco Giants only magnified their mistake. […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Making Questionable Decisions Regarding Prospect Off-Season Training

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The Pittsburgh Pirates, for the past few years, have used their fall instructional time to put their young prospects through workouts like Navy SEALs training and things they call “hell week,” the majority of which involved strenuous, and sometimes dangerous, […]

MLB Playoffs: This San Francisco Giants Team Looks Much Different from 2010 Champs


Roster turnover happens. More so perhaps than in any other sport, baseball’s free-agency setup allows for significant roster change from year to year. This setup has led to parity throughout the sport that doesn’t get enough credit thanks to the […]

MLB Rumors: Heath Bell Trade Sets the Market for Pittsburgh Pirates to Trade Joel Hanrahan

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The Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have a lot of high-paid players or potential all-stars. They should be focused on acquiring them, not trading them away. But in the case of two-time all-star closer Joel Hanrahan, the team should be exploring their […]