Who will St. Louis Cardinals Use as Designated Hitter in World Series?
St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig has not appeared in a game since Sept. 4 due to a foot injury. The good news for the Cardinals is that Craig expects to play in the World Series, which is certainly [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen Playing Like MVP In Spring Training
The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to 6-2 in the Grapefruit League on Friday when the Minnesota Twins rallied in the late innings to take the lead from the Bucs. The Spring Training standings don’t matter, but it is always interesting to [...]
When Does Josh Harrison Become Part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ SS Discussion?
During the offseason, it was speculated that this would be the year in which Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes passed the starting torch over to Jordy Mercer. Things are going according to plan for the most part with one major [...]
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Does Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jeff Locke Injury Open Doors for Stolmy Pimentel, Casey Sadler?
Reports have surfaced that Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke will be scratched from his scheduled start against the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday, March 5 due to “tightness” somewhere on his right side. Locke had been figured into the equation to compete against newly [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Matt Hague Making First Base Battle Easier
Matt Hague entered Spring Training as having an outside shot of making the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ roster as the backup first-baseman and potential platoon partner for Gaby Sanchez with Andrew Lambo and Chris McGuiness for the spot. After five games are [...]
Does Stolmy Pimentel Have A Shot to Crack Pittsburgh Pirates’ Starting Rotation?
Stolmy Pimentel, a 24-year-old right-hander, got the start on the bump for the Pittsburgh Pirates this past weekend against the Philadelphia Phillies, tossing two shutout innings and surrendering only a single hit while striking out one in the Pirates’ 4-1 [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Wandy Rodriguez Impresses in 1st Game Since Injury
The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays matched up on Saturday in a meaningless battle of small market teams in Spring Training. While the score is, indeed, meaningless, some factors are important. For instance, in Saturday’s game, Pirates lefty Wandy [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates’ Internal Options for Possible Third Base Platoon
Earlier this month, I wrote an article suggesting that the Pittsburgh Pirates should consider a platoon situation at third base with Pedro Alvarez when the opposing starting pitcher is a lefty. This is mainly due to Alvarez’ awful performance against [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates CF Gregory Polanco Impressive vs. Yankees
One swing. That’s all that it took to set social media ablaze with media and fans alike all gushing over Pittsburgh Pirates‘ top prospect Gregory Polanco and subsequently speculating when the 22-year-old might be ready for full-time major league action. [...]
Projecting 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates’ Depth Chart In Left Field
The Pittsburgh Pirates have entered 2014 Spring Training with the potential to have one of the fastest outfields in all of MLB. Noticeably quiet in the offseason, the Pirates chose not to make any attempt to upgrade at left field [...]