Pittsburgh Pirates Make Questionable Signing in Edinson Volquez
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed starting pitcher Edinson Volquez to a one-year, $5 million deal on the third day of the 2013 Winter Meetings. There’s no question in my mind that the Pirates made a mistake with the signing. Adding Volquez [...]
If He Signs Elsewhere, Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Should Not Hate A.J. Burnett
Think back to before the Pittsburgh Pirates had A.J. Burnett. You probably don’t want to, right? Okay, sure, if you’re old enough to remember the 1970s until 1992, you don’t mind it as much, I’m sure. I can only speak [...]
Why are Pittsburgh Pirates Fans So Critical of Neil Walker’s Defense?
Truthfully, it’s hard to say. If you were to plot the Neil Walker‘s fielding percentage each year on a line graph, you’d see a fairly straight line absent very many peaks and valleys while hovering between .985 and .992. Now, [...]
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Worst Case Scenario Occurring For Pittsburgh Pirates With A.J. Burnett
After many, many months of waiting for a decision from A.J. Burnett, it appears we are nearing some sort of resolution to the situation. According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Burnett is planning to return to pitch in [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates: Brandon Cumpton Could Impact MLB Club in 2014
As the Pittsburgh Pirates get ready to head into the 2014 regular season, it appears they should have the same dogfight on their hands that they had last season. The St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds are both going to [...]
Pittsburgh Pirates Should Not Pursue Kendrys Morales
There have been articles written by a few major outlets over the last few days suggesting that the Pittsburgh Pirates should make a play on Kendrys Morales to compete for the starting first-base job. If anyone noticed, an article was [...]
Projecting the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates’ Lineup
The Pittsburgh Pirates front office has done a pretty good job of not doing a whole lot during the offseason, so it makes it quite easy to project what the Pirates’ starting lineup will look like coming out of 2014 [...]
What Do Clayton Kershaw and His Contract Mean For Pittsburgh Pirates?
In case you haven’t heard, the Los Angeles Dodgers have inked lefty ace Clayton Kershaw to a massive seven-year, $215 million contract extension. If you want to read more details on the extension and why it was a good idea [...]
Projecting the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Depth Chart at Catcher
The Pittsburgh Pirates are not as deep at the other half of the battery as they are at starting pitching, but they do have a proven veteran presence in the form of Russell Martin, who appeared in 127 games during [...]
Have Pittsburgh Pirates Had Worst Offseason Among NL Central Teams?
At this point, in mid-January, it appears that fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates have been lied to by the Pirates’ front office. The Pirates told the fans that once there was a competitive team on the field, that they would [...]