2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Can someone out there explain to me just what in the world happened to the Pittsburgh Pirates last season?  How did a team with so much young talent and experience fall off to a record five games under .500?  Going into the season, they appeared to have just about everything Continue reading 2017 Division Preview: 3rd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

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Let’s take a look at the very successful road trip the Cubs had vs. the Pirates:   Cubs @ Pirates 5/2: W Cubs 7, Pirates 2 W: Hammel (4-0) L: Cole (2-3)   What the teams were playing for might have been different from the last time the Pirates and Continue reading Ivy’s Roundup: The Pirates Walk the Plank

Getting Into Their Heads

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As you are no doubt aware by now, the Chicago Cubs swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in their first series since the NL Wild Card game.  The box score has some very silly-looking slash lines and ERAs, and while the ERA isn’t the end-all/tell-all of Cubs pitching, it’s safe to say Continue reading Getting Into Their Heads

2016 Division Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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  Is there a team who has gotten jobbed harder than the Pittsburgh Pirates?  Seriously?  Last year, they had the 2nd best record in MLB…and their reward for such a masterful season was one game against the team with the 3rd best record in MLB and the hottest pitcher in Continue reading 2016 Division Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

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Manager: Clint Hurdle Projected Record: 88-74 While nobody was paying attention, the Pirates very suddenly became a veteran team. The once charming Bucs who finally broke through, had a winning record, and made the playoffs now has a wealth of experience to draw from.  Not to mention talent.  Although they’ve lost some Continue reading NL Central Preview: 2nd Place Pittsburgh Pirates

NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

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Manager: Ron Roenicke Projected Record: 78-84 It was tempting to copy and paste last year’s preview on this page with updates to the roster and call it a day.  The Brewers are still a team with some obvious strengths, some not so obvious weaknesses, and some things that need to break Continue reading NL Central Preview: 4th Place Milwaukee Brewers

Baseball For Everyone

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It may be because baseball season is right around the corner.  It may be because I’m the assistant baseball coach for my high school’s team.  It may be because said high school has a student body composed entirely of African-Americans.  Whatever the case, there were a series of issues I Continue reading Baseball For Everyone

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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The 2013 Pirates finally broke through and made the playoffs.  After flirting with contention through July in 2011 and 2012, that next step was critical in the development of the franchise, and Clint Hurdle‘s job security.  There is no reason to think the Pirates can’t duplicate their success in 2014 Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #19

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We continue our countdown of the 20 Hottest MLB players today. Here is today’s pick: #19 – Andrew McCutchen #22|CF|Pittsburgh Pirates Born : October 10, 1986 (27) Birthplace: Fort Meade, FL Height: 5’10” Weight: 190lbs Bats: R Throws: R MLB Debut: June 4, 2009 (Pirates) He is one of the Continue reading Hot Sports Take, Countdown to Spring Training: #19