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

Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

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Today, Theo Epstein talked to Chicago Cubs season ticket holders, telling them that the goal for 2015 was to contend for the National League Central division crown. In order to do this, the Chicago Cubs have to do some serious work on their team, because as things stand, the 2014 Continue reading Epstein: We need top of rotation starter

Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

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With Opening Day right around the corner, we dedicate our Opening Day podcast to one of the most famous Cubs to ever don #40 on his uniform, Rick Sutcliffe! In this episode, we discussed the possibility of Jeff Samardzija repeating his Opening Day performance from last season.  Samardzija needs to Continue reading Dreamcast 40: Take Me Out To the Ball Game

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

Most Likely Pitching Targets

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Bruce Levine’s weekly chat gave an interesting jumping off point for discussion. The Cubs are in the market for starting pitching. The Cubs should be acquiring anywhere from one to three starting pitchers. The list has a number of characteristics in common. The pitchers are between the age of 29 Continue reading Most Likely Pitching Targets