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Author’s Note: This is the seventh edition of a seven part series on fielding, and how it could affect your fantasy team and the trade deadline. We are profiling the top two teams in each division because those are the teams most likely to deal for players to help them down the stretch. During the process, we will discuss some fairly complex topics as it pertains to fielding. If you did not catch the first edition of this series, you can scroll to the bottom for a glossary of terms.
We wanted to look at the top two teams from each division, but it seemed unfair to leave out the Pirates and Orioles. They are both competing in divisions with two other contenders. In point of fact, the Pirates should be in the place where the Reds were, but the Pirates and Orioles are just too similar to pass up.
Both teams were in the doldrums for quite some time, but have recently seen a change in fortune. The Orioles made the playoff...
BEST OF MAXIM
Some big names on the schedule today as Nick Kingham, Clay Holmes and Stolmy Pimentel all take the hill tonight. Altoona had the day off yesterday. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap of...
Jason Grilli spoke to reporters Monday for the first time since injuring his right arm last week and he made a promise the Pirates hope their closer can keep.
“I'm going to be ready before the season is out” Grilli said. “You can mark my word on that.”
Grilli is expected to miss 4-to-8 weeks after straining a flexor muscle in his right forearm last week in Washington...
Russ Canzler has been the only Pirates trade prior to the deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The biggest move the Pirates made this year on the trade market? Acquiring Russ Canzler for Tim Alderson. If you look around the league, you won’t find much different from other teams. Most teams were quiet on deadline day, whether that was buyers who didn’t upgrade, or sellers who...
PITTSBURGH -- Alex Presley hit a game-ending single off the glove of diving shortstop Pete Kozma with two outs in the 11th inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a doubleheader on Tuesday.
Presley's sharp grounder off Kevin Siegrist (0-1) deflected off Kozma's glove and into shallow center field, allowing Russell...
Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Minor League operations Larry Broadway updates the progress of prospects in the Pirates minor league system.
Earlier today there was a report from Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times that the Pirates inquired on Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with a young starting pitcher.
Heard rumblings that #Pirates inquired about #Angels 1B Mark Trumbo and might be willing to part with young SP; not sure if it has legs.
— Mike DiGiovanna (@MikeDiGiovanna) July 31, 2013
It seems that those...
Astros rookie Jonathan Villar catches the Orioles by surprise and sprints from third to steal home to add to Houston's lead!
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Didn't matter - Buck Showalter lead Baltimore back to the 4-3 win to move 3.5 games ahead of the Yankees in the wildcard race.
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Earlier today we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were really interested in Jeff Samardzija. James Santelli broke down the rumors, noting that the Pirates like Samardzija more than other teams. He also provided his thoughts on the deal in that article.
Here is the value of Samardzija, with my analysis and thoughts on him below.
NOTE: The purpose here isn’t to suggest the Pirates...
Houston likes Tyler Glasnow. Making them just like everyone in baseball. (Photo Credit: Tom Bragg)
Jeff Passan has a few updates on Bud Norris, who was recently scratched from his start tonight with the Houston Astros, indicating he’s close to being traded.
Sources: Bud Norris very likely to be dealt today, and Pittsburgh could be landing spot. Package built around Tyler Glasnow...
While Bud Norris walked several hundred feet from the visitor’s clubhouse to the Orioles’ room had to be made on the roster for him.
The Orioles placed Jason Hammel whose place he will temporarily take in the rotation on the 15-day disabled list with a flexor mass strain in his right arm. The move is retroactive to Monday.
Hammel who hasn’t won in 10 straight starts is 7...
The Baltimore Orioles pulled the trigger on a deal as the deadline drew to a close acquiring pitcher Bud Norris from the cellar dweller Houston Astros. The 28-year old Norris has 5 years of major league experience under his belt all on the bump with the Astros. The former 6th round pick boasts a respectable 6-9 record with a 3.93 earned run average pitching for the worst team in...
It's safe to say the media covering the Baltimore Orioles was more concerned about Chris Davis' home-run dry spell than the slugger himself.
After Davis hit his major league-leading 38th homer to give the Orioles a 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, someone asked him how happy he was to end a 10-game, long ball drought.
''Oh, I'm so happy,'...
There is something so refreshing about a dominating performance. Francisco Liriano had one. Pedro Alvarez took the National League lead in homers. Gaby Sanchez hit a sacrifice fly! That might be the most surprising action of all. After a two month drought we can stop talking about that. Thank God they won last night. A…
Nipping at the heels of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates hope they're catching the division leaders at the right time.
The top two teams in the NL open a pivotal five-game, four-day series Monday night at PNC Park.
"I think the Cardinal series has been on a lot of the fans' dockets for some time now,'' Pirates manager Clint...
Source: FanGraphs Source: FanGraphs Marlins series? What Marlins series? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Just two days have passed and it feels like losing two out of three over the weekend never happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates took both games of today’s doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals which resulted in three things.…