Found September 22, 2012 on
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When I read Dejan Kovacevic’s column on the Navy SEAL training last night, my initial reaction was “someone is getting fired”. Between the team’s horrible play at the major league level, and now this news coming out complete with Kyle Stark’s e-mail, it was the perfect recipe for a full day of “Look at how the Pirates have collapsed in the second half…and while we’re at it, take a look at the joke they are in the minors.”
That’s pretty much what happened today. Yahoo picked up the story. Then Deadspin, CBS, and other outlets. If you Google “Hell’s Angels”, the fifth article that comes up is about this situation. All of the articles were pretty much the same. It was a regurgitation of Kovacevic’s original article, with their own “this is crazy!” input added between the quotes. Only Jeff Passan in the Yahoo link added more to the story, most notably when he mentioned that Jameson Taillon had previously been injured in a similar extreme training drill (we’ll get to that later)
BEST OF MAXIM
I was watching the game tonight around the seventh inning, thinking about how Kevin Correia was dealing on the mound. I’ve been critical of Correia this year, but the last two months he’s been the least of the problems for the Pirates. In fact, he’s been their best starter during that time.
Correia struck out a lot of batters tonight, which reminded me that he’s had a few...
The Pirates offense has been struggling to hit consistently in the month of September. Pittsburgh entered game action Sunday with a five game skid, and having scored more than just one run in only one of those games. In back-to-back games against the 100-plus lost Houston Astros, the Pirates were only able to score two runs, each solo-home runs. Looking for a spark to finish the...
Great line from CBS Sports' Danny Knobler tonight:
Yes, it's true. Chad Qualls has been absolutely horrible. Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates had a 7-4 lead over the Milwaukee Brewers, and then enter Chad Qualls.
Qualls got one out and managed to give up three earned runs, eliminating the Pirates' lead. His ERA is, as Knobler mentions, 7.94. For the season...
Pittsburgh Pirates assistant GM Kyle Stark wants his minor leaguers trained like Navy SEALS and turned into Hell’s Angels with swagger. People have a problem with this and it's not just because the...
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The Pirates are 74-74. They haven't been under .500 since they were 24-25 on May 29th. Given the way things have gone of late, this may be the very last moment that the 2012 Pirates were an above-average baseball team. That ... is pretty sad.
The first pitch today is at 4:05, with Wandy Rodriguez and Mike Fiers on the mound. Also, you may have noticed WHYGAVS is a bit different...
You can add a series loss to the lowly Astros on to the list of miserable things that have happened to the Pirates lately, as a 4-1 victory improved Houston’s record to 50-102. Yep.
Kevin Correia pitched very well, for the most part. He allowed a run in the first inning, then dominated through the sixth. Correia racked up nine K’s – tying his career high – and went into...
Dipping below .500, getting swept by the Brewers (again) at home, and falling another game back in the wild card race is bad enough, but the Pirates somehow made it even more upsetting on Thursday afternoon.
They fell behind right away, immediately setting the stage for what looked like a total disaster. Wandy Rodriguez had his worst outing in quite a while, allowing three runs in...
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Jason Castro hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros beat fading Pittsburgh 4-1 Saturday night, handing the Pirates their fifth straight loss.
The Pirates fell 6 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the last NL wild-card spot. Pittsburgh has lost 17 of its last 21 and dropped to 74-77, moving closer to its 20th straight losing season.
Rookie Dallas Keuchel...
It took a little longer this year, but it appears these are the same old Pittsburgh Pirates.
Flailing and running on fumes as they desperately try to stay in the wild-card race, the visiting Pirates' last stand could start Friday night against the Houston Astros.
It wasn't expected to be this way for Pittsburgh as it made its way to the top half of the NL Central for a...
Wow. The Pirates dropped a series to the Astros. Pathetic. Fire somebody. Anybody. First Pitch: 2:05 PM EST Where To Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-H Jordan Lyles, RHP (21) A pitcher’s performance this season doesn’t matter to the Pirates. They will prove anemic against the worst of em. And Lyles is one of those worst [...]
Is there really even anything to say about last night? Pathetic. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where To Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV Dallas Keuchel, LHP (24) Keuchel has not had a good season. Tm W L ERA G GS IP H R ER HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB HOU 2 [...]