Found November 04, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
The MLB Movember Mustache Madness Wild Card bracket is only getting wilder.  We've already seen some ridiculous fake mustaches, but now we reel it in a bit to see some somewhat believable fake facial follicles face off. Ronny Cedeno He has to get extra credit for actually wearing the fake mustache while playing, right? VS. Magglio Ordonez A washed up right fielder or a Spanish conquistador?  You make the call! Time to vote! (one vote per matchup per day) [polldaddy]5639583[/polldaddy]

Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League Free Agents

The following Pittsburgh Pirates have elected for minor league free agency, per Baseball America: RHP: Jose Ascanio (AAA), Anthony Claggett (AA), Nelson Figueroa (AAA), Sean Gallagher (AAA), Kevin Hart (AAA), Aaron Heilman (AAA), Steven Jackson (AAA), Brett Sinkbeil (AA), Tyler Yates (AAA) LHP: Dan Meyer (AAA), Garrett Olson (AAA), Justin Thomas (AAA), Aaron Thompson (AAA), Donald...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 5 Negatives from the 2011 Season

Read my review on the Top 5 Positives here. #5  The run of contention until early August Image credit timesunion In the end, the 2011 Pirates weren’t much better than any of the previous 18 teams before them.  But they’ll be treated like they were during the offseason, and only minimal improvements will be made to a club that could be one of the worst in the league come 2012...

Players Say Verlander Was Best

Justin Verlander tweeted yesterday afternoon that there would be a big announcement that night.  Fans speculated whether there was going to be some kind of trade or signing involving the Tigers or whether it would be something more personal such as a marriage to his long-time girl friend.  It turned out that the Tigers ace won both the MLB Players of the Year and the American League Outstanding

This Date in Pirates History: November 3

On this date in 1856 one of the winningest pitchers to ever put on a Pittsburgh uniform was born. Jim McCormick only played one season in Pittsburgh, for the 1887 Alleghenys but only three pitchers who have won more career games than him have also put on a Pirates uniform, Pud Galvin, Bert Blyleven and Burleigh Grimes. In fact, McCormick’s 265 career wins still ranks him 39th all...

AFL Rising Stars Game Recap

The AFL Rising Stars game wasn’t kind to Gerrit Cole.  The Pittsburgh Pirates right hander was hit for two home runs and five runs total, getting just two outs before being lifted due to a single inning pitch limit. Cole started off by giving up a double to Kevin Mattison.  The ball bounced past the first baseman, and Mattison hustled his way to a double.  Cole’s next pitch...

Time For Detroit Tigers To Give Up on Ryan Perry?

Ryan Perry had 21 BB in 37 innings in 2011 Since the Tigers 2008 first round draft pick busted on to the scene in ’09, Ryan Perry’s career has scene both glimpses of promise, and all the makings of a nightmare. Perry’s rookie year was OK, a season in which Ryan stockpiled 60 K’s in 61.2 innings. His ERA was mediocre for a late inning reliever, at 3.79. But great for a 22...

Baseball. Alex Avila Named American League's 2011 Silver Slugger Catcher

Former University of Alabama baseball player Alex Avila was named the Louisville Silver Slugger catcher for Major League Baseball's America League, on Wednesday. Avila is the first player from Alabama to win a Major League Baseball Silver Slugger award.

The Motor City's Blowtorch is a No-Brainer for MLB 2K12's Front

Justin Verlander, the Detroit Tigers flamethrower who spun a no-hitter in a season evocative of hall-of-fame names like Koufax, Gibson and Carlton, will grace the packshot of Major League Baseball 2K12, 2K Sports said. More »

Making the Pirates better: Shortstop

You know what? I'm tired of being negative about this off-season. I still don't think that things are going to play out terribly well for the Pirates this winter, but I also don't think I've done a good job of making it clear that I don't think the Pirates are breaking up the 1927 Yankees again. Ronny Cedeno and Ryan Doumit and Paul Maholm and Garrett Jones (should...
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