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Steel City Sports Report:
Warning: What you are about to read is different from what many others have written on this subject. If you are expecting this post to lay blame on twenty years of losing because of four days of training, or pander to the "I hate Bob Nutting just because its easy" crowd, please turn back now.There's a lot of things the Pirates have done wrong over the last two decades to get to where they are today. The combination of being a small market team, failing to draft the right players, and failing to develop talent has led to the worst losing streak in sports history. At this point in time, the franchise has a lot of talent but sorely lacks development among some of the most basic fundamentals; discipline at the plate, stealing bases, and throwing out base runners.They also lack something else: toughness.That's about as clear as the whites in the eyes of the 25 players on the major league roster when the season turns to August. For two years now, the Pirates have bui...
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When the Navy SEAL training report first came out, it was packaged with so many other topics that it turned the situation into a much bigger story than it was. The Navy SEAL training was paired with the “Hoka Hey” e-mail, and all of this came on the day when the Pittsburgh Pirates fell below .500 in September, in the middle of a huge second half collapse. If you combine all three...
Here are the results from the Pirates prospects in the Arizona Fall League this week.
**Matt Curry went 1-for-14 with three walks and three strikeouts. Curry is hitting for a .200/.265/.267 line in 45 at-bats on the AFL season, with a 4:14 BB/K ratio.
**Adalberto Santos went 5-for-15 with a double, a homer, three walks, and two stolen bases. Santos is hitting for a .265/.405/.412...
The Scottsdale Scorpions tied the Phoenix Desert Dogs 8-8 in 10 innings today. Here are the results for the Pirates prospects.
**Adalberto Santos went 3-for-4 with a walk, a double, and a stolen base.
**Matt Curry went 0-for-5.
**Vic Black had a rough outing, giving up three runs on two hits and two walks, while getting one out. Black threw 25 pitches, with 13 strikes. He left the...
The Arizona Diamondbacks announced via Twitter that they’ve claimed infielder Gustavo Nunez off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Nunez was the Rule 5 selection by the Pirates last year, but missed the entire year on the 60-day disabled list with an injury that he suffered prior to the Rule 5 draft. The shortstop is regarded as a plus defender, but hasn’t done much with the...
Here are the results for the Pirates prospects from the Arizona Fall League action today.
**Adalberto Santos went 0-for-2 with two walks. Santos started in left field.
**Gift Ngoepe went 0-for-3 with a walk and two strikeouts.
**Tyler Waldron pitched an inning, allowing two runs on two hits, with a walk, no strikeouts, and a home run. Waldron threw 23 pitches, with 13 strikes.
We’ve heard about the Pittsburgh Pirates putting their players through Navy SEAL training. We heard the original story, the repeat of the story, the re-repeat of the story, and all of the national attention that the story has received. We’ve heard from anonymous players, coaches, parents, agents, and members of other organizations who have spoken out against the reports of the...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 6-3 today. Here are the results from the Pirates prospects.
**Matt Curry went 0-for-3 with a walk.
**Brandon Cumpton pitched a shutout inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Cumpton threw 16 pitches with eight strikes.