Found March 20, 2014 on Bush League Chronicle:
Andrew McCutchen is gunning to become the unquestioned authority when it comes to mimicking other players' batting stances.Seen here is the Pittsburgh Pirates star doing impressions of Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Albert Pujols and Roberto Clemente.Even the heralded Batting Stance Guy is moved by McCutchen impression ability.

Pirates Rumors: Travis Snider and more being shopped

The Pittsburgh Pirates plan to be in the playoff picture again in 2014 but they believe they can still strengthen their roster.  Yesterday I reported the Pirates were shopping Jose Tabata, Vin Mazzaro & Bryan Morris.  Today comes word of Travis Snider being on the market as well.  Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune writes:"I’ve heard from a couple of sources...

Gerrit Cole's 2014 season outlook

The fantasy community is always eager to unearth the next superstar, and as a result you may find some of the young arms we saw flash excellence last season become pricier than they should be on draft day. With that said, we look at two 23 year old pitchers who played a big role in their team’s trips to the post season last year – with the squads facing off against each other...

Five Prospects to Watch in 2014

by Brandon Posa For as long as I can remember, there has been nothing more exciting to me than following the PIrates minor league system. As much as I thoroughly enjoy watching the big club night after night, there are some times where I find myself actually enjoying checking up on how the young guys on the farm are doing. Tim William's Pirates Prospects literally became like...

2014 NL Central Preview: 2nd Place – Pittsburgh Pirates

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 and make another strong run at a second straight postseason bid. Projected...

A Fun Comparison Between Andrew McCutchen & Barry Bonds

by Brandon Posa Heading into the 2014, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is reigning king. He's fresh off an MVP award, one which came a season after he was a runner up for the award. He has a gold glove, two silver sluggers, three all star appearances, and the ultimate Swagger. Since his call up to the big leagues in June 2009, Cutch has become a fan favorite, electrifying...

VIDEO: Pirates Andrew McCutchen gives hilarious batting stance impressions

Reigning National League MVP Pittsburgh Pirates Andrew McCutchen is obviously a 5-tool baseball player.  He’s also a five-player impersonator. Or make that six.  Watch his ESPN segment with Buster Olney as “Cutch” does some hilarious dead on impressions of Derek Jeter, Manny Ramirez, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, and Albert Pujols.  Then he threw in a respectful Roberto...

Reserve catcher Stewart sidelined after knee surgery

The Pirates will be without backup catcher Chris Stewart for at least the first month of the season. Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to have the meniscus in his right knee repaired by Dr. James Andrews. Stewart injured the knee March 12 against the Twins and has not played in a game since. The Pirates estimated Stewart's recovery time will be between four and...

Pirates relievers eager to pitch in again

Before a mid-March spring training game — the period of the exhibition season where opening day seems simultaneously around the corner and, after weeks of monotonous workouts, far away — Tony Watson voiced his optimism. “We’re just excited now,” he said. “Only two weeks.” Watson also was referring to the end of camp for a Pirates team featuring such a strong bullpen...

Gerrit Cole "primed for big season"

Earlier today I saw an article from a scouting website that said that Gerrit Cole was "primed to have a big season". The article included an interview with Cole, which I am almost positive the entire article was based off of. I would know more about it, but it was one of those stupid sites where you have to have a paid membership just to read their stuff and nobody'...

Hurdle's message: Time is now

Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle sat down with's George Von Benko for an in depth look at the upcoming season.

Pirates' Cole primed for big season

Gerrit Cole gave the Pirates a boost when the first pick in the 2011 amateur draft made his debut in June. The 23-year old righty finished with a record of 10-7 with a 3.22 ERA. Cole and the Pirates are expecting big things in 2014.'s George Von Benko caught up with Cole recently.

My "First" 1/1 White Whale: Russell Martin 2008 Topps Triple Threads

In my roughly four years of collecting, I've been fortunate enough to land numerous White Whales which will forever call my collection home. However, it was not until mid-January of this year that I finally acquired an actual White Whale from Topps Triple Threads that fits nicely into one of my main PCs.Mr. Russell Martin hails from 2008 Triple Threads and was had for a ridiculously...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Preview

The Pirates want to prove themselves again in 2014. Last year, they ended a string of 20 consecutive losing seasons — the longest in major...

Batting Stance Guy Better Watch His Back

Gar Ryness, aka "Batting Stance Guy", has become a tremendous success by combining his knack for mimicry with his encyclopedic knowledge/love of baseball. Well...Ryness better watch his back. Because, as it turns out, when you get big enough, everyone wants a piece of the action.  ESPN re-posted video from last fall of reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen...

Bud Norris pitches Orioles past Pirates 4-2

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Baltimore starter Bud Norris gave up a solo homer to Andrew McCutchen, then settled in and helped the Orioles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Thursday night.
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