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The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to be one of the most exciting team to watch in baseball, and their unquestionable leaders is Gold Glove OF Andrew McCutchen. The three-time All-Star “Cutch” leads on the field by example both with his bat and his glove. The latter was on full display in this amazing diving catch on Carlos Beltran, then pops to his feet to double up Matt Holliday by a half step (courtesy of MLB.com).
The Pirates won the first game of Tuesday’s double header with the Cardinals, pushing them a half-game up on their NL Central rivals, who are mired in a 5-game losing streak. Talk about putting a team on your back.
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BEST OF MAXIM
FanGraphs projects Andrew McCutchen to finish the season at 7.0 wins above replacement. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have a nearly 98 percent chance to reach the MLB postseason, averaging projections from Baseball Prospectus and Clay Davenport, and are expected to finish the season 93-69.
The combined playoff odds are the best in Major League Baseball and the...
Per USA Today Sports: You never know who’s gonna show up to a pirates game. Check out this unlikely pair, seating close enough for a great photo op: a priest in a Hard Rock Cafe hat and a shirtless guy in a leather jacket wearing a Crocodile Dundee hat…
@fsmikey @FSBigBob "Hey a priest. (Glance behind him) Oh My God!" #mansweat #bucs pic.twitter.com/ABHASg9bv1
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
The story of the Pirates’ win Monday night may really just come down to the opinion of who you ask; some may say Francisco Liriano’s dominant seven innings were the key while others may dissent in favor of the four-run first inning and five-run seventh inning.
Liriano was dominant Monday night, pitching seven innings and allowing a run on four hits. Photo Credit: David Hague...
There are four lefties among the probables today, including 2013 4th round draft pick Cody Dickson, who threw five no-hit innings his last time out. Kris Johnson, who is quietly having a big season, will be on the mound in Indianapolis. 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...
Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.
Liriano (11-4) struck out eight and walked just two to win his fifth straight start. The Pirates kicked off the key series at PNC Park by sending the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss to pull...
Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Minor League operations Larry Broadway updates the progress of prospects in the Pirates minor league system.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wrested control of the National League Central from the St. Louis Cardinals with a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.
They'll look to expand their lead with a sixth straight win over the reeling Cardinals on Wednesday night.
The Pirates (64-42) have won eight of 11 behind a starting staff that has posted a 1.95 ERA during that span. They've compiled a 1...
The first half of double-headers are always a little strange. When AJ Burnett got into a bases-loaded/no out jam in the third inning, my first concern was about the bullpen and now about Burnett blowing the 1-0 lead he'd been handed by Pedro Alvarez's first inning double. Burnett escaped the jam with only one run scored, though, and he cruised through the next five innings...
The Pirates have no more than lukewarm interest in Alex Rios.
Yesterday it seemed like the Pirates were close to a deal with Alex Rios. By the end of the night a trade for Rios seemed unlikely. Then Rios hurt his foot, which pretty much sealed it.
Jayson Stark reports today that the White Sox would like to move Rios today, but that it doesn’t look promising. He also says the Pirates...
Cardinals (62-41) at Pirates (62-42)
4:05–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
MLB.com Gameday: Game 1 // Game 2
TV: ROOT (both), MLBN (Game 1)
After a great start to the series, the Pirates are back at it today against the Cardinals in a doubleheader – making up a rainout in April. The Pirates are within a half game of first place, but they’ll need to sweep the DH to hold the top spot at...
No last-minute deals for #Pirates. They stand pat.
— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) July 31, 2013
As I wrote this morning, I thought that the Pirates had needs to address at the deadline today, but it's not actually an understatement to say that almost nothing happened all day. The Diamondbacks and Padres swapped Ian Kennedy and Joe Thatcher, the...
Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson recently threw in front
of several teams. He reportedly looked good, garnering interest from roughly a
half-dozen suitors. At this point, Scott Miller of CBS Sports reports that
Wilson has narrowed the list and is close to signing his next contract, and Jim
Bowden of ESPN says the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los
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.…