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2014 Recaps: Starling Marte Has Quietly Become One of the Best in Baseball

Prior to the 2012 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Andrew McCutchen to a big extension. The deal paid him $51.5 M, locking up all of his arbitration years and buying out control of three free agent years. That season, McCutchen responded with a 6.8 WAR, went on to win an MVP award the next year, and the extension started looking like a massive value for the Pirates. They might...
Via Pirates Prospects
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: In Discussing the Best Players in MLB, Andrew McCutchen is Second to One

In 2012, Andrew McCutchen had his first big breakout season, hitting for a .327/.400/.553 line and putting up a 6.8 WAR. The fear at the end of the year, after the Pirates collapsed in the second half, was that McCutchen wouldn’t be able to repeat those numbers in the future, making it impossible for the Pirates to contend in future years. McCutchen didn’t repeat those numbers...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Center Field Recap: Another MVP Season For McCutchen?

Andrew McCutchen had the highest WAR among NL position players. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Each year we do a recap of every position at the major league level for the Pittsburgh Pirates, taking a look at how the 2014 season went at that position, along with the future of the position. Each year there is no position easier than the center field position. The Pirates have no question...
Via Pirates Prospects
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Apologizes to Young Fan

Pittsburgh Pirates fan Bryce Robison had one wish for his sixth birthday…have Andrew McCutchen show up to his party. But, since the Pirates had a day game against the Chicago Cubs and the drive from Wrigley Field to Edison’s Entertainment Complex (where the party was held) is nearly five hours, the 2013 National League MVP was, understandably, absent. Oh…and he’s Andrew FREAKIN’...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen will push Bucs to postseason

Andrew McCutchen – Photo Credit – Alex Lewis The Pittsburgh Pirates finally ended their much publicized and long drought last season when they won 94 games and made the postseason as a Wild Card. As we all probably know by now, it was their first playoff appearance since 1992. I was 3 years old at the time. This season, the road has seemed to be a little tougher, with their top...
Via Hot Stove MLB
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Hits Stand-Up, Inside-The-Park Home Run (Video)

Andrew McCutchen hit an inside-the-park homer against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday, and it wasn’t even close to being contested. The Pittsburgh Pirates’ star outfielder launched one over the head of Phillies center fielder Ben Revere and high off the wall. By the time right fielder Grady Sizemore could even make a throw home, the speedy McCutchen was around third base...
Via NESN.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen gets first inside-the-park home run in amazing time (VIDEO)

Andrew McCutchen is known as one of the fastest players in baseball, so it comes as a big surprise to find out that the reigning National League MVP's inside-the-park home run Wednesday night was the first of his major league career.And, as he rounded the bases in a blistering time of 15.44 seconds, there was no doubt he has the legs.Your browser does not support iframes.McCutchen...
Via The Other Paper
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is currently one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball. He showcased that speed in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in which he rounded the bases after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. McCutchen blasted a pitch from Jerome Williams off the wall in center field, and then let his speed...
Via The Sports Daily
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Four MLB teams that were previously counted out but are still in playoff contention

Miami is now within shouting distance of the Giants, but they’ll have to pass two teams in between them—one of which is the Pittsburgh Pirates.After washing away a drought of 21 consecutive losing seasons, the Bucs are vying for a much more pleasant streak: back-to-back playoff appearances.The chances of this happening—like the season itself—has taken on the effects of a...
Via The Sports Daily
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen rips D-Backs after he gets plunked

Your browser does not support iframes.Andrew McCutchen was none too pleased about Arizona's decision to intentionally hit him with a retaliation pitch on Saturday.The move to plunk McCutchen came on the heels of Diamondbacks All-Star Paul Goldschmidt suffering a fractured hand on a pitch delivered by Pirates reliever Ernesto Frieri.As the unwritten rule in baseball goes, if one...
Via Bush League Chronicle
August 03, 2014  |  2 Comments
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