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Pirates sign Josh Harrison to extension that surprises literally everyone

At noon today I was frantically trying to finish up some lab work and working on getting ready for my four hours of recitation this afternoon when this came across my Twitter feed. I blinked, I scrolled back to see if I missed something, I hit refresh to see if it was a mistake, and then the confirmation tweets rolled in. One day into the 2015 season, one year after Josh Harrison...
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates extend Josh Harrison

By Derek Harvey Last season was Josh Harrison’s fourth season in the majors though just his first full season. It was also the best season of his entire career at any level. In 550 plate appearances he hit 315/347/490 (.365 wOBA, 137 wRC+) with 13 home runs and 18 stolen bases. He also played 3B, 2B, SS, LF, and RF.  Today the Pirates rewarded Harrison with a 4 year extension...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Kang bring a bang to the Pittsburgh Pirates lineup?

Earlier this off-season, the Pittsburgh Pirates made headlines by winning the bidding rights to Korean infielder Jung-ho Kang in somewhat of a stunning move. Kang who played for the Nexen Heroes in the Korean league destroyed competition this past season. In 116 games he hit 40 home-runs with 117 runs batted in, while posting an impressive .356 batting average. While those numbers...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Josh Harrison is the true MVP

Photo credit: Post GazetteIt seems like the obvious choice for the Pittsburgh Pirate’s MVP would be center-fielder Andrew McCutchen, but Josh Harrison has been just as important to the club, if not more. Harrison is just an utility player and a fine one at that. He was never really given a shot at starting every day until this May and he has earned his keep. The 27-year-old utility...
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Harrison turns spectacular double play

There’s turning the conventional 5-4-3 double play and then there’s what Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison seems to do on a daily basis. With runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the seventh inning, Harrison made a great diving stop on a hit down the line by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Kris Negron. Quickly tapping third base with his throwing...
Via The Sports Daily
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot stuff: Pirates break down before loss to D-backs

PHOENIX -- Maybe the Pirates should have seen their loss to Arizona coming. The ride to the park set a tone. One of the Pirates' team buses broke down five times on the way to Chase Field from the team hotel on Thursday afternoon, left fielder Josh Harrison said. The one Harrison was on. "Something with the radiator," Harrison said before the Pirates' 7-4 loss to the Diamondbacks...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison Escapes Rundown With Crazy Moves (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison can escape a rundown like no other player can. The first-time National League All-Star narrowly avoided getting tagged in a pickle during a June 27 game against the New York Mets. Harrison topped that performance on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies with some elusive moves that any NFL team would like to have in its backfield. Harrison...
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Josh Harrison named to All-Star team

The Midsummer Classic is supposed to be for players having all-star years, but that is not always the case. Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison deserves to represent his team despite not being the typical everyday player. Harrison is having a surprising season for the Pirates and earned his first all-star bid on Sunday. Anyone who questions the decision to have a super-utility...
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Why Josh Harrison has been the biggest surprise

Josh Harrison Right field wasn’t exactly a power position for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Both Jose Tabata and Travis Snider were struggling, but then Josh Harrison worked his way into the starting role. The Cincinnati native has often been ridiculed by fans. Many questioned why he was even on the roster and thought he would never be anything more than a minor league baseball player...
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison makes spectacular diving catch, hits go-ahead homer (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Pittsburgh Pirates took two out of three from the New York Yankees over the weekend, and the stellar play of Josh Harrison on Sunday was a big reason why. The 26-year-old Pirates outfielder hit a go-ahead solo home run and later made a spectacular catch to preserve the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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