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Pirates Injury Update: Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have stayed relatively healthy throughout 2014, but they have a few key players out at the time as they fight for a division title. Here are the latest updates on Gerrit Cole, Pedro Alvarez, and Clint Barmes via's Stephen Pianovich.#451705896 / gettyimages.comGerrit ColePianovich reports that Gerrit Cole threw a simulated game Wednesday, throwing...
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Oh Texas You, You Got What I Neeeed

Everyone is talking about trading Pedro Alvarez.  That’s the hot sport take on all the call in shows, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Let’s be real here. Josh Harrison is not an adequate replacement for Pedro Alvarez. Not at all. Pedro Alvarez in June and July: Report Created on Josh Harrison in June and July: Report Created on ...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Power and Patience of Pedro Alvarez

If I had to guess, I’d say that the one Pirate-related question that I get asked more than any other is some variation on this one: “Is Pedro Alvarez ever going to put everything together?” Every spring training, every Alvarez hot streak, every Alvarez slump, they all bring the same question. Before 2014, my answer to the question never varied: “Look at his strikeout rate...
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The future of Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez throwing up the Zoltan sign (Photo Courtesy of USA TODAY) The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with Pedro Alvarez signing him to a 1-year deal worth $4.25 million dollars, a hefty raise over his 2013 $700,000 earnings. After hitting a career-high 36 home runs, Alvarez has rightfully earned his raise. Pittsburgh controls the slugger’s rights through 2016, but...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: First base rumors

Ike Davis (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Mills/ The Star Ledger) Winter meetings have come and gone, and several names like James Loney are off the market. While the Pittsburgh Pirates still are in need of a first baseman. Garrett Jones has signed with the Miami Marlins after the Pirates designated him for assignment in November. What other options remain? Ike Davis seems to be the...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Playoffs or bust for Pittsburgh Pirates

Big names like Pedro Alvarez must be more consistent at the plate if the Pirates are to make a serious playoff run. For the first time in two decades, Pirates fans won’t be, or at least shouldn’t be, satisfied with mediocrity. If you could get in a time machine and travel back ten, five, or heck, even one year ago and ask Bucs fans what they expected out of their favorite team...
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Pirates need to add offense by the trade deadline

  Clint Barmes is struggling offensively for a second straight year   With the trade deadline rapidly approaching the Pittsburgh Pirates are faced with the decision on whether to add more depth or to ride their current roster. Last season Pittsburgh saw a complete collapse for a second straight season after the trade deadline passed. Some people questioned whether messing up the...
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Mid-Season Report Card

Pedro Alvarez and the Pittsburgh Pirates have very good reasons to be all smiles Team: Pittsburgh Pirates Record: 56-37 (1.0 GB) Biggest Surprise of First Half: While the entire Pittsburgh Pirates team has been one giant surprise at how well they have played, one individual who stands out as the biggest surprise is none other than Jeff Locke. Locke started the year in the Pirates...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
July 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates fan jumps into river for Pedro Alvarez home run ball (Video)

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Bobby Zappala jumped off a boat into the Allegheny River fully clothed to grab a home run ball hit out of PNC Park by third baseman Pedro Alvarez during last Friday night's game. Your browser does not support iframes. The 2-run HR by Alvarez tied the Houston Astros at 4-4 in the bottom of the eighth, and the Pirates won the game in the bottom...
Via Holdout Sports
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Alvarez hits HR out of PNC Park, into river

Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez brings new meaning to “hit it out of the park” as this home run ball clears the bleachers and ends up in the Allegheny drink. Screen snaps below courtesy of, Root Sports, and KDKA and brought to you by Lowe’s. Looks like a Sergio Garcia shot at 17 Sometimes you just have to get wet as a fan retrieves the wet souvenir -David...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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