Winning and tough decisions go hand in hand. The Pirates have reversed the culture in Pittsburgh and became a winning team, but now the decisions carry more weight.
If the Pirates want to continue to win, they need to make strong personnel decisions and they have a couple big decisions looming in the next couple years.
Both Gerrit Cole and Pedro Alvarez are set to hit free agency...
The 2015 season kicked off this past week and the Pirates have rebounded nicely after a rough start. After the first two series the Bucs sit at 2-4. While it is still early and the sample size is small, there are some things to keep an eye on as the season progresses. Hopefully a return to PNC Park will give the Pirates a much needed spark.
The opening series in Cincinnati is one...
We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive, towering ones) is what Pedro Alvarez does well. Unfortunately, he happened to time the failure of […]
Through his struggles on defense and league lead in errors, Pedro Alvarez continues to battle something that has haunted him all season long for the Pittsburgh Pirates. No one knows exactly what is wrong with Alvarez, but everyone still holds their breath when he fields a groundball at third base, hoping that the 2013 NL […]
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...
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...