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Pittsburgh Pirates offensive woes continue

In the most important series of the season so far for the Pittsburgh Pirates, they’ve failed to perform. Both of the first two games in St. Louis have had a common theme and that is lack of run support. It has been a problem all season and figures to continue as there have been no indications of anything changing in the near future. On Friday night, A.J. Burnett took the hill looking...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Look To Ride A Solid April To The Postseason

When you look at the Pittsburgh Pirates, they are going to finish the month of April above .500. No, they are not going to be in the driver’s seat as far as the National League Central is concerned. In fact, they are not even technically a playoff team right now. However, they are right where they need to be to try to make their 3rd consecutive trip to the postseason. They have...
Via We Should Be GM's
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Final: May 2nd, 2015

Photo By: Heidi If you only read one thing… There’s not much left to say about Nelson Cruz at this point. He is hitting everything right now, hitting for average and for power at his new home, Safeco Field. HOWEVER, I put Nelson Cruz in the sell high category as of today, because I believe there is someone out there that is probably panicking over the fact that Andrew McCutchen...
Via The Fantasy Fix
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 23: Cardinals 2 Pirates 1

Before the game, I wrote this: Last year, the Pirates were 8-11 against the Cardinals. They lost six of those games by one run (two of those were walkoffs), and another one on a walkoff two-run home run. The Pirates lost the NL Central by two games last year. There are plenty of things that happen in a 162-game season to separate two teams out from each other, but when the 2014...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Pittsburgh Pirates NL Central favorites after Wainwright’s injury?

The St. Louis Cardinals received crushing information earlier this week as they learned their ace Adam Wainwright would miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury. As the Cardinals were obviously devastated by this news, the rest of the NL Central took a sigh of relief. Wainwright has been dominant for the majority of his career and is a driving force for the Cardinals...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Roundup: Buy/Sell on These 8 Struggling Hitters

With 12-13% of the season already in the books, some players have not performed up to their draft day value. The question on the minds of every fantasy owner is whether these players improve the rest of the season. The following analysis of each hitter is from the point of view of the owner of the hitter. Before I go on it’s important to note we’re dealing with a small sample...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez’s Power Essential for Pirates’ Success

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez connects on a two-run single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) The Pittsburgh Pirates are not a power team. They get their share of home runs, sure, but the Bucs’ long ball totals aren’t owed in particular to any one person. In 2014, nine...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Struggles At Plate Don’t Worry McCutchen, Fans

CINCINNATI, OH – SEPTEMBER 26: Andrew McCutchen #22 of the Pittsburgh Pirates doubles to center field to drive in a run in the eighth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on September 26, 2014 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Pirates defeated the Reds 3-1. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) Andrew McCutchen is batting below .200 this season. That’s not something...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Reaches 1,000 Hits in Pirates’ Win

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen reacts after strikes out swinging during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Chicago Cubs in Chicago, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Andrew McCutchen’s 1,000th career hit was just one of many highlights for the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night, where the Bucs decidedly topped the Cubs 8-1 at Wrigley Field to...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starters will get their rest ... later

  So far the Pirates lineup has seemingly consisted of the same players day after day. There has not been a lot of shuffling of players or rest in the early going as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review points out. "Neil Walker entered play Wednesday having played in all 21 of the Pirates' games. Fellow regulars Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez and Josh Harrison played in...
Via Fox Sports
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Dynasty League Strategy: How to Pick the Right High Batting Average Prospects

In dynasty leagues, choosing the right prospects to draft or add via waivers is one of the most important skills to have to be an effective manager. The time commitment and roster space that these players will take up will directly affect both the way your team performs and your roster flexibility, so it’s paramount to make sure you’re making these selections wisely. When choosing...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McCutchen reaches hits milestone as Pirates rout Cubs

  Andrew McCutchen reached the 1,000-hit plateau Wednesday night, which was a big deal to nearly everyone in the Pittsburgh Pirates' clubhouse - except McCutchen. ''It's a good milestone,'' he said, ''but I don't want to stop there.'' The All-Star center fielder was more focused on the final result, Pittsburgh's 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. ''It was good to get a win,'' he...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

McCutchen collects 1000th hit

Andrew McCutchen is having one of the worst months of his career, but on Wednesday night there was a silver lining as McCutchen accomplished a career milestone – 1,000 career hits. “It just means I've been able to play long enough,” McCutchen told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I've had the opportunity to play five-plus years.” (h/t: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) Photo Credit...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole, McCutchen lead Pirates past Cubs, 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) Gerrit Cole allowed three hits over six innings, Andrew McCutchen had a two-run triple and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted an 8-1 victory Wednesday night, salvaging the finale of the three-game series and snapping the Chicago Cubs' four-game winning streak. McCutchen, who went 2 for 5, recorded the 1,00th hit of his career with an eighth-inning single. Starling Marte...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

No need to worry about McCutchen

  Andrew McCutchen isn't off to a blazing start at the plate, but that doesn't mean there's any reason to panic. It's never easy to watch a team's superstar go through a slump, but Pirates fans can take solace in the fact that this may just be par for the course. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, slow Aprils are nothing new for McCutchen. “For his career, McCutchen has...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday Not Funnies. Andrew McCutchen is having a slump.

Lets hope it lasts a little longer...
Via Cub Reporter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

McCutchen: 'I'm feeling good, so the outcome will be there'

  Andrew McCutchen is in the middle of an offensive rut, but instead of stressing about it the Pirates All-Star has a more laid back approach. “That's baseball … it's a game of adjustments. I'll get there, it's a matter of time,” McCutchen told Pirates.com. “I'm not focused on the outcome, just on the feeling. And I'm feeling good, so the outcome will be there. Long as I...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

A return to the scene of the crime

After a reasonably successful opening home stand, the Pirates are headed out for their first extended road trip of 2015. They’re in Arizona tonight, which you probably remember as the place where a bad baseball team full of ******** machismo injured Andrew McCutchen last August because Ernesto Frieri was bad at baseball. Kirk Gibson is gone now, but Tony La Russa is still overseeing...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 16: Pirates 5 Cubs 4

When the lineups were announced before this game and I saw Starling Marte on the bench with his hand problem and Andrew McCutchen out with a scheduled off day, I thought to myself, “Well, this is doable if Gregory Polanco does everything by himself.” As it turned out, he almost did, though he got a helping hand from Josh Harrison. With the Pirates down 4-1 in the sixth inning...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates-Diamondbacks Preview

The last pitch Paul Goldschmidt saw in 2014 fractured his left hand in a matchup with Pittsburgh, leaving Arizona without its star for the final 52 games. Diamondbacks reliever Randall Delgado plunked Pirates star Andrew McCutchen the following day in retaliation, and McCutchen later said, "Just remember: I don't forget." The clubs meet for the first time since that series Friday...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pete Rose joining Fox brings reinstatement one step closer

This weekend, Fox Sports blew the mind of baseball fans across the country when they hired banned MLB hit king Pete Rose as a studio analyst. While there was some negative feedback for Fox following the hire, many baseball fans were enthused and overjoyed about Fox bringing Rose closer to the game, regardless of how good or bad he’ll end up as an on-air analyst. But Fox...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Brewers Bar Weekly Hangover 4/19/15

Each Sunday evening we will review our favorite and least favorite events of the previous week, and share our perspective on how the team is doing.  Please enjoy responsibly. Cheers! (Best event/news of the week) Brewers Win in Front of Record Busch Stadium Crowd: It’s a little early for any one victory to be the best thing that happened all week, but the Brewers win on Monday...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: early offensive struggles

After finishing their series with the Detroit Tigers, the Pirates have shown their weakness. So far this season the starting pitchers have performed at a very high level, minus one start by Vance Worley. In back-to-back games Pittsburgh has failed to score a single run while producing only five hits. While some might downplay this as only two games, it doesn’t appear that this...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Makes a Modern Baserunning Gaffe

It’s not very often you see Andrew McCutchen making a mistake, but it happened yesterday in Pittsburgh’s 1-0 loss to the Tigers. A tip of the hat to Pirates broadcasters Tim Neverett and Bob Walk for pointing out this interesting wrinkle. It was the Pirates’ half of the fourth inning, with the game tied 0-0 […]
Via Fangraphs
17 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s April and the Pirates can’t hit again

Welp, stop me if you’ve heard that one before. I am still very confident that this is a good offense. A couple of awful games doesn’t change that. They are in a slump. A quick look at some of the averages for guys with legit track records will tell you right away that this won’t last long: Not great. pic.twitter.com/PCF6YLwgm0 — Brian McElhinny (@rtjr) April 16, 2015 Regardless...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss
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