Jordy Mercer: Pirates Look to Turn Shortstop Position into Strength

Clint Barmes, Ronny Cedeno , Jack Wilson, Mike Benjamin, Pat Meares, Lou Collier, Kevin Elster. Those names all have two things in common. 1) Over the last 15 seasons, they have been starters on opening day for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  2) Not one of those players were above average or even average Major League hitters Heading into the 2014 season, the Pirates look to change that...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

This is why the Pittsburgh Pirates have been so bad for the last 20 years

The Pittsburgh Pirates streak of consecutive losing seasons is long enough that it can legally drink a beer dahn at a bar in Pittsburgh’s Saathh Saaad. But 51 games into the regular season, the Bucs are 11 games over .500, good for third in the NL Central and their .608 winning percentage is third-best in the National League. It got me thinking about some of the players in the...
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May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The overwhelming and ever present need for pitching

Think back to 1996. Names like Dave Hollins, Rich Becker and Greg Myers dotted the Minnesota lineup. I know that many of my friends think of it as the dawning of the bad times for the Twins. I know I do, and I associate some of those names (Scott Stahoviak, Pat Meares, Matt Walbeck etc) with the worst offenses the Twins have ever had. Here is a fun fact. The 1996 Twins scored more...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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