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A brief trade deadline preview (or not so brief, I am bad at brief)

We’ve got about six hours until this afternoon’s trade deadline, and I think the safest bet might be that the Pirates are done. They’ve already addressed their infield/bench depth situation with Aramis Ramirez, they’ve made one trade that upgrades their bullpen with Joakim Soria, and they’ve made a third move that might do the same in Joe Blanton, depending on how charitable...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Adam Lind edition

After making a few moves in picking up Aramis Ramirez, Joe Blanton and Joakin Soria, the Pittsburgh Pirates have one glaring hole left to fill. Upgrading at the first base position has been a need for this team since the opening month of the season. Pedro Alvarez now has 16 errors on the season which are the most by a first baseman since Ryan Howard’s 19 in 2008. Although he is...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Pedro Alvarez Beats The Shift In Cincinnati

Three True Outcome slugger Pedro Alvarez did his finest, today, to beat the shift put on by the Cincinnati Reds in the second inning. The solo shot for El Toro was his 15th of the season and drove in his 50th run. As you can see in the video, the pitch from David Holmberg was an 87 mph “fastball” that just hung up there where El Toro would perceive it as a 32-ounce prime rib...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates May Be Interested In Napoli & Victorino

(AP Photo)If Bill West of the Pittsburgh Tribune is to be believed, the Pirates are interested in trading for two of Boston expendable veterans—first-baseman Mike Napoli and outfielder Shane Victorino. Even if Ben Cherington gets only one or two decent prospects in return, he should clearly make this deal. Napoli would give the Bucs a major defensive upgrade over incumbent 1B Pedro...
Via FenwayNation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Mike Napoli edition

A recent report has surfaced that the Pittsburgh Pirates are potentially interested in trading for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune reported that the Pirates have looked into bringing Mike Napoli to Pittsburgh. Although Napoli has struggled at the plate this season, he has been very solid defensively. This would be a decently effective...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend Roundup: Deadline Effects

We’ve now seen some trades as the Major League Baseball trade deadline approaches, and all have had at least some fantasy impact for standard mixed leagues. Here is a look at what we have seen from each of the major trade pieces and what we can expect from them for the rest of the season. Scott Kazmir The first of the major deals saw Scott Kazmir shipped from the Oakland A...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday round-up: Gerrit Cole’s start, what to look for at the deadline

Watching Gerrit Cole develop this season has really been an interesting experience. In Cole’s first eleven starts, he struck out 79 hitters over 71 innings and had eight or more strikeouts five times. He was really dominant in those starts, with a 1.90 ERA and a .590 OPS against and a 61:16 K:BB. Yesterday was the first time in the nine starts since those first 11 starts that he...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome back, Aramis Ramirez

On July 22nd, 2003, Aramis Ramirez played third and batted cleanup for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates lost 2-0 to the Houston Astros, who were their division rivals at the time. On the next day, Ramirez was traded to the Chicago Cubs in a terrible salary dump that signaled the way much of the next four or so years would go in Pittsburgh. Twelve years and two days have passed...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: After hearing Bucs want him gone, Alvarez parks one in the Allegheny

On Thursday the headlines blared that the Pittsburgh Pirates wanted "to get rid" of Pedro Alvarez, that they were willing to give him away to the first taker.Since then, the first baseman has knocked in four runs in consecutive victories over the Washington Nationals, and he's collected two hits, including Friday's bomb that cleared the right-field bleachers and made a crash landing...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates are said to 'want to get rid of' Pedro Alvarez

As the trade deadline inches closer, one name reportedly in greater circulation is the Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez. One general manager told Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan, that the Pirates "want to get rid of" him. The first baseman is batting just .231 with 12 home runs and 43 RBI. He has struck out 76 times, the second-highest rate on the team. Alvarez, who can be a defensive...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Florimon is the latest random callup

And he’s your new starting shortstop. Here’s our lineup for game 3 in KC. http://t.co/yVeeycpKAS#LetsGoBucspic.twitter.com/9huHyKsfiw — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 22, 2015 Florimon is another “depth” (I use that term VERY lightly) guy that can probably field, but can’t hit at all. It doesn’t help that Francisco Cervelli is still out (hopefully just a day-to...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Mitch Moreland edition

The Pittsburgh Pirates have started the second half of the season on a poor note. Having lost their first two games to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates now sit 4.5 back of the division leading St. Louis Cardinals. First baseman Pedro Alvarez has gone on another slump while committing costly errors in the field. He is too inconsistent for the Pirates to be able to rely on him down...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Surging Pirates look to carry momentum into second half

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jordy Mercer and Pedro Alvarez were on the way to their lockers to savor another improbable comeback late Sunday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates teammates stopped in unison in front of one of the half-dozen large-screen televisions in the clubhouse. They stood, grins glued in place, to relive Gregory Polanco's walkoff single that lifted the Pirates to a 6-5, 10...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greatest Game in PNC Park History(?)

I feel pretty comfortable saying that at this point. Go ahead an add the “regular season” caveat if you want – that’s fine. But when you add up the implications, the energy in the ballpark, the crazy amount of ridiculous things that happened, and the epic finish….it does not get any better (for July). Like, I mean, c’mon. A.J. Burnett hit a freaking home run!  That happened...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 84: Pirates 5 Padres 2

This feels like a recurring pattern lately: the Pirates play poorly early on, keep the game from getting out of hand, right the ship, and then chip away until they find themselves ahead late in the game. Tonight’s particulars: Charlie Morton looked awful in the first two innings, but somehow escaped the top of the second with just a 2-0 deficit after the Padres left a runner at...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres lose to Pirates on Alvarez's single in the 9th

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' latest loss was more personal for interim manager Pat Murphy than other defeats. Pedro Alvarez -- Murphy's son-in-law -- singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Monday night. Murphy admitted that it was an awkward moment as the Padres lost...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres lose to Pirates on Alvarez's single in the 9th

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The San Diego Padres' latest loss was more personal for interim manager Pat Murphy than other defeats. Pedro Alvarez -- Murphy's son-in-law -- singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Monday night. Murphy admitted that it was an awkward moment as the Padres lost...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
25 days ago  |  Discuss

While You Were Drinking 2015 Game 85 (SD at PIT)

Sometimes things get a little fuzzy after spending an evening at the pub. Here’s a friendly reminder of what you might have missed while you were drinking. The Padres (39-46) scored fewer runs than the Pittsburgh Pirates (48-34) at PNC Park yesterday, 2-1. Pedro Alvarez hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give the Pirates the victory. James Shields (7-3, 3...
Via Padres Public
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Padres manager Pat Murphy loses on walk-off hit by son-in-law

Monday night’s loss for Padres manager Pat Murphy must have tasted more bitter than usual. He lost on a walk-off hit by his son-in-law. That’s right, the Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez is married to his daughter Keli.After the game, per MLB.com, Murphy said:"Well, I'll be able to look back and laugh if in fact things go really well in the next three months."And if things don’t go...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Burnett and the Bull

Man. That was awesome. Pedro Alvarez gets the whipped cream pie from @wudeydo34 after his walkoff single giving the #Pirates a 2-1 win pic.twitter.com/6N8QorLll1 — Justin Berl (@JustinBerlPhoto) July 7, 2015 A.J. Burnett was named an All-Star moments before he took the mound, and he once again pitched brilliantly, pushing the ERA back below two. He was hosed with one of the...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez's RBI single in 9th lifts Pirates past Padres, 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Alvarez's second career game-ending hit lifted the Pirates to their eight win in 10 games and beat his father-in-law, Padres interim manager Pat Murphy. Andrew McCutchen started the winning...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Craig Breslow edition

As the All-Star game is fast approaching, teams will begin exploring trades more in depth and deals will be made soon. The Pirates have gotten back on track lately after hitting a bit of a rough patch. They currently sit seven games back of the division leading St. Louis Cardinals and should be looking at ways to improve this team. Many people, including myself have talked about...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates' Alvarez searching for power

Watch Pedro Alvarez take batting practice or look at some of his past highlight reels and it's evident that he can hit for a lot of power. However, Alvarez has run into a power shortage in 2015, something the Pirates need to change if they're going to fight for a third straight trip to the playoffs. "It's contact point more than anything," Pirates hitting coach Jeff Branson told...
Via Fox Sports
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 70: Pirates 7 Reds 6

If I had to venture a guess, I’d assume that teams that score seven runs in an inning have a pretty good winning percentage throughout the history of baseball. I could leave the recap there, since that’s about all the substance I have to offer due to my focus being mostly on my softball league’s championship this week (look, we lost tonight, but we won the winner’s bracket...
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June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Brandon Moss edition

As the rumors fly and the debates emerge over the needs that this Pittsburgh Pirates team has, a position which hasn’t been discussed much is first base. Pedro Alvarez has been average at best this season and continues to under perform. I believe with how well the team is currently playing, adding another first basemen would make them even stronger. The Pirates have won 20 of their...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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