Pittsburgh Pirates

Travis Swaggerty
Jim Marshall - Jun 7, 2022

Travis Swaggerty gets the call as the Pittsburgh Pirates added him to the big league roster this past weekend. The centerfielder is considered one of their top prospects. He will get a chance to showcase his potential, and have an opportunity to stay with the Pirates for the rest of the season. Received Attention The […]


Jim Marshall - Mar 15, 2022

Questions remain for the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff to begin the shortened 2022 Spring Training. With MLB and the MLBPA agreeing to a new CBA, the MLB lockout ended after an obnoxiously long 99 days. With this news, the Pirates are scrambling to get players in game shape mentally and physically. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Thoughts  […]

Pirates Phillies
Justin Merrlles - Mar 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Pirates 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Philadelphia Phillies All-Time Team against the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team. This game did not actually happen.)   Steve Carlton threw seven strong innings, but it wasn’t enough for the visiting Philadelphia Phillies. The Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Pirates All-Time

Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team Last Word on Baseball is running a tournament pitting all 30 all-time rosters against each other. Here is the Pittsburgh Pirates All-Time Team. The Pirates have one of the longest and richest histories in baseball, beginning play with the American Association in 1882 as the Pittsburgh Alleghenys. They joined the National […]

Benjamin Sabin - Jan 3, 2022

When Jacques Plante, the former goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens, used the first practical goalie mask during a game he was considered a coward. He had previously been using one during practice. But when he took a game-time puck to the face, enough was enough. Plante refused, after getting stitched up, to go back on […]

Caleb Begley - Dec 31, 2021

Ironically enough, number four on the Baseball-Reference list of comebacks also takes place in 2001. In another odd bit of coincidence, it takes place between a dominant team and a not-so-dominant one. Yet a third space and time-bending oddity are that the lacking squadron is the subject of this comeback. So…this writer is wondering whether […]

Benjamin Sabin - Aug 3, 2021

One has a tendency to think of steel when one thinks of Pittsburgh. The city is known worldwide as Steel City. And Pittsburgh steel has built such memorable landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Chrysler Building, and the Empire State Building. So, when it comes to sports team names, the Pittsburgh Steelers are the pinnacle […]

Diamondbacks Pirates

Diamondbacks 11, Pirates 6 PHOENIX, July 20 — The Arizona Diamondbacks used an eight-run seventh inning to rally from a 5–1 deficit and clobber the Pittsburgh Pirates, 11–6, Tuesday night. Josh VanMeter, who entered the game in a double switch in the fourth, went 3-for-3 — falling a home run short of the cycle — […]

Diamondbacks Pirates

Diamondbacks 4, Pirates 2 PHOENIX, July 19 — Caleb Smith scattered six hits across 6 2/3 innings while the Arizona Diamondbacks smashed three home runs to nip the Pittsburgh Pirates, 4–2, Monday evening. Caleb Smith pitched himself out of a jam in the top of the second. One-out singles by catcher Jacob Stallings and second […]

Dave Martinez

Dave Martinez Throws Base over Another Runner’s Lane Interference Call Welcome to Week Seven of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it […]

Royals Ejected

Three Kansas City Royals Ejected after Epic Meltdown Welcome to Week Five of Ejection Inspection! The premise and ground rules are detailed here. The condensed version: each ejection from the previous week (Thursday through Wednesday) is listed in a table. The author – a former player/coach/umpire – analyzes each ejection and assigns it an entertainment […]

Previewing The 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates

It is no secret that the Pittsburgh Pirates are going through the process of rebuilding, but as you will see in this 2021 Pirates season preview, they have the potential to win some games. It is never easy to trade away your best players and exchange them for young players with big potential. However, when […]

1980s Major League Baseball
Benjamin Sabin - Feb 21, 2021

1980s Major League Baseball Just Say No To The 80s The 1989 World Series between the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants, dubbed the Battle of the Bay, concluded on October 28th, thus ending what some claim to be a forgettable decade in the history of baseball. But why does 1980s Major League Baseball […]

Jameson Taillon
Doug Winkey - Jan 24, 2021

The New York Yankees have acquired another pitcher with the addition of Jameson Taillon from the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Yankees have been active recently in signing DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber to contracts. The Pirates will receive four prospects in return including their 15th-rated prospect Miguel Yajure. Ken Rosenthal reported the original agreement, while Bob […]

Chris Larson - Jan 18, 2021

In a three-team deal, the San Diego Padres acquired Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Joe Musgrove. Jeff Passan of ESPN was the first to report the news on Twitter. The New York Mets were the third team involved in the trade. The San Diego Padres are in agreement on a deal to acquire right-hander Joe Musgrove […]

Corey Kluber news

In the latest Corey Kluber news, the free agent held a workout Tuesday to showcase his progress to interested teams. Approximately 60 scouts from 25 different teams appeared to watch Kluber, who is entering his age-35 season, throw 30 pitches at the Cressey Sports Performance facility in Florida. The general consensus is that Kluber impressed […]



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Jake Hager

Three members of the Las Vegas area high school Class of 2011 have been drafted and made the big leagues. One of those three graduated early and was the first overall pick in 2010 — 2021 National League MVP Bryce Harper, who made his debut for the Washington Nationals in 2012 at the age of […]

Giants and D-backs
Benjamin Sabin - Jan 13, 2021

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Mike Ursery - Jan 13, 2021

No team in Major League Baseball has ever completed an awards sweep, winning the Cy Young Award, Most Valuable Player (MVP), and Rookie of the Year (ROTY) all in the same season.  History shows that many teams have come close to making an awards sweep. Most recently, Justin Verlander (Cy Young Award) and Yordan Alvarez […]

Matt Graves - Jan 13, 2021

New York Mets Max Scherzer is coming off of the injured list. He will start tonight’s game against the Cincinnati Reds. Left-hander Chasen Shreve was designated for assignment. It was a corresponding move to open a roster spot for the three-time Cy Young winner. Due to a strained oblique muscle, Scherzer’s return to the mounds […]

Jim Marshall - Jan 13, 2021

The Washington Nationals extend Mike Rizzo and Dave Martinez to new deals. Rizzo will return as president of baseball operations, whereas Martinez is back as team manager. Mark Lerner, the principal managing owner of the Nationals, announced the moves over the weekend. The team announced they’d exercised the 2023 contract options on both. This gives […]

Diamondbacks Giants

Diamondbacks 8, Giants 3 PHOENIX, July 4 — Two stolen bases, two Giants throwing errors, a score from first on a double, and a first-to-third on a sacrifice bunt paced the Arizona Diamondbacks to an 8–3 Independence Day victory over the San Francisco Giants Monday afternoon. Center fielder/right fielder Daulton Varsho went 3-for-4 with three […]

Astros Valdez Javier
Braden Herb - Jan 13, 2021

One would think that with the success that Justin Verlander has had this season, he would be the unquestioned ace of the Houston Astros‘ staff. However, Framber Valdez and Cristian Javier have authored some incredible pitching performances in recent starts. With these amazing outings, the pair have nearly matched Verlander statistically on the season. The […]

Scoreless Outing

Scoreless Outing Percentage and Goose Eggs, 2022 Presenting the full list of Scoreless Outing Percentage (ScOtg%), Goose Eggs (GE), and related statistics for 2022. Statistics run through the end of play on July 4. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]