Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates Preview
Jim Marshall - Apr 6, 2022

2022 Pittsburgh Pirates Preview The potential for a winning record will elude the Pittsburgh Pirates once again this season. However, they continue to accumulate young talent and continue to build up their farm system. Their farm system has been ranked in the top ten in baseball. The 2022 season will see the team relying mostly […]

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 […]

Yankees hot stove

It is no secret that re-signing DJ LeMahieu is the New York Yankees’ top priority. The general consensus on the Yankees hot stove and around MLB is that they will bring the MVP finalist back into pinstripes for the foreseeable future. First baseman Luke Voit took it a step further during his Tuesday appearance on […]

Pittsburgh Pirates
Richard Daniels - Nov 25, 2020

The Pittsburgh Pirates are a team in need. Just name a facet of the game and the Bucs are likely in at least a moderate need in that area. They are one of the lowest payroll teams in MLB which forces them to rely heavily on their farm system. Unfortunately, the farm system isn’t producing […]

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Reds rookie pitcher
Jim Marshall - Apr 6, 2022

The Cincinnati Reds‘ rookie pitcher Alexis Díaz is giving the fans something to cheer about. Their team currently has the worst record in baseball, which now sits at 14–30. However, he is proving to be reliable and appears to have earned the confidence and trust of manager David Bell. Never a Top Prospect Cincinnati Reds […]

Anthony Walsh - Apr 6, 2022

Ray Liotta, known for his iconic movie roles, passed away earlier today at 67 in the Dominican Republic. Ray appeared in one of the most popular baseball movies ever made, ‘Field of Dreams’. In the movie, the 1919 White Sox along with many other baseball legends come out from cornfields in Iowa to play baseball […]

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 May 25. These statistics aim to further measure effectiveness of relief pitchers. Scoreless Outing Percentage, which first appeared in this piece, is based […]

Mike Ursery - Apr 6, 2022

Joe Musgrove will need a new contract after the 2022 MLB season. Keeping him in his current locale may not be all that easy for the San Diego Padres.  The seventh-year pitcher had yet another quality start over the weekend, pitching seven shutout innings in a 2-1 Padres win over the San Francisco Giants. Musgrove’s […]

Braden Herb - Apr 6, 2022

Going into the 2022 season, expectations for Jeremy Pena were very high. Those inside the Houston Astros organization were excited about the young prospect. Hopes were high for Pena, and they had to be, given that the team was content with letting Carlos Correa leave in free agency. Correa is one of the most revered […]

Rays Closer Committee
Jim Marshall - Apr 6, 2022

The Tampa Bay Rays‘ closer committee (bullpen-by-committee) is once again proving to be top notch. It is one of the things keeping this team in the race for a playoff spot. Also, the closer-by-committee they are using is once again proving naysayers wrong, as it shows they have mastered this strategy to their advantage. What […]

Pignatano's Passing
Joe Rini - Apr 6, 2022

Joe Pignatano’s passing caused a moment of reflection for  New York baseball fans. Nurturer of tomato plants and relief pitchers for the New York Mets, he passed away on May 23 in Naples, Florida. He was 92 years old. A veteran of six major league seasons, this former catcher coached for 20 years in the […]

Diamondbacks Royals

Diamondbacks 9, Royals 5 PHOENIX, May 23 — Down 4–0 after a half-inning, the Arizona Diamondbacks clubbed 10 hits en route to a come-from-behind 9–5 victory over the Kansas City Royals Monday night. This came in the return of starting pitcher Zack Greinke to Chase Field for the first time since the Diamondbacks traded him […]