Pittsburgh Pirates’ Future is Pitching

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The Pittsburgh Pirates‘ future is pitching. If this team wants to turn it around, and be a .500 or better team, they’re going to count on their pitching to make it happen. Many of the pitchers we saw in the second half of this season, both starters and relievers, will be relied upon heavily for […] READ MORE


Derek Shelton Will Return as Pirates Manager for 2023

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Derek Shelton’s job is safe. Despite October baseball not being in the cards for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Shelton will be the skipper for a fourth year. It surprised many around baseball who expected the front office to shop for a new manager after the season ended. However, general manager Ben Cherington confirmed that Shelton is […] READ MORE


Another Long Season for the Pittsburgh Pirates

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Another long season for the Pittsburgh Pirates has everyone, including diehard fans, asking if they will ever be good again. We know the 162 games of an MLB season, six plus months, can be dreary, even tedious when you are constantly losing. And, not just for players. If you are a fan of a team […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Pirates Pitching Staff Has Questions to Be Answered

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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  […] READ MORE


Ejection Inspection, Week Seven: Dave Martinez Throws Base over Another Runner’s Lane Interference

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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 […] READ MORE



Changing Course: A Look at the Pittsburgh Pirates Rebuild

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Changing Course: A Look at the Pittsburgh Pirates Rebuild The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the off-season expecting to make big changes. After yet another great start to the 2019 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates suffered a second-half collapse once again. While their division rivals improved, the Pirates failed to progress in 2019. As a result, Bob Nutting […] READ MORE


MLB Manager Rumors 11-9

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MLB Manager Rumors 11-9 With free agency ready to begin it’s time to look at the latest MLB manager rumors. Let’s recap what has happened to this point. There were eight MLB manager openings and six positions have been filled. Three of the new managers hired had previous managerial experience. Joe Maddon moved from Chicago […] READ MORE


New York Mets Manager Search

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New York Mets Manager Search On October 3rd the New York Mets fired manager, Mickey Callaway. Callaway who never managed at any level before lasted just two years in New York.  After leading the Mets to an 86-76 record this past year Callaway’s record stood at two games over .500 in his brief Mets career. […] READ MORE