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72 Tootblans

That's how many the Bucs had last year, per the Tootblan Tracker, tied for 5th in MLB. I follow the site on Twitter, so noticed a bit of activity on it recently, after it was dormant since before...

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Appel's Friday line

So I was on Sulia and saw the Pirates Prospects post about Friday's Rice vs. Stanford game. Very clever twist on the matchup of ex-Bucs unsigned draftees, including lines from Twitter. But the...

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The New Efficiency - Minimize extra inning games

While looking at team pitching stats, I was struck by the Bucs' low innings total compared to other teams due to the small number of extra inning games we've played this year. 3 games for a total...

"A Shocking Moment"

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That was Vin Scully's call after SD scored 2 after being down to their last strike and beat the Dodgers 7-6. With runners on 2nd and 3rd, Dodger's reliever Jensen turned his back to the plate and the runner on 3rd took off for a steal of home. Jensen overthrew the catcher and the trail runner scored as Jensen lollygagged to cover home anyway.

"We're not looking for prospects"

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Piecoro's latest quote from DBacks GM Towers on the Upton trade. Winning the last 3 games vs. the Dodgers really changed the perspective of whether the DBacks are in the race or not.

Cocky Rookie

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Looks like Trevor Bauer's promotion was a bit premature, and not just for performance reasons. Won't be surprised if we hear about a demotion for attitude adjustment sooner than later. Glad we passed on this kid.

Brandon Moss Praises Indianapolis Hitting Coach

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This reminds me of the story about the Toronto coach who helped Joey Bats find himself. Moss committed three errors in one inning at first base in Saturday's game, so hopefully he finds some help for that. From David: This is pretty interesting. The hitting coach Moss is talking about is Jeff Branson, who he worked with in Indianapolis in 2010. With a dramatic change being made in his approach and dramatic improvement coming as a result, I think there are legitimate questions as to whether the Pirates should have worked to keep him in the organization. Of course the Phillies can be asking the same question, as he put up solid numbers last year in Leigh Valley.

Robert Andino and Josh Willingham to Paternity List

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Call me an insensitive bastard, but ballplayers having kids in the middle of a season has always dumfounded me. Is it asking too much for them to plan to have their kids from November to February, when they are off the clock? Who would want to have a newborn when you're working late 5 nights a week and traveling half the time anyway?

Bartolo Colon throws 38 consecutive strikes

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This was a westcoast game, so not sure if everyone saw or heard of this (the WP report is just one sample; cited it as it has some of the key numbers and history related to the event). Was wondering what the statistical probability is for this occurring?

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Tatman Walkoff Grandslam Climaxes Dbacks Unbelievable Win

Good morning all; wanted to alert you to check out an unbelievable game late last night.  Dodgers take 6-1 lead in top of 10th.  All but a couple thousand fans file out of Chase Field.  Dbacks make...

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Off-season Player Habits

Per Horace Clarke, NH said this with respect to Pedro Alvarez... "it never works to force players into winter ball."  And today's Trib article about Chris Snyder indicates "he plans to leave...

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How will the Pirates Prepare for Wakefield?

This is a baseball experts only question which actually came to me when the Pirates faced the Mets' Dickey earlier this season.  They beat him twice, but in one game his command was unbelievable...

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Is it worthwhile to watch Gerrit Cole Pitch?

UCLA is visiting my alma mater Arizona State this weekend (F, Sa, Su).  All the talk on BD about Gerrit Cole has piqued my interest.  The Sa game is on TV and will definitely be tuning in for that...

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