David Todd

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
  • last login Apr 05, 2014
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David Todd hosts a radio show on 970 ESPN Pittsburgh weekdays 4-7 pm.

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My interviews with Jonah Keri and Keith Law

I had both Jonah Keri (Wednesday) and Keith Law (Friday) on my show on 970 ESPN this week. I spoke with Jonah after the Morton deal was announced but before we knew about the Volquez signing. Jonah...

Thoughts on Pirates' offseason thus far

It has been an underwhelming Pirates offseason so far as the Winter Meetings in Orlando wrap up with the Rule 5 draft on Thursday morning. The Pirates did finally make some headlines on Wednesday...

Homers end the Pirates' season

When Adam Wainwright got Pedro Alvarez to swing and miss at his 48th curveball of the night, it ended the Pirates' magical 2013 season. Most of us understandably scoffed when, back in March, Clint...

How the Pirates' rotation shapes up

As of today, the Pirates have a one-game lead on the St. Louis Cardinals and 3.5-game lead on the Cincinnati Reds with 25 games to play. Winning the NL Central is a huge benefit because the winner...

Pirates Acquire Justin Morneau

Ken Rosenthal was the first to announce the deal on Twitter: Source: #Pirates acquire Morneau from #Twins for OF Alex Presley. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 31, 2013 The P...

A Conversation with Neal Huntington

I had GM Neal Huntington on my show on Friday as the Pirates prepared to open what is sure to be the most exciting and most important series in PNC Park history. I talked to Neal about putting...

Brian Kenny, Victor Black and programming notes

I'm always hesitant to link to things on my show, but yesterday I had Brian Kenny as a guest and he was fantastic. I thought it was worth sharing a link to the podcast. It's one of my favorite...

Interviews with four members of the Altoona Curve

Once a year we take my show up to Altoona. If you have never been, it's about one hour and 45 minutes from Pittsburgh and they have a great park and the people there couldn't be nicer. Rob Egan,...

Is Cliff Lee the answer for the Pirates?

Tonight the Pirates open the post-All-Star game second half with their best opportunity to make the playoffs in 20 years. At this point a winning season is a foregone conclusion. According to...

Pirates second half primer

1) The first 15 games after the break, into the trade deadline, should answer a lot of the remaining questions about the Pirates. The Bucs open up the second half with a very difficult stretch of...

Progamming note: Hurdle & international signings

Programming note: Clint Hurdle and international signings

Six Most Indispensable Pirates for the 2nd Half

Needless to say this is a subjective ranking, but here is how I rank the six players the Pirates can least afford to lose and why as they push for the playoffs in the second half. 1.) A.J. Burnett:...

Pirates Sign Austin Meadows

Jon Heyman and Travis Sawchuk tweeted that the Pirates have come to terms with their number one pick and the ninth overall pick, Austin Meadows an outfielder from Grayson High School in Loganville,...


Pirates look to go 17 over .500

The Pirates look to go 17-over .500 for the first time since September 1992. They've won a season-high four straight games for the third time. A victory tonight would match their longest streak...

Gamethread: Pirates send Morton to the hill

The Pirates look to make it four in a row and to sweep the Angels today as Charlie Morton (1-1, 1.74) takes the hill against Joe Blanton (1-10, 5.62) at Angels Stadium of Anaheim. A win would put...

Ten Sunday Pirates stats and notes (on Saturday)

**Two weeks ago (6/9/13) I noted, "He only has 77 PAs, but at .486, Jordy Mercer currently leads the Pirates in SLG." He’s now up to 118 PAs, has taken over the starting SS job and his .495 SLG...

Are the Pirates going to go rogue?

Maybe Aroldis Chapman is just mad at the Pirates because he got played by a woman in Pittsburgh who was attempting to rob him last June. Maybe it’s something else. Whatever it is, there is a...

10 Sunday stats about the Pirates

**He only has 77 PAs, but at .486, Jordy Mercer currently leads the Pirates in SLG. Gaby Sanchez, .455, is second, Russell Martin, .443, is third. **Pedro Alvarez’s is third in PAs this season...

The Pirates' offense after 13 games

The Pirates are 6-7 through their first 13 games. They currently rank 11th in the NL in R/G at 3.33. Their OPS is an abysmal .573, 14th in the NL and their OPS+ is 62. They are 13th in isolated...

Rod Barajas and (Not) Throwing Out Runners

Rob Barajas had a rough season throwing out would-be base stealers. It was worse than you think.

First Mock Draft

Matt Garrioch over at Minor League Ball posted a "way too early" mock draft. He has Colin Moran, a lefthanded-hitting 3B from UNC, going to the Pirates at #9 and Oscar Mercado, a HS SS from Florida, at #14. About Moran: "With the polished North Carolina corner infielder as close to the majors as anyone in the college ranks, he could make it to the majors in the same window as their big arms to add some offense for a young, up-and-coming team."

A Look At Stolmy Pimentel's Minor Lg Career

Alex Speier takes a look at Stolmy Pimentel, the Sox minor league system and why the team decided they were willing to include him in the trade for Joel Hanrahan.

A Week-By-Week Look At Opposing QBs' Performances Against The Steelers

A nice look at a rolling trend in which the Steelers have shown a good level of success; opposing QB passer rating. Stats show a strong correlation between the strength of a team passer rating and...

Grant Brisbee Looks At Two Decades Of The Bucs And Free Agency

I'm pretty sure I don't need to tell you how this is going to go...

Happy 'Roberto Clemente Becomes A Pirate' Day

58 years ago yesterday the Pirates acquired the rights to Bobby Clemente. Certainly something to give thanks for. One of the two or three greatest Pirates ever.

All Pirates Discussion Has Become Farcical

Posting a few things on my blog at 970ESPN.com that I thought I would occasionally link to. Want to have a reasoned discussion about the Pirates these days (that isn't on Bucs Dugout)? Good luck.

And The Answer Is...An Old Pirates Tie To The Giants World Seris Win

Something I researched after reading today's article in the New York Times. I'd never heard his name before.

28 Players Elect Free Agency

Ex-Bucs Brian Bixler, Kip Wells and Garrett Olson are on the list along with Sutton and Meek.

Some Salt In The Wound From Jayson Stark

Jayson Stark identifies another potential first, that those Charlie identified on Saturday can also agonize over.

Kevin McClatchy Acknowledges That He Is Gay

Kevin McClatchy, owner and CEO of the Pirates from 1996-2007, acknowledges he is gay to Frank Bruni of the New York Times. It's unfortunate that an individual's sexual orientation is still headline...

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