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RetireNutting

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Polanco or Taveras?

Most of us likely recall the way McCutchen, Bruce, and Rasmus were built up as a cohort when they first came up. I assume there will be similar talk over the next few years about Polanco and...

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Fangraphs Writers' Predictions Out + Post Your Own W-L Prediction

Notable for us because they have the Pirates getting the second WC, McCutchen in the MVP conversation (with Bryce Harper the most likely winner?), and Polanco very much in the ROY (tied with Billy...

Poor $115M Underdog Cardinals

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Seems to perpetuate this problem: http://deadspin.com/why-your-cardinals-suck-1443513646

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Pirates Will Finish 81-81

AJ Burnet will take thill against the Braves 81-80, give up two in the 3rd, another in the 5th when Walker boots a ball up the middle. Bucs will claw back in the 6th with an Alvarez solo shot, a...

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Travis Snider question

Is he going to end up on the playoff roster? With NH suggesting he was diving off his back foot because of pain, maybe he's an upside bat for the stretch and playoffs? .342 .409 .368 .778 ...

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Tim Dierkes Position Player Trade Candidates Leaderboard + Pirates Prospects Trade Value

With trade deadline season rapidly approaching and the Bucs boasting the lowest run differential of the teams with the 8 best win-loss records in MLB, we Pirates fans are already swimming in a...

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White Sox May Have Some Answers for the Bucs

No one expected near .600 baseball out of this club thus far. That said, we're due some regression as the offense is near replacement level as a group. I thought I'd discuss some (of my own...

Fangraphs on 2012 Cutch v. 2013 Cutch

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Didn't see this mentioned here. The take-away seems to be Cutch isn't quite as good as he seemed to be last year but probably a little better than his (pretty good) start thus far this year. Ks are down but so are walks and balls leaving the yard. We've all seen his bevy of warning-track shots so that's no surprise, right?

Finishing Touch on Throwback Rotation?

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Come on! Let's pick up Chris Young and give him a shot at a big-league job. Burnett Wandy Liriano Sanchez Chris Young

Tom Singer writes a Fanshot

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Nothing much to see here -- at least not anything a BD poster couldn't write without the caveat that it's pure conjecture and nothing more -- but thought I'd share. What Singer neglects to mention is that Walker's position isn't nearly as strong as he suggests it is because he's locked up until he's 30, has most of his value tied up in OBP, doesn't look to age well in terms of OBP due to the back issues and already average speed, etc. And on Pedro, sure -- he's from the Bronx. He must want to play for the Yankees. Difficult leap there. I mostly post this as a gripe. What do these guys get paid for?

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It's a long season...

Hello all: While I visit nearly every day, I post pretty intermittently. I'm not adequately up to snuff on SABR to get involved in most conversations, I never played pro ball, etc. I'm just a guy...

Oswalt in the Bucs Rotation (Speculation)

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1. Bedard 2. Oswalt 3. MacDonald 4. Morton 5. Karstens Lincoln, Correia, McCutchen, Watson, Resop, Meek, Hanrahan in the bullpen. Pittsburgh's pitching would, all of the sudden, look pretty solid in the NL Central. Great place for Oswalt to rebuild value. I'd bet Oswalt would jump on a 1yr/$15mil deal and the overpay would be worth it to the Bucs who'd likely deal him at the deadline unless they were too close to contention (a good problem to have). There's very little risk here other than Roy's back.

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Verducci Lies on CBA

"Selig truly can say with pride and substance that the game is more competitive, better played, more stable and consumed by more people in more ways than ever before, certainly since the players...

What about Roy Oswalt?

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Assuming the Bucs FO talks with him and feels confident he won't retire...wouldn't it be intriguing to bring him in on a 2 or 3 year deal? He's not the pitcher he once was but, if he could be had for 1yr/$14M, 2yr/$24M, or 3yr/$32M, would you pull the trigger? Oswalt, Morton, Maholm/Correia/, JMac, Karstens, with Lincoln/Locke as 6th men inspires a bit more confidence than this years rotation, imo. Thoughts? I've inflated the numbers above to reflect the "Vets don't sign with losers" meme.

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Could this portend one of the near-"huge" deals Neal hinted at?

According to Troy Renck at the Denver Post, Ian Stewart was nearly traded ... http://www.denverpost.com/rockies/ci_18591556 to an undisclosed NL team but the deal fell through 30 minutes before the...

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Would you support...

a trade of Stetson Allie and Tony Sanchez for Matt Kemp?

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Today is my 29th Birthday

and all I want is a Bucs winning streak.

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Anybody see the USA Today piece on the Bucs?

Sorry if this has been posted... I couldn't find it.  Nice to see the mainstream media write a feel-good fluff piece on our guys, no?  To me, the best quote in the story was FC saying they wouldn't...

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Buc's 5th best team to see at the ballpark for the money?

Hadn't seen this posted here.  Sort of a silly study when all the ultimately matters is the excitement a team generates heading towards a post-seaons bid... and we all know we've come up short...

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Lineups - Comparatively

Pirates:1. Jose Tabata (R) LF2. Chase d'Arnaud (R) 3B3. Andrew McCutchen (R) CF4. Neil Walker (S) 2B5. Matt Diaz (R) RF6. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B7. Ronny Cedeno (R) SS8. Michael McKenry (R) C9. Paul...

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Out of the loop for a while... could you guys catch me up?

Hey Buc Dugout... I'm in the middle of a crazy 16 day road trip and I've had no good way of keeping abreast of PBC action.  Hoping you guys could clue me in on the memes?  Who's playing well,...

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For those of you on Twitter...

Here's a fun follow @Bobby_Smizik

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Bucs just might sport Wood

Pirates, Other Teams Pursuing Brandon Wood via @MLBTradeRumors

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A Modest Proposal: What the Home Opener did for me...

While you never like a loss, here's why I'm glad the game played out the way it did today....

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Max Ramirez/Clay Rapada for Ryan Doumit/Salary?

So hear me out.... I'm sure a few of you saw the story @ MLBTR  Rangers Designate Ramirez & Rapada For Assignment ... the Rangers dumped former uber-prospect C Max Ramirez and LH reliever Clay...

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Duke Delwyn Laroche designated

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/11/pirates-designate-duke-laroche-young.html   Duke, LaRoche, and Delwyn all designated.  I thought LaRoche was our utility infielder and I figured Duke had at...

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