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  • joined Jun 20, 2009
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What should the Pirates add, trade at the deadline?

On the one hand, it may be absurdly early to start speculating about exactly who the Pirates might consider adding or subtracting in order to make a playoff run. But since it increasingly appears...

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Position by position, the Pirates are clearly better this year

I just don’t get a lot of the pessimism I read on this board. Would the 2013 Pirates be better if they’d signed Josh Hamilton or some other big-name free agent? Well sure, but that was never going...

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Are we ever going to retaliate when our guys get beaned?

Not to beat a dead horse here, but am I the only one who sat through all of last night's game waiting for Matt Holiday to take one in the ribs only to be disappointed?Lest we forget, Harrison got...

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Move Pedro up and Cutch down

As crazy as it sounds, I was thinking this morning it might be time to try Pedro in the four-hole again -- and then it occurred to me it might make more sense to bat him third and drop Cutch to...

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What would it have taken to get Youkilis?

Personally, I wasn't surprised the Pirates lost out in the Kevin Youkilis sweepstakes, and I don't think it's a death blow to our chances of a winning season that it worked out this way. I do think...

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Perfect storm for trading The Hammer

I'm surprised no one has mentioned it in the wake of Mariano Rivera's season-ending knee injury, but we now find ourselves in a landscape where the Yankees and Red Sox are both desperate for a...

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When I look at the box score, I'd rather see a homer for Pedro than a win for the team

Math has never been my strong suit, but according to my rough calculations, Pedro Alvarez has stroked six homers in the Pirates' first 23 games. Projecting that over a full season, it works outs...

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If Alvarez tanks, it's time to start another firesale

Joe Starkey's column this morning is hardly the first to point out how much is riding on Pedro Alvarez developing into a legitimate middle-of-the-order threat. But reading it sort of crystallized...

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Polians out in Indy

Just posted in ESPN. If there were any question about the Colts trading the rights to Luck out of loyalty to Manning, this pretty much slams that door. A new regime is gonna want to build around...

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It's time we had an elite QB again

I've been going back and forth on this question for months now, but after watching yesterday's game I'm finally convinced that the Redskins need to make a bold move to trade up and get Andrew Luck....

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Aramis Ramirez signs with Brewers

http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/7345064/source-ex-chicago-cubs-3b-aramis-ramirez-heads-milwaukee-brewers Damn. Just when I was starting to like the sound of those weasels being...

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Which is the real Shanahan?

I like Dan Dierdorf as an announcer and generally his analysis yesterday was spot on, but he did make one glaring error. He said this year's defense is much better than last year's because Shanahan...

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Next up? Sign Cutch to an extension

To me, the addition of Cole -- and, to a lesser extent,  Bell -- this week puts the 2013 season squarely in our crosshairs as the year the Pirates will be a legitimate contender in the Central...

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Another "What was Hurdle thinking?" moment

Not that it takes the luster off a great win, but can someone explain to me why in the name of Honus Wagner we didn't intentionally walk Darwin Barney in the eighth inning of this game? The score...

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Pirates Promote Pedro Ciriaco, Could DL Pedro Alvarez

Per Colin Dunlap at the Post-Gazette, Pedro Alvarez could be headed to the disabled list because of his quadriceps, while  Pedro Ciriaco will take his place on the roster. He doesn't say who would...

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Am I the only one underwhelmed by Mike Jones?

It's Saturday morning and the latest post Washington Post's Redskin blogger is that we took Jarvis Jenkins with our first pick in the second round. Nothing about Hankerson or the flurry of other...

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Keep an eye on Pearce this season

I'll admit this is very premature and based on nothing but gut feelings, but I'm starting to think Steve Pearce could be this year's Neil Walker. By that I mean he's a guy who's been around forever...

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Who says things have to get worse?

It isn't normally my nature to be a glass-half-full sort of person. At the same time, I'm getting a little exasperated by all of the disclaimers that precede discussions of the Pirates' 4-2 start. "...

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Tony La Russa Gets Annoyed With St. Louis Media

The only thing better than winning a series is winning it on the road. And the only thing better than winning a road series is winning two road series. And the only thing better than winning two...

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Why Walker's the guy I'm most intrigued by

I think what made Neil Walker's performance yesterday so gratifying for me is my conviction that he's the most important member of the young core around which the the Pirates are currently...

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How long should Rendon stay on the farm?

First of all, this post is predicated on the assumption the Pirates will use the top pick in this June’s draft on Anthony Rendon. I know everyone on this list isn’t sold on that scenario, but...

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So who's gonna replace Russell?

Assuming he gets canned, which already have been by the time you read this, that is. I haven't seen anything written, nor am I terribly familiar with the field of candidates. But I did hear Eric...

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No. 1 in the Race for Rendon

As of last night, I believe we now have the worst record in the MLB -- and the way Baltimore has been playing since Showalter was hired, we might just run away and hide with this thing. And...

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Huntington "too formal?"

Don’t know if I’m the only one who saw this, but the July issue of ESPN magazine has a short feature by Buster Olney in which a dozen MLB general managers talked anonymously about their peers on...

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What was Russell thinking in the 7th?

Maybe I missed some logical explanation from the Pirate broadcasters, but I was mystified by our strategy in that inning. Pearce had led off with a single, followed by Crosby's infield hit to put...

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The Pedro Watch

After two games, the prodigal son is hitting a tidy .333 with three home runs. That includes two jacks and five RBIs last night. Ah, June 1 seems so far away. Meanwhile, Tabata is hitting .300 with...

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Trading Garrett Jones

The headline is self-explanatory. The question before the court is whether Jones, if he continues to show he's not just a one-year wonder, elevates himself above the status of place-holder and...

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