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  • joined May 10, 2008
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Tuitt against Alabama

I don't know about the rest of you guys but I am a negative, skeptical and pessimistic person. It sucks. Anyways, what this means is that when we drafted Tuitt, I immediately thought about the...

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McDonald's collapse

There is one stunning statistic with regards to McDonald's demise. On June 21, 2012, James McDonald threw 120 pitches in a complete game gem to reduce his ERA to 2.19. In McDonald's remaining...

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Darius Heyward-Bey

As a Steelers fan, I'm really happy that this guy is going to be OK. He's doubtful for their next game but I bet he'll be back sooner rather than later and I'm stoked about that. What I like most...

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Pedro comes up big in the clutch again!

Does anyone else remember back in June when the Pirates were slumping badly, had just been swept and thoroughly dominated by the Orioles? The Indians, who were having a good season, came to town...

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My thoughts on Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez's career has been weird. Why was such an impressive rookie season followed with such a disaster?There were a number of people who predicted this, based on his high K numbers in...

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Pedro Alvarez - statistical analysis

The most disappointing development in the Pirates organization this season has been the failure of Pedro Alvarez. What is going on here and why is this happening? I have seen 20-30 of Pedro's Abs...

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How has the farm system fared this season?

I wanted to get some perspective on how our farm system has fared overall this season. I took Sickels' list of 2011 Prospects and then determined whether their performance has caused their stock...

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Why doesn't baseball use more technology in officiating? I can't think of a good reason

The whole argument against the increased use of technology in baseball officiating is completely absurd.  It generally consists of two “points”.  First, blown calls are “part of the game”. ...

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Post game thoughts

I'm sure this post will get ridiculed but here goes:  I don't think this was a moral victory at all.  Since when is losing a game that we should have won by 15-20 a moral victory?  That's right, I...

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Anthony Tucker

has supposedly asked for and been granted a release from his scholarship.  This rumor has been all over hawkeyereport and even the mods there think it's probably true.  I believe it.  This means he...

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Iowa Basketball Hope for the future?

Here is my take on the Iowa Men’s Basketball team right now, based on my personal observations and a bit of statistical research.  I have watched all of the Bowling Green,...

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Pirate Pitching in 2010: A few average arms could really help us, seriously!

I noticed that our ERA at the end of the year was 14th in the national league.  This was surprising because Duke and Ohlendorf both pitched pretty well this year, while Maholm and Morton were both...

THE END IS NIGH!

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Given my Rorschach avatar, I couldn't help but post a link to the PBC blog morning updates when it is titled "The end is nigh".

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Pedro Alvarez promoted!

Pedro Alvarez has been promoted to Altoona, according to John Perotto.  I don't see any coverage of it yet on the post gazette website, but I am assuming that Perotto has a reputable source.  I...

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Wishful thinking about Brooks Pounders

When I first read Brooks Pounders profile, what I saw was a tall, somewhat overweight kid who has 4 decent pitches but doesn't really have the velocity that you would expect from someone with that...

Pirates draft 34 pitchers!

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The draft is in the books. We drafted 34 pitchers! Just 17 position players. Will be very interesting to see which of these pitchers they can sign and where those guys go. Say we sign the best of our draftees, I wonder where our system now ranks in terms of pitching depth.

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Different angle on McLouth deal

There is much debate about (1) whether this deal was a salary dump and part of the 18 year pattern of trading our only good players etc. and (2) whether the guys we got back were good enough to...

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Levi Jones

Do we have the cap room to make a competitive offer for him?  He is only 29 years old.  I know he missed several games last year due to injury.  How serious was the injury?  Will it affect him long...

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Confused about Foote

First off, Foote has been a good but not great player on our defense for several years now.  He was a starter on 2 SB winners.  I am sad to see him go, if he is going.  That being said, I don't...

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Jarek Cunningham tore his ACL and will miss the entire season.

Crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap city crap...

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Superstitious rituals

My friends:  allow me to tell you my pre-game tradition, and how it began.  It was the night before the 2006 AFC championship (against Denver) and I was partying with some...

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Upside for our B-ball team

OK, I'm new here and this is my first FanPost.  I live in California and have only seen 6-8 games this year, but I've read about all of them.  Thus, most of my impressions have been formed from...

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Sunday playoff games open thread

Hopefully we will be treated to another day of exciting football.  I have not seen much of several of the playoff teams, especially Miami and Minnesota.   Baltimore was moving on offense and then...

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If you feel like laughing then check this out

This link totally cracked me up:   http://www.sportspickle.com/features/volume8/2008-1126-pirates.html   not a bad idea, as a backup plan I think we should try to sign Goro from Mortal Kombat -...

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What is our salary cap situation like?

Do we have the money to sign Brandon Jacobs?  I don't know how many guys we need to resign in the offseason.  However, imagine what we would be like if we had a power running game?  We have a...

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Okay, so what happened on the first two interceptions?

I don't have a tape of the game and I'm sure many of you do.  They hardly showed any replays of the first interception at all, so I don't know if my analysis is correct.  We like to line up in a...

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Lawrence Timmons

I like having the combination of him and Foote on our team.  I think their abilities complement each other nicely.  In particular, Timmons is great in passing situations - he is good at blitzing...

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NFL PLAYER SAFETY?

I heard John Clayton on ESPN yesterday say that Polamalu was wrong and that the NFL is genuinely concerned about the safety of its players.  I say, that is a half-truth, they want increased player...

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