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Pedro Alvarez-Most Irreplaceable Player?

Is Pedro the Buc's Most Irreplaceable Player? By that I mean the one player who if we lost for an extended period of time, we would have the hardest time replacing. McCutchen is our MVP, but if...

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Possible Individual Records

In all the hoopla about making the playoffs, we have not mentioned the possible records that individual players might win. Pedro is winning the NL HR title. He is tied with Goldschmidt with 34....

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Pittsburgh Pirates: Co-owners of the Best Record in Baseball!

With the Pirate's win and Cards loss yesterday, the Bucs are now tied for the best record in baseball. WOW! Who would have thought a few years ago that this would happen? They have won 6 more...

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1st Round Picks in Starting LineUp

With Cole now up and Tony Sanchez coming up soon (I hope), we could see an interesting situation with as many as 5 (!) 1st round picks in the starting lineup at one time. If Cole pitches and...

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What is Wrong with Walker?

The Bucs are on a tear (8-2 in last 10) but Neil Walker is not hitting. In his last 10 games he is hitting .171! On the season he is hitting just .228 with only 1 HR! His splits are .167 vs LH and...

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A Contrast in Organizations

I saw this headline "Fernandez called up on whirlwind day of transactions" and immediately wondered if the Bucs (in the same situation) would bring up Taillon? I doubt it. Frenanadez is 20 and...

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Would It Make Any Sense to Sign Josh Hamilton?

Putting aside for the moment that Hamilton will chose who he wants to play for; my question is how much sense would it make for the Bucs to sign him? Some reasons to sign him: 1) We have...

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Is This A Different Pirate Team?

I have commented a number of times over the past few season that the Pirate teams lacked leadership, the will to win, and in another word "moxie". While they lacked talent for sure, the players did...

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Pedro's Defensive Contributions

I only get to see highlights so I can't judge all of Pedro's work in the field, but to me it seems he is starting to look "good" out there. It seems like every other day there is a video of him...

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Pedro Leads Bucs in HR and RBIs

Even though he got off to a poor start, he now leads the Bucs in HR with 6 and RBIs with 12. He is 3rd in Runs with 8. He is tied for 9th in Majors for HRs and tied for 3rd in the NL. Aren't we...

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Minimum Expectations for Pedro?

After a poor start, Pedro is starting to hit. Where Have You Gone Andy Van Slyke has a nice piece on Pedro’s slow starts...

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Where is the Praise for NH?

Ya'll are always ready to dump on NH, but where is the praise when his moves work out? He made 4 signficant moves in the offseason-the pick up of the 4 B's. Two (Burnett and Bedard) have worked...

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Where is the love?

Where is the love from the fan base for what the Bucs have done this off season? I mean come on guys they went out, found some better players at key positions, lost no good players, and improved...

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Scoring More Runs

One of key challenges for the Bucs in 2012 is to score more runs. They were 27th in MLB in 2010. In looking at the 2010 stats, they wiffed in 22% of their PAs. This tied them with the Nats and P...

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Would You Trade McCutchen for Heyward?

If offered by the Braves would you trade Andrew McCutchen for Jason Heyward straight up? I would! As much as I like McCutchen, Heyward is a Corner OF with more power than McCutchen. Plus we have...

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Whatt Jersey Name and Number to Get?

When the end of season sales come, I usually get a tee shirt or something. I want to go with a player on the team, rather than for a past player like Maz, Roberto, or Stargell. Everyone has a...

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Why Can’t This Team Score Runs?

One of most disappointing aspects of this season is the lack of offense. I had hoped that the Bucs would improve as the season progressed, but they have not. The Bucs are 14th in the NL in Runs...

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Future Position Players

If this season has shown us anything, it is that we still have major holes in our starting 8. Looking at the roster, I see only McCutchen and Walker being starters for sure. Alvarez will still...

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Who Should Go?

With Lee and Ludwick added, the Pirates have a number of potential candidates they can let go. I see the choice is 2 from Overbay, Diaz, Jones, and Paul. Pearce could also be part of this group but...

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Is Presley for Real?

With two more hits last night, AP is hitting .362. Over the last 10 games, he is hitting .385 with 5BB and 6K.He is hitting .235 against lefties and .433 against righties. His slash line is...

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The Baseball Rule of Thirds

There is an old saying in baseball: "No matter what you do, you will lose 1/3 of your games and win 1/3 of your games. It is what do you do with the 1/3 left that determine's your season." U...

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Please Stop These Silly Trade Ideas!

If I hear one more "Let's trade a bunch of our junk for some big star" or "Let's trade one of the Big 5 for some top player who will be a FA in a year and half", I will pull what is left of my...

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Pirate SP Results YTD and Comparisons

So here is a summary of the SP results using the HQS/QS/Avg/Poor/Blowup rating system. Some conclusions: 1) The SP got even better in May. In fact the SP have gone 12 straight starts that were...

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XP and BW-Welcome Additions!

Some discussion went on when J-Rod was send sent back and Brandon Wood was picked up. Similar discussions occurred when Bowker was designated for assignment and Xavier Paul was grabbed. Let’s...

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April SP Performance

Here is a comparison of the 2011 SP Year to Date versus last year, the 2010 Reds, our own 1992 Bucs, and the Top 25 SP in the NL last year. Stat 2011 Pirates 2010 Pirates 2010 Reds 1992...

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Pedro Defense-Better Than Percieved?

Since I live in Western NY, I get my fill of Yankee baseball on free TV. During Tuesday nights game, Eric Chavez made a play at 3rd base almost identical to the play that Pedro makes in this video...

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2011 vs 2010 SP

Yes it is just 15 games into the season but here is a comparison of the 2010 vs 2011 SP based on the HQS/QS/Avg/Poor/BlowUp metric (plus a few others).   Pitcher Starts HQS QS Avg Poor B...

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Talent Gap: Pirates vs. Cubs

  Maybe those who have watched the two games with the Cubs can please add their comments. My goal is to appraise how the Pirate’s talent stacks up to various teams. I think the team we fielded...

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Tired of This Kind of Reporting from the Media

The Pirates win their opener on the road and espn starts their recap (http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=310401116) with: Play the Chicago Cubs enough times and maybe the Pittsburgh...

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Trade Jones and Keep Bowker?

Pretty soon the final cuts will need to be made. One question will be to keep Bowker (who is out of options). If Garrett Jones could be traded (SF since Cody Ross is out for awhile?),  has Bowker...

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