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Young and Hungry

We don’t see articles about the Pirates that emphasize the young stars they have and how the team has more on the way. So here is the article I would write: They are young and hungry. The...

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Go With 14 Position Players and Only 11 Pitchers for the 1st Month?

  I have been thinking about the bench and the dilemma of too many players to “choose” from. Do we carry a 3rd catcher? Do we keep Rodriguez? How much weight to give to Marte’s and...

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Beginning to Get Nernous About ST Results

OK it is still Spring Traing but is anyone else not seeing the performance that you would like/expect to see? Up until now the pitchers are usually ahead of the hitters but it seems that our...

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Would the Bucs Pursue Pujols?

If negociations broke down between the Cards and Pujols such that he became a FA in 2012 would/should the Bucs try to sign him? Interesting article covers King Albert's options:  h...

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1992 vs. 2010 Starting Pitcher Performance

I wanted to compare how the Buc’s SP did the last time we were good versus the 2010 performance. The goal was to see just how much difference there was between the two staffs as a measure of how...

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Pirates Uncover Talent Anywhere-Sign Sidd Finch

  The Bucs are soon to announce the signing of Sidd Finch, a 53 year old flame throwing righthander who retired in 1985 after a brief tryout with the Mets during Spring Training. Finch (presently...

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1960 Game 7 Now Availible at MLB

The DVD of Game 7 is now availible at mlb.com for $24.99, However it shows it is on backorder and won't ship for 2 to 4 weeks.So while it would be a great stocking stuffer, I doubt if we will see...

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Cross Off Dealing Doumit to Yankees

The Yanks just signed Russell Martin, so  I don't think they need Doumit now. Someone mentioned packaging Maholm with Doumit to the Yanks for something good (not sure what). That sounded like a...

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Cross Off Jason Werth

According to this, The Nats give Jason Werth $126M for 7 years ($18M/yr). Werth will be 38 went this contract is over. Would/should the Bucs have offered this to Werth? I think not.. I like Werth,...

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Trying to Close the Books on the 2008 Trades

In mid-2008, the Bucs traded Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Damaso Marte for Andy LaRoche, Brandon Moss, Jose Tabata, Craig Hansen, Bryan Morris, Dan McCutchen, Jeff Karstens, and Ross Ohlendorf. ...

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Coolest home run ever hit-Done By a Pirate!

Hardball Times has this article on cool HRs. The article says: Actually, this is as good a place as any to commemorate the coolest home run ever hit. On July 25, 1956, a 21-year-old Roberto...

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Even More SP Comparisons

OK, this is my last post (well maybe) using data I mined about SP. Here is a comparison for the Bucs, Reds, and the "Top 45 SP" as I listed in my previous post:. By Top 45, these were the NL SP...

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More SP Analysis

As a follow up to my previous posts on HQS/QS/../BlowUp numbers for SP, I compiled stats for all NL SP with ~26 or more starts (see the list below the Jump). The average % HQS/QS/Avg was 74%. The...

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Bucs vs. Reds SP

  As promised in my other two postings, here is a comparison of the Bucs (50-98) vs. Reds (84-65) SP. First traditional stats: Stat Pirates Reds Games 145 149 Innings Pitched 5.4 5.9 ...

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Pirate Starters: Quality Starts and Blowups-Added Info

  I promised to post my criteria. So here it is with some added results.For each game, I calculated the "Game ERA".     Game ERA=(Earned runs/IP)*9 I then establish the Type of start based...

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Pirate Starters: Quality Starts and Blowups

  After the 3 games in NY, it got me thinking about how the Buc’s SP has been so good at times and so bad at other times. So I looked at every game this year (minus the Jakubauskas and 2...

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.500 At Home?

It has not been a winning year for our Buccos (no kidding! But we are (before tonight's game) 32-38 at home. Disregarding the race for the #1 pick, can we go on a winning streak and finish up at...

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High Quality Starts Highlight Bob Veale!

Look over at baseballcrank at his analysis of High Quality Starts. This is when a SP goes at least 7 innings and gives up 2 runs (earned or unearned) or less. An interesting list. Bob Veale (one...

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10 HR/19SB Club

I saw this about our opposition tonight "Padres outfielder Will Venable is one of just eight players in the Major Leagues this season to have at least 10 home runs and 19 stolen bases. " McCutchen...

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Why are the Bucs Hitting/Scoring So Bad?

At the end of this MLB article it says "The Pirates entered Thursday ranked last in the National League in home runs (53), runs scored (272) and team batting average (.237)." Stats reflect what...

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Just When You Think The Bucs are in Bad Shape...

What if you are a Cubs fan? Your former No. 1 pitcher get suspended indefinitely ($17.9M in 2010 with player option thru 2013 at $19.25M) Your team salary is ~$148M Your average age is almost...

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What Happens When Pearce is Ready?

Pearce us almost ready to come off the DL. So what happens? Here are some options: 1. Pearce stays in AAA: I don't see this happening. He was being productive at 1B and he has earned more time....

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How Inexperienced are the Pirates?

With the call up of Walker, Tabata, Pearce, and now Pedro; the Bucs are now both young and very inexperienced. Just how do they compare to other teams? See below. For the NL Central teams, I used...

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Pedro predictions-MarkInDallas is 1st Winner!

Ok, for those who chose to play, the winner of the 1st prediction (1st MLB AB) is MarkOnDallas! We are playing "closest to the pin" rules! Fan 1st ML AB 1st ML Hit 1st ML...

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Is 2010 a Revisting of 1986?

I was thinking what Bucs team the 2010 version reminds me. It is team with some bright stars just beginning their careers (McCutchen, Tabata, Lincoln, Walker, Meek, and soon Pedro Alvarez). But...

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Pedro Prediction-Part Duex

  Back on Feb 22. I did a post asking for Pedro Predictions. Does anyone want to update theirs or make one? Below are the predictions made during that posting. Some of our predictions were "just...

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Enough of LaRoche-Bring Up Pedro!

OK, Andy's line is: .257/.325/.358 with 3HR and 11 RBI in 148 ABs. His fielding has been good-maybe very good. BUT Pedro could easliy hit .257 and slam 3 HRs with 11 RBIs in half the ABs, While...

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Anti-Pirates Attitude in Post Gazette is Annoying

I don’t live in Pittsburgh. But I do read the Post Gazette online to get local flavor about the Bucs. Is it just me or are the writers for the Post Gazette decidedly anti-Pirates? Members of the...

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Cedeno, Pearce, and Last Year's Record

Some random thoughts: Ronnny Cedeno: Can this guy play SS at all? He made two bad throws today plus now he is hitting only .234/.274/.338/.810. He has made 5 errors and many poor throws. I can't...

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What Sophmore Jinx?

Andrew McCutchen does not appear to be suffering from any sophmore jinx. With a .336/.390/.522/.913 and 12 SB (3 CS) and fielding well, he is doing better than last year. He leads the NL in SB, 7th...

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