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  1. Pirates still looking for a starter

    The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased an insurance policy on their starting rotation Friday, agreeing to a one-year, $8.5 million deal with right-hander A.J. Burnett. The deal was $4.25 million less than the player option he turned down with Philadelp...

    Blog | November 15, 2014
  2. Cubs in no rush with prospects

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finally promoted Gregory Polanco to the major leagues, and the outfielder made his debut on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs, going 1-for-5 on the night. Seeing a top prospect get the call is sure to have Cubs fans now asking w...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Bits: Is Scherzer worth ERA, WHIP risk?

    Eric Karabell

    Detroit Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer fanned 15 Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, winning his third game in nine starts. Scherzer allowed two runs in seven innings and lowered his ERA to a still-unsightly 5.73. Scherzer, who had given up six runs (fiv...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  4. Max Scherzer of Detroit Tigers strikes out 15, but ERA and WHIP h...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses the most fantasy-relevant tidbits from Sunday's games, including Max Scherzer's huge strikeout performance.

    Blog | Conversation | May 21, 2012
  5. Los Angeles Angels are trying to survive injuries, poor performan...

    Buster Olney

    From Jordan Walden's struggles to recent injuries to Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins, the Angels' bullpen has taken a beating so far this season, writes Buster Olney. At 6.5 games back in the AL West, the club is hanging on while its 'pen is repaired.

    Blog | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  6. Justin Verlander, Jacoby Ellsbury could make history when they me...

    Buster Olney

    If Jacoby Ellsbury hits leadoff for the Red Sox on Opening Day against Justin Verlander, a little bit of MVP history and trivia will be made, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2012
  7. Barmes deal makes no sense for Bucs

    Keith Law

    Time to catch up on a few deals from the last few days. The Pittsburgh Pirates giving two years and $10.5 million to Clint Barmes was the head-scratcher of the week, as Pirates fans must have felt like they were being haunted by the ghost of Pat Mea...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  8. Pittsburgh Pirates make a bad decision in signing Clint Barmes

    Keith Law

    Keith Law looks at a few recent transactions, leading off with the Pirates' odd decision to sign Clint Barmes.

    Blog | Conversation | November 21, 2011
  9. Bits: Trevor Cahill's struggles continue

    Eric Karabell

    • Oakland Athletics right-hander Trevor Cahill walked seven Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, allowing four hits and four runs in 4 1/3 innings. Not too long ago, Cahill was 6-0, and when June began, his ERA was 2.31. Now he's 6-5 with a 3...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  10. Trevor Cahill of Oakland Athletics continues to have problems thr...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell reviews the top fantasy performances from Tuesday, including another rough night for A's righty Trevor Cahill.

    Blog | Conversation | June 15, 2011
  11. Is it time to believe in Charlie Morton?

    Eric Karabell

    Ninety-two pitchers qualified for the ERA title last season, and the worst of the bunch was Detroit Tigers right-hander Jeremy Bonderman, who had a 5.53 ERA. Kyle Davies, A.J. Burnett and four others also ended up with ERAs on the wrong side of 5.00....

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  12. Pittsburgh Pirates' Charlie Morton pitching well, but will it con...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell offers his thoughts on Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton, who is having a breakout season despite a mediocre strikeout/walk ratio.

    Blog | Conversation | May 19, 2011
  13. Bits: Pedro Alvarez showing signs of life

    Eric Karabell

    New York Mets outfielder Jason Bay made his season debut Thursday, hitting a double and scoring twice in four at-bats. Bay was on the disabled list because of a strained rib cage and was inserted into the No. 5 lineup slot upon his return. His 2010 s...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  14. Pedro Alvarez, Jim Thome showing signs of breaking out of early-s...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell looks back at Thursday's action, including big games from Kyle Lohse, Pedro Alvarez and Jim Thome.

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2011
  15. MLB Confidential: Who are the best umpires?

    In light of Armando Galarraga's perfect game that wasn't, ESPN The Magazine polled 100 MLB players about the league's umpires, to see what MLBers really think about the boys in blue. Question No. 1: Who are the best umpires?

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2010
  16. Daily Futures: Mike Moustakas and Rudy Owens could help the Royal...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Arguably, the franchise most associated with losing in the AL recently? The Royals. NL? Pirates. Kevin Goldstein offers hope for both squads, with info on one thriving prospect from each organization in his Daily Futures report for May 5, 2010.

    Story | Conversation | May 04, 2010