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  1. Pirates must rely on big reinforcements

    Christina Kahrl

    This is a big week for the Pittsburgh Pirates, perhaps even a defining week. Monday night's loss to the Atlanta Braves was their sixth straight. They're now two games back in the wild-card standings, with the Braves between them and the Cardinals and...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Chess match: Pirates versus Cardinals

    Christina Kahrl

    Baseball managers are never more scrutinized than they are right now. From the roster selections they help make -- selecting what options they want to have on hand -- to the way they use those players to the best advantage, the short series of the po...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  3. Pirates first to 50, but they're no fluke

    Christina Kahrl

    First team to 50 wins, the Pittsburgh Pirates? For reals? Legit? By getting there behind Francisco Liriano's start, a deep pen's collective hold and save, and the homers hit by Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones, today's Pirates might have done ...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  4. MLB - Winter Forecast for teams in National League Central

    Christina Kahrl

    Assessing what lies ahead this offseason for the Reds, Cardinals, Brewers, Pirates and Cubs.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  5. Pirates' offense more than McCutchen

    Christina Kahrl

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates' first 50 games, you had to wonder if they would wind up as the "Andrew McCutchen and Friends" show. They were struggling to score three runs per game, averaging 2.9 while playing break-even baseball. The focus was on McC...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  6. Athletics' misfits make run at relevance

    Christina Kahrl

    The Oakland A's beat the Texas Rangers Wednesday in the ninth on Brandon Hicks' first big league home run. A former Atlanta Braves' shortstop prospect, Hicks was claimed off waivers this spring and is just the latest refugee from someplace else to wa...

    Blog | July 18, 2012
  7. Clearing the Bases: Lobs, Lawrie and losses

    Christina Kahrl

    First: You know first, it's the base you're supposed to go to initially, to get on base. Or to throw to when the opposition obligingly gives you an out on a sac bunt. It's also sometimes a bit of a tricky target, as the Cubs' Geovany Soto found out i...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  8. Non-tenders added to free-agent pool

    Christina Kahrl

    Last night gave us the latest set of free agent transactions, as teams reached the deadline to tender 2012 contracts to players -- or not, particularly in the case of a few veteran players eligible for arbitration. The decision to tender or not was a...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  9. NL Central: Three fixes for each team

    Christina Kahrl

    Now in its last-ever season as Bud Selig's six-team division, the NL Central gave us the league's pennant contenders, and figures to give us one of the most interesting offseasons of any division in baseball. Not least because the challenges confront...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  10. All-time NL Hispanic greats

    Christina Kahrl

    Yesterday, in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, we talked about one person's list -- mine alone -- for the AL team's all-time greats of Hispanic heritage, so naturally enough, let's turn to the senior circuit and look at the best of the Nationa...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  11. The Pirates' three first-time All-Stars

    Christina Kahrl

    You already know the Pittsburgh Pirates are already in a position to break their 18-season streak of losing campaigns. This is also the first time since 1990 the Bucs have had as many as three All-Stars on the squad. Back then, it was Barry Bonds, Bo...

    Blog | July 12, 2011
  12. Cubs and Pirates play with fire at second

    Christina Kahrl

    Friday's Chicago Cubs home opener provided an interesting contrast. The Cubs have 2011 aspirations to try and live up to, while the Pittsburgh Pirates do not. Yet both teams have a similar problem: experimentation at second base. Whatever comes ou...

    Blog | April 01, 2011