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  1. Could Alvarez land in Boston?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the many problems facing the Boston Red Sox this season is dismal offensive production at third base. The hot corner has been ice cold, with the Red Sox ranking at or near the bottom in the majors in batting average (.209), slugging percentage ...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
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  3. Is Davis the key for Pirates?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have gone 11-2 over their last 13 games to get back into the thick of the National League playoff hunt. However, one of the weaknesses of the team this season continues to be the .222 collective batting average at a revolving d...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  4. The secrets to the Cardinals' success

    Jim Bowden

    They trailed the Milwaukee Brewers for the first five months of the season, were trudging along at six games over .500 as recently as Aug. 12 and have had to hold off the surging Pittsburgh Pirates, but there the St. Louis Cardinals sit, right back o...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  5. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  6. Stanton's injury could cause MLB change

    Buster Olney

    On this date in 1952, the Pittsburgh Pirates did something no other team had done before. From NationalPastime.com: At Forbes Field, the Pirates become the first team to use protective head gear, a precursor to the batting helmet that protects the...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Alvarez done in Pittsburgh?

    AJ Mass

    It looks like the Pittsburgh Pirates will be without the services of Pedro Alvarez for the remainder of the 2014 season -- and, in fact, there's a chance the infielder may have even played his final game for the organization. According to Travis...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. McCutchen admirably playing despite pain

    Buster Olney

    After Andrew McCutchen banged into the center-field wall making a catch Tuesday night, he paused for a moment, bent at the waist, and was probably doing one of three things: 1. Assessing whether his injured ribs had been knocked free from his body...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  9. Rookie rankings: Jose Abreu still top dog

    Jim Bowden

    This spring, many analysts predicted that this year's best rookies would likely consist of a group of position players that included Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts, St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  10. Pirates looking to make moves?

    AJ Mass

    After winning just three of their last 11 games, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still optimistic that they have enough left in the tank to make the playoffs again in 2014. However, while there aren't any glaring weaknesses on their roster, the team is pl...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  11. Key remaining series: Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates can deci...

    Paul Swydan

    The Pirates and Tigers have critical matchups looming that could decide their postseason fates. Can they win them?

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  12. Alvarez done at 3B?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates started Pedro Alvarez at first base on Monday -- the first time in his career he manned the position -- and on Tuesday, they didn't start him at all. Not having Alvarez at the hot corner may indeed be the trend gong forward for...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  13. Oswaldo Arcia is worth a look

    Eric Karabell

    We spent the first two days of this week in this space discussing struggling lefty power hitters in Los Angeles Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton and Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Pedro Alvarez. Let's talk about someone playing well for a change. Minnes...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  14. Fantasy value of Pirates lineup

    Eric Karabell

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter Tuesday having lost six games in a row, but don't worry, center fielder Andrew McCutchen is scheduled to return to save the day! The defending NL MVP has apparently recovered from his rib injury and Tuesday is the first d...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  15. Pirates moving Alvarez?

    AJ Mass

    In his major league career, Pedro Alvarez has never played any other position in the field but third base. However, that may soon change as the Pittsburgh Pirates are planning to move Alvarez across the diamond. Alvarez has committed more errors t...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  16. Pirates won't rush McCutchen decision

    AJ Mass

    Outfielder Andrew McCutchen has not played since Sunday with what is being called an "avulsion fracture" involving one of his ribs. Whether or not the injury is related to his being hit by a Randall Delgado pitch hardly matters at this point. Of ...

    Blog | August 09, 2014
  17. New metric reveals baseball's best power hitters - ESPN The Magaz...

    Peter Keating

    In ESPN The Magazine, Peter Keating writes that some hitters just know how to crush the ball: Ruth. Maris. Bonds. Wily Mo Pena. But who has the most pure power of all? A new metric reveals the answer.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014