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  1. 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
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Who fills in for McCutchen?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates now face the difficult if not impossible task of finding an adequate replacement for All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list due to an oblique muscle injury. The Pi...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  9. Could Alvarez move to first base?

    Doug Mittler

    At first, it looked like a platoon. Now Pedro Alvarez has officially been displaced as third baseman of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Alvarez made his major league-leading 24th error in Saturday's loss to the Diamondacks, and all but three of his error...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  10. Musings on a Lester deal continue

    AJ Mass

    ESPN.com's Jim Bowden reported earlier today that there are several teams who are interested in making a deal for Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, and he listed Toronto, Seattle, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Baltimore, Miami and the Los Angeles Dodgers as...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  11. What will Pirates pursue?

    AJ Mass

    With a record of 56-49, putting them just two games out of first place in their division, the Pittsburgh Pirates are certainly in position to be buyers at the trade deadline. The big decision for the team is deciding exactly what pieces they want to ...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  12. Pirates looking at Hawkins?

    AJ Mass

    While the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has performed fairly well thus far in 2014, ever since the acquisition of Ernesto Frieri and his 11.25 ERA since joining the club, there's certainly a feeling that there's room for improvement. According to Th...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  13. Why Josh Harrison is worth considering

    Eric Karabell

    A few weeks ago, Pittsburgh Pirates utility player Josh Harrison was one of the rare hitters chosen as an All-Star that fantasy owners could still find in free agency in many leagues. Harrison remains available in roughly half of ESPN's standard leag...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  14. Pirates switching to 3B platoon?

    AJ Mass

    The starting lineup for the Pittsburgh Pirates has been missing the name Pedro Alvarez for the last three games, with Josh Harrison and Brent Morel finding themselves on the field at the hot corner in his place. All three of those games came against ...

    Blog | July 27, 2014
  15. Trade deadline objectives: NL Central

    Jim Bowden

    Deadline objectives: NL East | NL Central | NL West | AL East | AL Central | AL West The National League Central has the best four-team race in baseball, with the Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds all bat...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  16. Haren out of Dodgers rotation?

    AJ Mass

    After allowing five runs in five innings to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, Dan Haren is now 0-4 with a 9.47 ERA in July. Chances are, he won't get an opportunity to improve upon that record anytime soon. According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los A...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  17. Burnett a fit in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    The idea of Phillies pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to the Pittsburgh Pirates is looking more and more plausible. Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Monday that "a Pittsburgh scout - not on his normal coverage - watched Burnett's star...

    Blog | July 22, 2014