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  1. Is Pirates future catcher in camp?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have seen some offensive spark from catching prospect Tony Sanchez this spring. He's already hit a home run and driven in three runs through five games of his first big league camp. However, the former 2009 first-round draft pi...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  2. Russell Martin among unsung heroes of 2013 season - MLB

    Dave Cameron

    Russell Martin leads a list of 2013's unsung heroes.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2013
  3. Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina deserve MVP consideration becau...

    Jared Cross

    Jared Cross explains why Jonathan Lucroy and Yadier Molina should be in the MVP discussion.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  4. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  5. Yadier Molina's injury, potential fill-ins

    Eric Karabell

    Things were looking so good for the St. Louis Cardinals last week, but now the losses are piling up. For one, the team has lost six consecutive games, including Tuesday's doubleheader sweep by the legitimate Pittsburgh Pirates. A bigger loss, however...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons lead the defensive All-Star t...

    Scott Spratt

    Scott Spratt provides his lineup for the 2013 All-Star defensive team. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons, who leads MLB with 24 defensive runs saved this season, is the top shortstop.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2013
  7. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  8. Struggling New York Yankees need Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis...

    Dave Cameron

    The Yankees' pitchers have been lucky with men on base, and the team needs some help on offense. Dave Cameron explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  9. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  10. Defense has Pittsburgh Pirates in contention - MLB

    Scott Spratt

    The Pirates have been a losing team for two decades, but an improved defense is what will put them over .500 this season, writes Scott Spratt.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  11. Thoughts on Pirates' lineup, Pedro Alvarez

    Eric Karabell

    Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez continues to be dropped by many of his fantasy owners, to the point that he's owned in barely half of ESPN standard leagues. But after he mashed his third home run of the season Monday night -- and ...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  12. Pedro Alvarez finally showing what he's capable of; Starling Mart...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell takes a closer look at the Pirates lineup, including his 2013 expectations for third baseman Pedro Alvarez.

    Blog | Conversation | April 23, 2013
  13. Pirates face dilemma with Cole, Taillon

    Buster Olney

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After Russell Martin finished his work in the batting cage, taking swings against Wandy Rodriguez and Jonathan Sanchez in live batting practice, he did what he's always liked to do as part of his regimen and jogged out to fiel...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  14. Pittsburgh Pirates must handle top prospects Jameson Taillon, Ger...

    Buster Olney

    The Pirates think they can win this year, and they have to figure out if top pitching prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon can be a part of that.

    Blog | Conversation | February 21, 2013
  15. Assessing Mike Napoli, J.P. Arencibia and other top catchers on t...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down the market for catchers in his annual buyer's guide, listing the best values, worst values and trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  16. Bits: Power sources for home stretch

    Eric Karabell

    • Philadelphia Phillies first baseman/outfielder Darin Ruf smacked his first big league home run Tuesday, and he could be a source of power the final week and perhaps in 2013. Ruf hit .317 with a surprising 38 home runs at Double-A Reading this...

    Blog | September 26, 2012