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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Pirates seeking bullpen help?

    Doug Mittler

    With less than three weeks to go before the July 31 trade deadline, the Pittsburgh Pirates would like to bolster the bullpen, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review. The bullpen has been in flux all season. Mark Melancon took over as close...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  16. Bigger role for Watson in Pittsburgh?

    Doug Mittler

    The slow start to the season is now a fading memory for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have won 12 of 15 games after completing a weekend series sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies. But the Bucs are still 4 1/2 games out of first place in the National L...

    Blog | July 07, 2014