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First Pitch: Your Input is Needed For the Pirates Prospects Reader Survey

Over the weekend, I mentioned that we would be running a site survey this week. This is something that we do every year, and...

First Pitch: Tonight Shows That We’re Not Ready For Robot Umpires

PITTSBURGH -- Leading up to the NL Wild Card game, all of the focus was on Jake Arrieta. The Cubs' ace showed exactly why...

First Pitch: See You at the Ump Show

MIAMI -- Francisco Cervelli was ejected tonight in the third inning after arguing a called ball with umpire Alan Porter. I'll admit that I...

First Pitch: The Pirates Trade Deadline Was Potentially Brilliant

I was so busy today with all of the site coverage of the trade deadline, followed by seeing Billy Roth pitch in Bristol, that...

First Pitch: How Prospects Have Been Valued in the Early Trades

When I was in college, I was a season ticket holder for the Pittsburgh Penguins. I bought the tickets right after the Penguins added...

First Pitch: Strong Year From the Farm System Gives Pirates Trade Chips

There has been a growing narrative in Pittsburgh over the last week that the Pirates are having a down year in their farm system....

First Pitch: Why Didn’t the Pirates Draft Any Prep Players on Day Two?

The draft is always the busiest time of year for us, and that has been no exception the last two days. We've had 26...

First Pitch: The Most Talented Lineup in the Pirates’ System

Yo, Altoona, I'ma let you finish, but Bradenton has the best Pirates prospects lineup of all time! Of all time! OK, that might not be...

First Pitch: The Travis Snider Trade Doesn’t Really Look Like a Mistake

The Travis Snider trade was a very controversial move. The Pirates took a gamble by dealing Snider, coming off a big season where he...

First Pitch: Things to Do in Bradenton During Spring Training 2015

This week I received a few e-mails with various questions about Spring Training. Not the "who will make the team" or "which minor league...

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