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Williams: What Can the Pirates Learn From Gerrit Cole and Charlie...

It's hard to ignore what's going on in Houston right now with former Pirates pitchers Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton. Morton joined the Astros last...

Was This Hot Start Critical For The Pirates? Depends On Who...

We could argue that a team like the 2018 Pirates needed to fashion a fast break out of the starting gate to have a realistic chance at contention. Perhaps ‘need’ is a strong word here, but with young players taking on additional responsibility after two high-profile players were traded in the offseason, early positive feedback […]
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How Technology Has Changed the Way Pitchers Learn Their Craft

PITTSBURGH — Pitching is one of those things that frequently seems to straddle the line between art and science. If you hand someone a baseball...

Jameson Taillon Named as NL Player of the Week

Major League Baseball announced that Jameson Taillon has been named as the National League Player of the Week for his performance during his two starts last week. Taillon started the home opener at PNC Park for the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 2nd and allowed two runs over 5.2 innings while picking up nine strikeouts. That […]
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Saunders: Meaning Lies in the Details in Early Numbers

PITTSBURGH — As I wrote on Monday after the Pirates’ home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins pushed their record to 4-0 to start the...

Saunders: What the Pirates Need To Do To Win in 2018

BRADENTON, Fla. — I’ve spent a lot of time this spring at the intersection between the popular consensus and reality when it comes to...

Pirates Notebook: Cervelli is Swinging a Hot Bat; Taillon Stretches Himself...

BRADENTON, Fla. — Francisco Cervelli is a pretty animated baseball player. If you’ve been paying any attention to his Pirates’ career, you’ve probably noticed the fiery catcher get heated once or twice. Maybe more so than at any other time, Cervelli has become known for his reaction when a ball or strike call goes against […]
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‘Best I’ve Ever Felt’: Adjusting Jameson Taillon Fired Up About Spring...

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pirates’ 12-9 defeat of the Braves on Friday at LECOM Park brought more of a regular-season feel than any of the previous 20 Grapefruit League games. That is, a regular-season feel under the best of circumstances for the Pirates. “That might be the best I’ve ever felt,” Jameson Taillon said after […]
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Williams: The Pirates Have a Good Rotation, But It Isn’t Yet...

BRADENTON, Fla. - It's probably not a big revelation that pitching wins championships. Last year, the top eight teams in starter ERA made the post-season....

Jameson Taillon Ready to Step Up As a Leader For the...

BRADENTON, Fla. — It’s exactly four weeks until the Pirates will play the first game of baseball of the 2018 season at PNC Park, when they’ll host the Minnesota Twins for the home opener. The man throwing out the first pitch for that game probably won’t be decided for quite some time yet, but there’s […]
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Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...