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We are about six weeks into the 2024 minor league season, and some trends are beginning to develop in the Pittsburgh Pirates system. Those trends aren't much different from the trends seen at the Major League...
Sean Sullivan led the Altoona Curve to a 4-1 victory on Thursday, pitching seven shutout innings against Akron. This was the longest outing of the season for the right-hander, and the second time this week that...

Pirates Take First Place in NL Central, Beat St. Louis 7-1

Lance Lynn was not a happy man Saturday night at PNC Park. The Pirates hung two runs on St. Louis' starter in the second...

Injury News: Grilli Getting Closer

Clint Hurdle said before today's game that there are tentative plans for Jason Grilli to begin his rehabilitation stint. "Jason is going to pitch tomorrow...

Pirates Notebook: The Growth of Cole

Gerrit Cole lost his seventh start of the season last night against the Milwaukee Brewers, and runs his record to 2-7 after he started...

Pirates Notebook: Breaking Bad Locke

In a move that does make sense logistically, but has some shock value when looking at it at face value, the Pirates sent Jeff...

Pirates Playoff Odds After Trading for Marlon Byrd, John Buck

It would take a Hindenburg-esque crash for the Pirates to miss the MLB postseason (98-percent chance Bucs make it), but it is unlikely they...

Pirates Come Back Again, Beat Cardinals 5-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates are running away from the National League Central -- literally. In the 5th inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the St. Louis...

Pirates Open Five-Game Set with All-Around Dominance

The story of the Pirates’ win Monday night may really just come down to the opinion of who you ask; some may say Francisco...

Locke, Pirates Eke Out 3-2 Win Over Reds to Avoid Sweep

Jeff Locke does not suck. I wrote two months ago that Locke would not continue to dominate as he dominated the early part of the...

Pirates Apparently Can’t Win Every Game, Lose 6-0 to Reds

Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched eight one-hit innings and Cincinnati smacked two home runs to win the series opener over the Pirates 4-0...

Know Your Enemy – Cincinnati Reds

This is the fifth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This final article will look at the rising power in Pittsburgh's sister city, the Cincinnati Reds. I expect the battle that is going on between the Reds and the Cards this season to continue for the next few years.

Know Your Enemy – St. Louis Cardinals

This is the fourth in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This article will look at the gold standard of the NL Central in recent years: the St. Louis Cardinals. While the Cubs may have the most supportive fans, perhaps no city in all of MLB has more knowledgeable fans than the Cardinals.

Know Your Enemy – Milwaukee Brewers

This is the third in a series of 5 articles that will try to get Pirate fans inside the organizations of the Pirates' NL Central opponents. This article will look at the Milwaukee Brewers, a team that the Pirates get compared to the most (along with the Cincinnati Reds) in terms of what our market can bear payroll-wise.
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