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In yesterday's column, I broke down the 2024 Pittsburgh Pirates, identifying the players on their roster who profile as above-average starters, average starters, fringe-average options, and bench/bullpen players. A full MLB season requires far more than...
Termarr Johnson is starting to show his power. On Wednesday, the 2022 fourth overall pick went 1-for-4, with two walks and his third homer of the year. The first home run of the year from Johnson came...

Pirates Announce Extensions For Entire MLB Coaching Staff Through 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they've extended the contracts of their entire Major League Coaching Staff through the 2017 season. This, of course,...

First Pitch: Is There a Limit to How Many Projects Ray Searage Can Work With?

BRADENTON, Fl. - "Ray Searage will fix him." That's the line you've heard after pretty much every signing this off-season. Sometimes it was in the...

Happ and Searage Discuss Adjustments and Pitch Selection

PITTSBURGH- Yesterday, Tim took a look into some of the statistical trends regarding J.A. Happ, and how he may be another Pirates’ reclamation project...

Can Jeff Locke Sustain His Latest Success?

No one in the Pirates’ starting rotation has been as dominant as Jeff Locke has been over the last month. It wasn’t long ago that...

Mark Melancon Proving Rocky Start an Aberration

Mark Melancon took control of closing duties full-time in 2014 when Jason Grilli blew four saves and posted a 4.87 ERA in 22 appearances...

Notes: Ray Searage on Cole and Morton; Holdzkom’s Focus, Polanco in Right Field

Over the weekend at PirateFest, several players and Ray Searage met with the media to discuss the upcoming season. Here are some notes from...

Which Edinson Volquez Will the Pirates Get Going Forward?

Follow @NateBarnes_ // Clint Hurdle doesn’t like to use the phrase “reclamation project” when discussing players whose careers the Pirates have turned around in the...

Is Bryan Morris a Future Closer For the Pirates?

Follow @NateBarnes_ // Bryan Morris was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 31, 2008 as a part of the deal that sent Jason Bay...

First Pitch: Are the Pirates About to Repeat a Mistake From the 2006 Season?

As of right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are going into the regular season with Travis Ishikawa as part of their first base platoon. There...

Ray Searage Doesn’t Expect A.J. Burnett to Return

Ray Searage was on 93.7 The Fan today, and was asked whether he thought A.J. Burnett would return. Searage said that the team is...

First Pitch: How Much Do You Trust Ray Searage?

Several weeks ago I wrote an article titled "Why I Trust Neal Huntington". In the article I pointed out that I don't agree with...

First Pitch: What Could Be the Solution to the RISP Problem?

We've talked a lot this week about the issue of hitting with runners in scoring position. I've made my thoughts known on the matter....
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