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What to Make of the Pirates Hot Start

BY JUSTABOYANDHISBLOG

The 2018 season symbolizes a new era of Pirates baseball. In the offseason they traded franchise icon, Andrew McCutchen to the Giants and ace Gerrit Cole to the Astros. 509 more words

Blogging

Recapping the Tigers/Twins series

Well, it wouldn’t last forever. The Pirates lost last night, becoming the final team in baseball to do so.

Thanks to a hectic Easter weekend, I didn’t get to recap the Pirates first series against the Tigers. 1,225 more words

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Pittsburgh Pirates: A Preview

Are they going to rebuild, or are they going to try and contend? That was the question I asked in my first post on that blog in November, and here we are, on (delayed) Opening Day, not really closer to the answer. 3,034 more words

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Some potential trade bait for 2018

After Philadelphia scooped up Jake Arrieta (he will not be missed), the Phillies win projection on Fangraphs jumped all the way up to 75 wins. Nothing for their fans to riot about, but for Pirates fans it means that the two Pennsylvania teams are tied for fifth-worst projection in the league. 1,343 more words

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Grading the 'Cutch and Cole trades

It looks like the Pirates have taken it upon themselves to ignite the hot stove of what has been a pretty cold offseason so far. On Saturday the Pirates traded their best pitcher Gerrit Cole, and on Monday they traded their best player Andrew McCutchen. 1,233 more words

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2017 IBWAA Ballot: AL/NL RP of the Year

My ballot for the AL/NL RP of the Year for the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America.

When coming up with my ballot for 3 RP in each league, I used WAR and K/9 with the traditional stats such as ERA and WHIP.   459 more words

MLB

I'm Excited for MLB's Players Weekend (And You Should Be Too!)

Today Major League Baseball formally announced their plans to hold the first ever “Players Weekend” later on this month, taking place August 25-27. An idea originally proposed back in mid-June, Players Weekend will feature a vast majority of MLB players wearing their very own nicknames on the back of their jerseys, MLB teams wearing colorful/non-traditional jerseys as an ode to youth baseball uniforms, and players being given the freedom to wear their own colorful and unique gear ranging from batting gloves, spikes, catching gear, bats, and more. 357 more words

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