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Pirates Fans Brave Cold Temperatures For Opening Day

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The sun was doing it’s part, but the brisk winds kept the traditional early tailgating crowd down on Sunday. But the weather didn’t deter Mary Himler from being first in line long before the gates opened at PNC Park. 251 more words


Pirates Anxious To Return To Pittsburgh After Spring Training

BRADENTON (KDKA) — While a Florida day at McKechnie Field might sound good if you’ve been in Pittsburgh the last two months, the Pirates are anxious to come north. 313 more words


NL Central Predictions

2015 was a fantastic year for the National League Central Division.

Three teams finished the regular season with 95 or more wins, including the St. Louis Cardinals who won exactly 100 games. 1,830 more words


2016 MLB Closer Rankings

A few weeks ago, I took a glance at the top 30 starting pitchers in baseball heading into the 2016 season. Now, let’s take a look at the top 30 closers. 1,430 more words


2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Roto Relief Pitchers, Part One

Ironically, relievers figure more prominently in your success in roto as compared to head-to-head even though you could theoretically field a legal lineup without one. That’s not a strategy I would recommend even if I abhor reaching for a reliever least of all positions. 338 more words

Fantasy Baseball

3 Pirates Pitchers Trying Out New Protective Helmet During Spring Training

BRADENTON (KDKA) — Some pitchers around the majors will have a different look on the mound this season, at least during Spring Training.

That list includes three Pirates – Mark Melancon, Juan Nicasio and Jared Hughes. 262 more words

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Dunlap: Pitchers & Helmets Seems To Be A Simple Fix

Jared Hughes is using his head.

Mark Melancon might, too.

Major League Baseball should put its head together with their minor league system and get this thing right — take the decision out of players’ hands. 673 more words