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Why The Pittsburgh Pirates Will Win The World Series

Edinson Volquez gets the ball in the Wild Card game Before you all get carried away, let me be the first to announce that this is the first edition of a Baseball Hot Corner special on why a team will win the World Series. Ten writers will each take a piece and a team and write why they think the team they’re writing about will win the World Series. Aside from me clarifying that...
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Pirates officially announce Edinson Volquez as Wild Card Game starter

#Pirates announce RHP Edinson Volquez as our starter for the 2014 NL #WildCard! Here’s some info to start #Buctober — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) September 29, 2014
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates and Giants played some crazy games this year

The Pirates will meet the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card game. The game will be at PNC Park because the Pirates won the season series 4-2 (taking two of three at PNC and at AT&T). The two teams finished with identical records, and amazingly enough, identical run differentials (+51). I’ll be looking at this matchup in a number of posts before the...
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Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 9-22-14 thru 9-28-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 9/22/14 thru 9/28/14, the final week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 regular season.   Weekly result: 4 Wins and 3 Loss, 26 Runs Scored and 24 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Andrew McCutchen. McCutchen made a late push for a second MVP with a solid week to close out the season. Cutch had 9 hits in 22 ABs this week and drew...
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Morning Report: West Virginia Could Go From First to Worst

In Friday’s Morning Report, I commented on the West Virginia Power’s top ten list and how they were the Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate with the best group of prospects this year. On Saturday, we posted the season recap’s for Bristol and for Jamestown. Neither of those top ten lists has much top-end talent. In fact, you could combine those two teams and the top ten list would...
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Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez to be reassessed Tuesday

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 88-72 on the season following a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Gaby Sanchez hit his seventh home run of the season, while Pirates pitchers scattered 11 hits and struck out seven. With the post season around the corner, there is concern on the injury front. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez will be re-evaluated next week to see when he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Russell Martin still battling hamstring tightness

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 88-72 on the season following a 3-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. Gaby Sanchez hit his seventh home run of the season for the Pirates, while four Pirates pitchers scattered 11 hits and struck out seven. There was some concern on the injury front, as catcher Russell Martin, who has been battling tightness in his hamstring, left the game...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton undergoes hip surgery

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the final weekend of the regular season with a record of 87-72, second in the National League Central. The Pirates will enter the post season behind a balanced offense that is 10th in the Major Leagues in runs scored and 7th in ERA. On the injury front, pitcher Charlie Morton underwent hip surgery and could miss the beginning of next season. #453662964...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

If the Pirates are going to win the NL Central, they probably have to win tonight

Sorry for the lack of recap from last night; I’m trying to get a bunch of things in line this week since THE PLAYOFFS ARE NEXT WEEK and I just didn’t have much to say. Jeff Locke sucked, it would’ve been awesome if the Pirates won because the Cardinals and Giants both lost, but then it wasn’t quite as bad that they lost because those two other things happened. Frankly, I...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Russell Martin exits with hamstring tightness

Despite a loss on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates are still putting the pressure on the St. Louis Cardinals as the final day of the season approaches. The Pirates already have a wild card spot locked up and the Cards are just a game and a half up in the NL Central, but Pittsburgh may have to give catcher Russell Martin a day or two of rest after the signal-caller left Wednesday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Is It a Guarantee That Russell Martin Will Be Gone After the Season?

Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been expecting Russell Martin to be gone at the end of the year. The catcher is having a career year at the plate, and over the last two years the appreciation for catcher defense has gone way up across the league, increasing his value. Complicating the matters further is the fact that the Pirates balked at giving A.J. Burnett more than $12 M last year...
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Mark Melancon is the rock of the Pirates pitching staff

The Pirates are going to the playoffs for the second consecutive year. We know their offense is led by defending MVP and a contender to repeat in Andrew McCutchen, but who has been the best pitcher in Pittsburgh this season? The answer is, somewhat surprisingly, Mark Melancon. Sent away from Boston after an abysmal 45 innings, the Pirates have found absolute gold in Melancon over...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates clinch and celebrate playoff berth

THE PIRATES ARE BACK IN THE PLAYOFFS! Here’s the video of the final two outs in Atlanta: Your browser does not support iframes. …and here’s what happened in the clubhouse afterwards. Your browser does not support iframes. This got infinitely more entertaining later on…we’ll see if additional video surfaces. More to come. Updates: Your browser does not support iframes. ...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates clinch playoff berth

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Tuesday night, and will be heading back to the Postseason for the second consecutive year. This was a team that started off 18-26, and was eight games out of first place in the NL Central on May 20th. Since then, they’ve gone 68-45, good for a .602 winning percentage that has been topped by only the Nationals among NL teams...
Via The Outside Corner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh unlikely to Re-sign Russell Martin

With the Pittsburgh Pirates likely heading into the postseason this year, everything isn't all good for the Bucs as manager Neil Huntington has stated that it is unlikely for star catcher Russell Martin to remain with the team. Huntington delivered the news in his weekly press conference today. #455747144 / gettyimages.comAccording to a report on"Recently...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss
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