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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect to Watch in 2020: Pitcher Braxton Ashcraft After struggling in 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Braxton Ashcraft will be looking to take a step forward if/when the 2020 season begins. With…
Underrated Pittsburgh Pirates in Franchise History: Ramon Hernandez When Giusti was getting the bulk of save opportunities in the early-to-mid 1970's, lefty Ramon Hernandez was the one getting the game to the 9th inning. Hernandez's path to becoming one of the best relief pitchers in Pittsburgh Pirates history was a winding road.
Shortening the 2020 MLB Schedule If the baseball season resumes, it will need a shortened schedule - and that's the understatement of the month. Obviously, Major League Baseball and all who have a vested interest want to see as many games played as possible. They also want to make sure the public is safe.
Here's to You, Baseball With the threat of the 2020 MLB season cancellation looming, we all wish for simpler times. A time when our biggest concern was pace of play, a "juiced" ball, and the Houston Asterisks - erm, Astros. So from peanuts, hot dogs, and sacrifice flies, to concourses, team stores, and strikeouts, here's to you, baseball.
Could the Pittsburgh Pirates Draft a Prep Outfielder at Number 44? The Pittsburgh Pirates have three draft picks inside the top 45 picks of this year's MLB Draft. This puts the team in a good spot to add some significant…
Pirates' Steven Brault gets to focus on new album instead of baseball while season is delayed Brault released his album, “A Pitch at Broadway, ” on Friday.
In A World Without Baseball Baseball has survived everything imaginable. World wars and American tragedies have only slowed the game. Nothing has ever brought it to a screeching halt, until now. It has often rallied us together, given us comfort or a sense of normalcy.
Trivia Tuesday: 1979 World Series Game 5 Game Five of the 1979 World was the turning point for the Pirates-after being down 3-1 to the Baltimore Orioles, they won this game and the next two to win the championship. AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, in its continuing efforts to supply sports methadone to the addicted, will be broadcasting this game tonight at 7 p.m.
Tuesday's Matchup: Jerry May vs Adam Everett Monday winner is Jason Michaels; he will go on to face David Eckstein in the next round. Jerry May vs Adam Everett - two excellent defenders! Vote by going to twitter.com/JohnATVL to vote!. And by the way, if you want to read much, much more about the 2019 VBL season, be sure to check out the 2019 Valley League Annual!
Pittsburgh Pirates Where Are They Now: Outfielder Jose Tabata For today's where are they now series we will delve into the wacky and wild world of former Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata In July of 2008, form…
Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Projecting Ke'Bryan Hayes Floor and Ceiling Pittsburgh Pirates third base prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes is one of the best infield prospects in the game. So, what should you expect from the top prospect in…
Poll: Vote For the Best Pittsburgh Pirates Defensive Outfielders of the Last Decade by Position Going back through all the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders from 2010-2019 for at least one season, let’s vote on who you think is the best at each position. Each choice is based on the amount of…
Pittsburgh Pirates Draft: A Look at the 2020 Draft Pools With the Bucs having three picks inside the top 45 and the fifth highest bonus allotment available, the Pittsburgh Pirates should bring in multiple top prospects in this year's draft. Hopefully, there are no setbacks going forward and the MLB can get back to baseball as usual.
How a Pirates pitching prospect landed a role in 'Moneyball' James Marvel loves movies. He was also in one — “Moneyball, ” where he appeared as an extra before his junior year of high school.
When is it safe to return to a ballpark? Another week has dragged past, and still no live baseball. Yes, I'm thankful for the rebroadcasts I've watched and listened to, and I'm guessing there will be more to come.
3 Players Who May Have Played Their Last Game with the Pittsburgh Pirates This includes the Pittsburgh Pirates. While there are obviously bigger problems in the world right now than this, if fans are robbed of getting to watch their favorite players on their favorite team for one more season it would be a shame.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Top 5 Shortstops in Franchise History The Pittsburgh native will forever be remembered as one of the greatest athletes in the history of the city of Pittsburgh. Jay Bell is one of only three Pittsburgh Pirates shortstops with at least 1,000 games played in a Pirates uniform and wRC+ above 100.
Whatever Happened to Pittsburgh Pirates Pitcher Brandon Cumpton? Cumpton was the Pittsburgh Pirates 9th round pick during the 2010 draft. He was never a top prospect, but he was steadily rising through the minor leagues. By 2013, he was on the doorstep of making it to the Majors.
Ten Memorable World Series In MLB History The 1975 World Series pitted the Big Red Machine Reds and the Red Sox against each other. One one side, the Reds were looking to win a championship after losing to the Orioles in 1970 and the A's in 1972. Meanwhile, the Red Sox were looking for their first championship since 1918.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are baseball's most interesting last place team In the last seven months, the Pittsburgh Pirates have gone from a recurring cycle of low-budget mismanagement to one of baseball's more intriguing bottom-dwellers entering 2020. On a 93-loss team in 2019, All-Star closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested in mid-September and eventually charged with two dozen child sex crimes.
Pittsburgh Pirates 5, Cincinnati Reds 3 in 2020 Strat-O-Matic season simulation game 9 Jarrod Dyson's two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning off Michael Lorenzen propelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to a victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the rubber game of a three-game series at PNC Park.
Chris Larson 2020 MLB Free Agents Position Player Group Zoombiya, a nickname that is well-earned for Dyson, did quite well against lefties last year. Over 50 plate appearances versus lefties, Dyson slugged:.326/.380/.326.
A Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 Preview 2019 was a season full of strange events for the Pittsburgh Pirates, from coaches and players fighting, freak injuries, to one of their star players getting arrested. Though there were some bright spots for the 2019 Pirates, last season was frustrating to say the least.
Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Profile: Pitcher Austin Roberts In today's Pittsburgh Pirates prospect profile we will take a look at their 2019 draft 8th round selection Austin Roberts, a right handed hurler from Calif…
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