At the end of the 2020 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for a few awards when it came to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The awards were the Clemente Award, which signifies the Pirates MVP for the whole season, as well as the Steve Blass Award, which is awarded to the best Pirates pitcherContinue reading “2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh”
On October 30th of last year, interim General Manager Kevan Graves, who had the job temporarily after Neal Huntington was fired, made an intriguing acquisition. The pickup was a waiver claim by the name of Sam Howard. He was a southpaw that had struggled in the majors and Triple-A the past few years. Little didContinue reading “How Does the Current Pittsburgh Pirates Bullpen Fit Into Future Plans?”
On September 7th of 2018, Gregory Polanco was up at the plate against the Miami Marlins in the 6th inning. He hit a line drive into the right-center field gap that was cut off by the outfielder. Polanco hustled around first and then performed what might be the worst slide in major league history. ThisContinue reading “The Story of Gregory Polanco: How He Got Here and What’s Next”
The Pirates once again found themselves in COVID limbo, this time with a member of the Cincinnati Reds testing positive for the virus. This caused more games to be postponed, with the Saturday and Sunday match ups being canceled. Anyways, the Pirates were back in action tonight and unfortunately it ended in a Pittsburgh extraContinue reading “Fair or Foul? After a Controversial Call, the Indians Win it In Extras 6-3”
Before the Pittsburgh Pirates’ three day layoff, they were struggling to put together consistent good at-bats. In an interview with Josh Bell, he said that he felt this series would be the one where the Pirates starting hitting. Well, if there was any way Bell would be right, it would be the fact that theContinue reading “After Three Day Break, Pirates Come Out Swinging, Beat Reds 9-6”
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season has been very rocky thus far, and there’s a lot to talk about. After the Pirates’ got swept this weekend at the hands of the Detroit Tigers, they have not yet won a series and they are 3-13 overall. Normally, 16 games into the season looks like nothing at all, butContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates: Quarter Season Rewind”
Pirates added to their pitching depth by acquiring the recently DFA’d Tyler Bashlor from the New York Mets for everyone’s favorite player, cash considerations.