Playing the Odds – Why the Pirates and Other Small Market Teams Usually learn the House Always Wins

Today I’d like to talk about the elephant that is always in the room for Pittsburgh, yup, today we’re going to talk about the feasibility of actually building through the draft

Why Do Teams Hold on to Under-performing Talent?

Both of these players will be back. Period. Now, why do I say that with such authority? Because the Pirates simply can not afford to let either of these gentlemen walk for nothing.

Every Team Faces Questions, But the Answers Might Matter More to the Pirates

As I said at the beginning, every team in baseball will face questions just like these, but the Pirates can afford less mistakes than many teams and how they answer these questions and prepare for uncertainty will be key moving forward.

Friday Focus – Second Guessing the Pirates’ Draft History is More Than Just Swapping Picks

Another that’s fairly high on the list, Pirates fans love second guessing this club. They question everything from how players are instructed, the contracts they’re given, trades that were made and even draft picks.

The Sweetest Swing – A Very One-Sided Discussion

I was having a conversation with some folks on Twitter last week about the sweetest swings in baseball history. Names started popping up in the conversation from all angles, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr., Fred McGriff, Tony Gwynn.