First Pitch: What Do You Want To See?

Today’s First Pitch is for you.

Pirates Prospects launched this weekend, and I went over what you can expect on that site over the next year.

Today’s article is about this blog, No Quarter, which launched a year ago.

My goal with this blog was to create a Bucs Dugout style community, free of the influence of SB Nation/Vox. We’ve got a great community of readers, whether you show up in the comment section here, on some other social media site, or just thoughts in my emails.

We’ve focused on the comment section and the discussion posts a lot in year one.

Think of Pittsburgh Baseball Network’s original trio of sites as if Pirates Prospects and Bucs Dugout teamed up. Pirates Prospects focuses on minor league coverage. The MLB blog focuses on community-led analysis.

That was my plan in late-2018 when I submitted the proposal to Vox.

They were more concerned with policing the comment section.

Now, a lot of the best commenters from that site are here.

Some of you are writing articles in the comments that should be published on here with a comment section of your own.

My focus in year two of this site is to increase the amount of analytical and opinion pieces on the team, eventually aiming for at least one a day. I’ll be starting to add writers to the site this week, and if you’re interested in contributing something, email me at

The way I see it, this site is yours.

The entire focus of it is to give you a place to read about and discuss the Pirates, and we’re expanding those reading and discussion opportunities in the next year.

But, I also want to hear from you.

What do you want to see on No Quarter in the next year? What features do you like, and what type of content do you want to see more of?

Leave your thoughts in the comments, or drop me an email.

Daily Links

**Jared Jones Impressing in His First Year in the Pirates’ System

**Prospect Watch: Po-Yu Chen with Another Strong Performance on Monday

**Payroll Implications for the Pirates After the Trade Deadline

**Game Recap: Bryse Wilson Learns About Life With the Pirates


**This Date in Pittsburgh Pirates History: August 2nd, Tim Wakefield and a Big Trade with Angels

**Game Rewind: Pirates vs Atlantic City, August 2, 1900

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