First Pitch: Day Seventy Two – Willie Stargell

Every Friday during Black History Month, I’ll be highlighting a black player who made an impact with the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you missed last week, I started off with Andrew…

First Pitch: Day Seventy One – Conqueror

I’m a huge fan of Kang the Conqueror, as you may already know. The Marvel supervillain is expected to be the next Thanos-level big bad in the MCU, and I…

First Pitch: Day Sixty Seven – EndlessPursuit

I believe we’re all the same, facing the same challenges in life as we pursue different goals. What that means is that there’s no difference on a large-scale level between…

MLB Lockout: The Floor and Ceiling Farce

Negotiations between the players and owners seem to be going from bad to worse, and with little new information to digest—the league (who is ever so ready to negotiate) is…

First Pitch: Day Sixty Six – Killer Mike

In the middle of season one of the pandemic in 2020, I found myself in a flea market in White Flight, Georgia — located north of Atlanta where the wealthy…

First Pitch: Day Sixty Four – LOST

My favorite show is LOST. I’ve probably watched it all the way through at least six times. I’ve introduced a lot of people to the show. There’s an interesting trend…

First Pitch: Day Sixty One – Lockout

When the MLB owners initiated the current lockout, the belief was that there were two key dates for games to be played on time. February 1st was the expected deadline…

First Pitch: Day Sixty – Afterlove

Wake. Scroll. Buds. Listen. Dead. Charge. Unplug. Walk. Pee. Walk. Collapse. Scroll. Scroll. Scroll. Swipe. Swipe. Adele? Swipe! Scroll. Stand. Clothe. Walk. Open. Stare. Grab. Heat. Wait. Grab. Eat. Clean.…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Nine – Cold

I was planning something on Layne Staley/Alice in Chains today, but this cold front moving through Florida has my migraines going off the last few days. Ironically, weather patterns ties…

Williams: If Not Yet, Then When?

There are a lot of things I haven’t done in life… yet. I haven’t gotten into and remained in shape… yet. I haven’t written that article I need to write…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Eight – The Hall of Fame

On Friday, I’ve been making First Pitch a discussion thread about baseball memories. At this point, that’s the only thing we have about baseball, and it doesn’t seem like that…

A Lump of Cole

At this time last year, Cole Tucker was expected to compete for the starting shortstop role in Pittsburgh. But after struggling at Spring Training, Tucker wasn’t assigned to PNC Park…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Four – Lockout

If you’re looking for a great read on the current status of the MLB lockout, Evan Drellich has an article at The Athletic discussing how MLB owners are testing the…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Three – Afterlife

The worst damage a human can suffer is the damage inflicted by another human. This doesn’t have to be physical damage. It can be emotional damage as well. The things…

First Pitch: Day Fifty Two – John Mayer

I watched a documentary about John Mayer’s career this week. It’s on YouTube and was a really good look at his career if you’d like a deeper appreciation of his…

First Pitch: Day Fifty One – No Hitters

Every Friday, First Pitch is focused on discussion of baseball memories. This week, I have a simple question: Have you ever witnessed a no hitter in person? If so, share…

First Pitch: Day Forty Seven – MLK

“I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never…

First Pitch: Day Forty Six – Happiness

For most of my life, I’ve never really felt happiness. That’s not to say I’ve never been happy. I’ve had moments, days, weeks, months, and years where I’ve consistently felt…

First Pitch: Day Forty Five – Japanese Breakfast

I was reading through the Grammy nominations from last year’s music, and was happy to see Japanese Breakfast represented. What I didn’t understand was the category. Japanese Breakfast, aka Michelle…

First Pitch: Day Forty Three – Hawkeye

Today’s article is about Hawkeye Season One on Disney+. If you haven’t seen Hawkeye, this review does contain SPOILERS. Don’t continue reading if you don’t want the show to be…

First Pitch: Day Forty – Lockout

Forty days. There’s something about the word forty that just feels off. Every single incident to this point that involves the word “four” includes the letter “U.” Not forty. Up…

First Pitch: Day Thirty Nine – Pursuit

“If you can learn project management skills, you’ll have everything you need to get a job.” I don’t know if that was the exact quote from one of my business…
The Last Out

The Odyssey of Happy Oliveros

The following is sourced by a brilliant new independent film, The Last Out, by Michael Gassert and Sami Khan, which I had the pleasure of viewing as part of the…

First Pitch: Day Thirty Six – IL

Most of my attention lately has been focused on Pirates Prospects, which underwent a big change this week. Over here at No Quarter, the focus will be on increasing the…

First Pitch: Day Thirty Three – The Road Ahead

Tomorrow begins a new format for Pirates Prospects. If you missed the announcement last week, Pirates Prospects will now be moving to weekly article drops every Tuesday. The first drop…

First Pitch: Day Thirty Two – Love

You have a love meter. At the start of any relationship, the meter is so low that a fart could deplete it all. After enough time, a fart has the…

First Pitch: Day Thirty – Weekly Baseball Debate

This week’s First Pitch started with a story about John Van Benschoten, and branched into a discussion about developing two-way players. My thought on that subject is that most teams…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Nine – Spider-Man

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Spider-Man: No Way Home. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, skip this article. If you’re looking for links to Pirates coverage, I’ll include…

Which Pirates Relievers Could Improve in 2022?

Last season, the Pirates’ bullpen ranked 23rd in ERA (4.55) and 27th in WAR (1.1). In his review of the bullpen, Wilbur accurately characterized it as needing “a near-complete remaking.” …

First Pitch: Day Twenty Seven – Binge

It’s weird thinking about how much my life has changed just in the span of running this site. When I started the site, I was 25 years old. My normal…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Six – JVB

I’ve had a chance to attend some really cool baseball games live. Cal Ripken tying Lou Gehrig’s consecutive games played streak. The 2013 NL Wild Card Game. The 2014 and…

Are the Pirates OK With Incompetence?

This is a follow-up, or follow-on, to the recent discussions about the Pirates playing sub-replacement players.  It’s great to think that the team could improve substantially through addition by subtraction,…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Five – Life

Today is an off day for me, as I prepare a few articles for the upcoming week, while working on finalizing a project for the new version of Pirates Prospects.…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Four

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from all of us here at Pittsburgh Baseball Network! In case you missed it yesterday, I wrote a column on the current rebuild…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Three

One year ago today, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded Josh Bell, receiving Wil Crowe and Eddy Yean. The move would be the first of three moves in the span of a…

First Pitch: Day Twenty Two

Today I’ll be wrapping up part two of my recent “Giving away wins” series. If you missed the first part, and want to revisit some of the fun times from…

First Pitch: Day Twenty One

Today at No Quarter I’ll have the second part of the negative-WAR feature that I wrote up on Monday. We’ll have winter league updates over at Pirates Prospects, along with…

Lockout: New Salary Structure Proposals Revealed

As we’ve already established here, no new core economic talk between the players and owners will be happening until at least after the New Year. However, that doesn’t mean all…

First Pitch: Day Twenty

The Pirates added some minor league coaches yesterday, which John Dreker reported on over at Pirates Prospects. Pirates Add a Group of Noteworthy Minor League Coaches Player development is huge…

First Pitch: Day Nineteen

There are many ways to be a fan of Major League Baseball. Over the last few years, I’ve come to understand my fanhood. I grew up a “fan” of the…

First Pitch: Day Eighteen

There’s so much reading involved in this job. I don’t just come up with ideas to write about. I don’t just form my opinions off the top of my head.…

First Pitch: Day Seventeen

Two weeks ago I posted my Spotify Wrap with my most-listened to songs and artists, filled with a lot of new-to-me music. This week, my YouTube music wrap was released,…

First Pitch: Day Sixteen

Today, I’ll be running my ZiPS analysis, looking at the projected win total for the 2022 Pittsburgh Pirates. I’d expect this to change drastically by the time the 2022 season…

Pirates Announce 2022 Major League Coaching Staff

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced their 2022 Major League coaching staff on Thursday afternoon. Most of the spots remained the same, while the few changes were already announced weeks ago. The…

A Quick Lockout Update

It seems we won’t be getting any major movement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, at least until after the New Year. Not that we should really treat that as…

First Pitch: Day Fifteen

Today at 3:00, I’ll be seeing the new Spider-Man movie. It’s been nearly impossible to avoid spoilers for this movie, while also not even being sure if what you read…

Gregory Polanco to Play in Japan

Former Pirate OF Gregory Polanco will get a cup of coffee in Japan, according to a report: Gregory Polanco is very close to reaching an agreement in the Japanese Baseball…

First Pitch: Day Fourteen

How many days do you think the lockout will continue? For reference, here are some key dates, along with how they correspond to the lockout length: January 1st: 31 days…

First Pitch: Day Thirteen

Eno Sarris has a great look at the money involved in the current MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement dispute over at The Athletic. The article is a great breakdown of all…

Williams: Out of the Rebuild

I haven’t played Out of the Park Baseball since that brief time period when I ran simulations during the delayed 2020 season. I don’t think I’ve run an OOTP season…

First Pitch: Day Twelve

I’ve been in mad scientist mode since before the lockout. One of the disadvantages in this life is that we only get one shot to see how things will go.…

First Pitch: Day Eleven

The big news yesterday was that Kyle Keller signed a deal to play in Japan in 2022. We could joke about the second Keller no longer being an option for…

First Pitch: Day Ten

I listen to a lot of music. It’s been that way my whole life. In middle school, I used to hang out at a local radio station, where my dad…

xERA Agrees: The Pirates Rotation Needs Work

Following the season, Wilbur took a good look at the Pirates’ starting rotation options for 2022, and summarized things succinctly: “The bottom line is, the Pirates need to seriously pare…

First Pitch: Day Nine

Ever since reading through Ethan Hullihen’s recent series on the MLB lockout, I’ve been thinking about one thing: What do the owners need? Baseball as we know it has become…

How Do the Players Achieve Their Goals?

This is the third of a three-part series in which the lockout is examined from all angles: how both sides got to this point, what the players hope to accomplish,…

First Pitch: Day Eight

I have to force myself to not work. As I wrote last night, Wednesday has been my official day off for at least a few months now. I do the…

Nutting Sells Ski Resorts

Pirates owner Bob Nutting announced today that he and his family reached an agreement to sell their three ski resorts to Vail Resorts for $125 million — or roughly half…

What Exactly Do the Players Want?

This is the second of a three-part series in which the lockout is examined from all angles: how both sides got to this point, what the players hope to accomplish,…

First Pitch: Day Seven

I don’t know if I’ve ever really revealed this, but Wednesday is my day off. I can’t tell you how long this has been in place. I can tell you…

What Led to the Lockout – An Introduction

This is the first of a three-part series in which the lockout is examined from all angles: how both sides got to this point, what the players hope to accomplish,…

First Pitch: Day Six

The players need the holy trinity. By that, I mean a salary cap, salary floor, and total revenue sharing to ensure every team can spend to the cap. The current…

First Pitch: Day Five

This is a perfect time to assess the Pirates rebuild. The MLB lockout prevents any transactions, and prevents teams from talking with players. The Pirates went into the lockout by…

First Pitch: Day Four

I can’t help but think that the Pirates are in a strong position to spend if MLB’s next Collective Bargaining Agreement includes an incentive to increase payroll. By Ethan Hullihen’s…

First Pitch: Day Three

The MLB lockout is probably going to be very monotonous, and writing about it and discussing it daily will feel just as tedious. I’m keeping all of my lockout thoughts…

First Pitch: Day Two

This didn’t need to happen. MLB wasn’t forced to implement a lockout immediately after the Collective Bargaining Agreement expired. They weren’t forced to scrub MLB.com of player images and stories…

No Rule 5 Draft?

According to Baseball America, the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft has been “canceled.”  The minor league phase will take place as usual. This makes sense, because players…

DOWN Goes Baseball

The long-expected lockout has arrived.  No more Hot Stove League, unless you like to gather ’round to discuss labor law. There’s plenty that happens in the normal off-season that won’t…

First Pitch: Day One

It’s midnight, December 2nd. MLB’s Collective Bargaining Agreement has expired. Well, it’s not really midnight. For me, it’s 12:18 PM on December 1st. You might be reading this article at…

Williams: A Tale of Three Catchers

It’s difficult to judge any move in baseball individually. Case in point, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded their starting catcher, Jacob Stallings, in a surprise move yesterday. The move landed starting…

Pirates Release Cody Ponce

According to their transactions page, the Pirates have released RHP Cody Ponce.  There’ve been indications that he might head to Japan, which would explain why he wasn’t designated for assignment,…

Pirates Have Deal with Marlins for Jacob Stallings

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates are nearing a deal that will send Gold Glove catcher Jacob Stallings to the Miami Marlins. Stay tuned… Marlins close to acquiring catcher…

Pirates Avoid Arbitration with Ben Gamel

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with outfielder Ben Gamel, who will get $1.8M in 2022, with a chance to earn another $200,000 if he reaches incentives.…

Pirates Sign Two to Minor League Deals

According to the transaction page on the Pirates MLB site, they have signed pitcher Jared Eickhoff and catcher Jamie Ritchie to minor league deals. The 31-year-old Eickhoff has plenty of…

Jacob Stallings is Being Pursued by Multiple Teams

According to Jon Heyman, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Jacob Stallings in a popular trade target this winter, with multiple teams coming after him right now. The Gold Glove catcher turns 32…

First Pitch: This Will Be a Big Week in MLB

This week will bring some changes to the Pittsburgh Pirates roster, and will likely end with a full blown MLB lockout — unrelated to what the Pirates decide to do…

First Pitch: Can the Pirates Contend in 2022?

I’ve been recapping the 2021 Pittsburgh Pirates season over the last month, and the common theme expressed is that the Pirates have very little chance of contending in 2022. The…

Thoughts on the Pirates’ Free Agent Signings

I started off writing a comment on Tim’s article this morning, but got carried away, so now here’s a whole article. Anyway, I think the signings of Yoshi Tsutsugo and…

Williams: Pirates Pitching Youth Movement

Last week I wrote about the youth movement the Pittsburgh Pirates have taking place on the position player side. The same thing is happening on the pitching side. The Pirates…

Examining the Potential Triple-A Reserve List

In an offseason as slow as Major League Baseball’s, there’s nothing like a transaction deadline. Friday was the most recent, as it was the date to file reserve lists with…

First Pitch: Getting Better at Baseball

Several reporters are in Bradenton this week, covering the Pirates’ minor league camp that’s titled “Get Better at Baseball.” I kind of thought that title might be a bit of…

Williams: Pirates Position Player Youth Movement

I’m not sure that it really matters in the long-term what the Pittsburgh Pirates do this offseason. Looking over this team, they’re filled with players who probably won’t be here…

First Pitch: Social Media Changes

Yesterday I made some changes to the site’s Twitter accounts. If you want to follow Pittsburgh Baseball Network, the account is still at @PGHBaseballNet. Pirates Prospects has a new account…

Jose Soriano Returns to Angels

The Los Angeles Angels announced on Sunday afternoon that they have received Jose Soriano back from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was the top pick in the Rule 5 draft last…

The Bryan Reynolds Trade Rumors Have Begun

We’ve already heard this offseason that the Pirates and Mariners had discussed outfielder Bryan Reynolds in a trade discussion. Today, Jon Morosi reports that Reynolds is drawing “significant interest” on…

Pirates Re-Sign Nathan Kirby

According to JJ Cooper from Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed left-handed pitcher Nathan Kirby to a minor league contract. Kirby was on the minor league free agent list,…

The Pirates’ Roster Restructuring Scorecard

The Pirates took some steps toward what we all hope will be a significant restructuring of their roster.  It’s time for them to shift their focus from temp agency fill-ins…

First Pitch: Jacob Stallings Has Information

The catcher sees everything on the field. The hitter is focused on the pitcher. The pitcher is focused on the hitter. Every other position on the field is watching the…

Jacob Stallings Wins Gold Glove Award

The Pittsburgh Pirates had three Gold Glove finalists ahead of the announcements for the awards on Sunday night. They ended up with one winner, as Jacob Stallings took home the…

First Pitch: MLB Free Agency Begins Today

MLB free agency begins later today at 5 PM EST. I don’t expect a mad rush by the Pirates to sign players. I wouldn’t expect that for many teams, considering…

First Pitch: Low-Risk Offseason Additions

The Pirates have already been active this offseason, adding two players via waivers this week. Those two players are right-handed pitcher Eric Hanhold and outfielder Greg Allen. Neither player is…

Pirates Claim Outfielder Greg Allen Off of Waivers

According to Robert Murray, the Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed outfielder Greg Allen off of waivers from the New York Yankees. Source: The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed outfielder Greg Allen off…

Pirates Claim Pitcher Eric Hanhold

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed 28-year-old right-handed pitcher Eric Hanhold off of waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. He has pitched parts of two seasons in the majors, debuting with the…

First Pitch: I Am Kang and Kang is Me

“I know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail nonetheless. It’s frightening. Turns the legs to jelly. I ask you, to what…

Pirates Have Three Gold Glove Finalists

Major League Baseball announced the finalists for the Gold Glove awards on Thursday afternoon and the Pittsburgh Pirates have three players who could win at their respective position. Jacob Stallings…

Grading Ben Cherington’s Trades

Yeah, it’s very early, especially since most of the guys the Pirates acquired are prospects, many of them low-level prospects.  But, what the heck, the regular season’s over and I…

First Pitch: Major League Baseball is…

Previously on First Pitch… First Pitch: Major League Baseball is Broken First Pitch: Major League Baseball is Thriving What is Major League Baseball? Is it a business, to be evaluated…

First Pitch: Major League Baseball is Broken

I’m of the belief that Major League Baseball provides a significant advantage to large market teams. There is a massive advantage in being able to spend more than your opponents.…

Pirates Reportedly Let Go of Joey Cora

Buster Olney from ESPN is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have let go of third base coach Joey Cora. In 2016, Cora was named as the manager of the Altoona…

Game Recap: Pirates Rally to Beat Cubs

The Pirates and Cubs traded big innings, but the Pirates had a slightly bigger one and ended up on the long end with an 8-6 win.  Colin Moran and Bryan…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 27, 2021

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Game Recap: Pirates Sleep Through Shutout Loss

Against converted reliever Ranger Suarez, the Pirates had one of their worst offensive showings of the year, which is an extremely high bar.  They sent up only one batter over…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 25, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: September 23, 2021

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Game Recap: Bullpen Blows Chance at Sweep

On their 15th try at a series sweep, the Pirates got within one strike of succeeding.  But they wasted a dramatic, ninth-inning home run from Hoy Park, then blew a…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 19, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: September 18, 2021

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First Pitch: Paprika

I’ve written a few more personal themed First Pitch articles this week, tying them into baseball development. Yesterday, I wrote about how I shut everything in my life down in…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 17, 2021

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Game Recap: Pirates Get Sweep (No, Not Really)

The Pirates went with a bullpen game in the finale of their series with Cincinnati and, surprisingly, their struggling bullpen turned in an outstanding effort.  Unfortunately, their attempt to reproduce…

First Pitch: Posturing

I was reading a lot about Roberto Clemente yesterday, and something stuck out like a sharp pain that perpetually sits in the middle of your back, located between the scapula…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 16, 2021

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First Pitch: Remembering a Real Life Superhero

“With great power comes great responsibility.” It’s a phrase by a French philosopher, more commonly known as the guiding words for a young superhero. The phrase is designed to speak…

First Pitch: Just Like That, Baby

I have a theory. We are all the same. Every human is built a blank slate, with two meters to determine how they will navigate life: Logic and Emotion. It…

Pirates Claim Pitcher Enyel De Los Santos from Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed right-handed pitcher Enyel De Los Santos from the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday afternoon. The 25-year-old was designated for assignment yesterday. De Los Santos has pitched parts…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 12, 2021

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Baseball America’s Best Minor League Tools

Baseball America released their list of the best minor league tools in numerous categories, which are voted on by the minor league managers who have seen those players this season.…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 9, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: September 8, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: September 7, 2021

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An Early Look at an Estimated 2022 Payroll

A popular discussion topic among fans has been what kind of payroll space the Pittsburgh Pirates have going into 2022 and what that could mean for roster construction. While some…

Game Recap: Pirates Lose Again to Faux Cubs

The Pirates got a rough start from Steven Brault, then came back from a 5-0 deficit thanks to Anthony Alford’s first career two-homer game.  In the end, though, baseball’s worst…

Daily Pirates Discussion: September 3, 2021

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First Pitch: Still Believing in Mitch Keller

Two starts ago, I wrote that I Believe in Mitch Keller. That was after five shutout innings, where Keller struck out six and walked one. It wasn’t Keller’s best start…

Game Recap: Pirates Drop 6-3 Game to White Sox

The Pirates again gave the World-Series-contending White Sox something resembling a challenge, but again came up short in a 6-3 loss.  Max Kranick pitched pretty well if you don’t count…

Game Recap: Tsutsugo Walks Off Cards

The Pirates better find a way to bring Yoshi Tsutsugo back next year. The Bucs seemed headed toward another of their dreary, offense-free losses in the finale of their four…

Game Recap: Pirates Embarrassed Again, 13-0

The Pirates had one of those losses that serve as a reminder that they’re just not fielding a major league team.  Adam Wainwright made them look bad, as usual, throwing…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 27, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: August 26, 2021

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Pirates Rank Fourth Among All Farm Systems

Last week Baseball America updated their farm system rankings and they had the Pittsburgh Pirates ranked fourth overall. That was a large jump for BA, who had the Pirates 22nd…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 24, 2021

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Game Recap: Clash of the Titans

The spent force met the dilapidated object tonight as the Pirates hosted the Diamondbacks.  Both teams did their best, but in the end Arizona’s three straight eighth-inning walks beat the…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 21, 2021

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First Pitch: Believing in Mitch Keller

I’m going to always believe that Mitch Keller has figured it out after a start like last night. I can’t tell if “believe” or “hope” is the right word to…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 18, 2021

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First Pitch: The Yoshi Tsutsugo Experiment

I don’t think Yoshi Tsutsugo has really been given a good chance in Major League Baseball. I typed that up before his first start with the Pittsburgh Pirates, knowing that…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 17, 2021

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Pirates Designate Ka’ai Tom for Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Monday afternoon that outfielder Ka’ai Tom has been activated from the 10-day injured list and he has been designated for assignment. He was doing rehab…

Pirates are Reportedly Signing Yoshi Tsutsugo

According to Jon Heyman, the Pirates are signing Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, a 29-year-old 1B/DH/LF who has played with the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays over the last two seasons.…

First Pitch: Henry Davis Trip-Trip-Triple

Henry Davis was a few steps away from getting an inside-the-park home run in his first at-bat in High-A. #Pirates first overall pick Henry Davis hits a triple off the…

Game Recap: Eight and Counting

The Pirates continued to bumble through August, losing their eighth straight game, this one 7-6 to St. Louis.  They’ve lost 18 of their last 23, and 10 of 11 this…

Henry Davis Promoted to Greensboro

According to the MiLB transactions page, Pittsburgh Pirates first overall pick Henry Davis has been promoted to the Greensboro Grasshoppers. Davis played just two games in the Florida Gulf Coast…

Daily Pirates Discussion: August 12, 2021

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Daily Pirates Discussion: August 11, 2021

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