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Washington Times 16 hours ago

Cervelli leads balanced attack in Pirates' 12-2 win

MIAMI (AP) - Francisco Cervelli drove in three runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored eight times in the second inning in a 12-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Jordy Mercer homered and had two RBIs, Josh Harrison had three hits and knocked in two, and Andrew McCutchen ...
Pirates Breakdown Apr 28, 2017

Andrew McCutchen: Early Hitting Shows Promising Peripherals

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen spent the 2016 season enduring talk that he was washed up and over the hill. He spent the off season hearing almost daily rumors that he was on the trade block.  He handled it remarkably well and even made what was for him a bold statement saying that 2017 would be […] The post Andrew McCutchen: Early Hitting Shows Promising Peripherals appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Apr 28, 2017

Andrew McCutchen Is On His Way Back

Andrew McCutchen is on his way back to being, as Clint Hurdle once called him, the ‘baddest dude in the league’ At the start of the 2016 season, Andrew McCutchen was viewed as one of the best players in Major League Baseball. He was every bit of a superstar, and, in many ways, was viewed […] Andrew McCutchen Is On His Way Back - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Apr 25, 2017

Tuesdays With Taylor – It Was All A Dream

The 2016 season was supposed to be the beginning of an evolution for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 was to be the time when a trio of outfielders armed with the MVP pedigree of Andrew McCutchen, the five-tool talent of Starling Marte and the untapped potential of Gregory Polanco were expected to begin their collective climb […] The post Tuesdays With Taylor – It Was All A Dream appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
MLB Daily Dish Apr 24, 2017
Pirates trade rumors: Pittsburgh looking for outfield help

Pirates trade rumors: Pittsburgh looking for outfield help

Following the suspension of Starling Marte, the Pirates have been sniffing around the outfield market. Speaking with reporters over the weekend, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington admitted the team is looking for outfield help outside the organization following the 80-game suspension of centerfielder Starling Marte. Since Marte’s ban was announced last week, the Pirates have shifted Andrew McCutchen back to his natural centerfield spot. Gregory Polanco has remained in left, but the Buccos have mixed and matched in right field with a combination of John Jaso, Jose Osuna, and Adam...
MLB Trade Rumors Apr 23, 2017

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pirates, Jays, J. Hamilton, Astros, Tribe

This week in baseball blogs: Jays From the Couch interviews Blue Jays president Mark Shapiro and Pirates general manager Neal Huntington. The Point of Pittsburgh doesn’t expect Pirates outfielder Starling Marte’s 80-game suspension to affect the futures of Andrew McCutchen or Austin Meadows. Off The Bench Baseball ponders Marte’s future (or lack thereof) in Pittsburgh.…
Outside Pitch Apr 23, 2017

Money played major role in Washington Nationals choosing Adam Eaton over Andrew McCutchen

One of the big storylines for the Washington Nationals heading into the most recent offseason was what they would do to fill the center field position. They eventually settled on a blockbuster trade with the Chicago White Sox for outfielder Adam Eaton. Before this happened, there was a lot of talk about a similar deal […] The post Money played major role in Washington Nationals choosing Adam Eaton over Andrew McCutchen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
MLB Trade Rumors Apr 22, 2017

Quick Hits: Cutch, Nats, Pirates, Crisp, Dodgers, Soler, Rangers

Financial reasons played a key role in the Nationals’ offseason decision to trade for then-White Sox center fielder Adam Eaton instead of the Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, reports FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal (video link). With his $4MM salary this year, Eaton is much cheaper than McCutchen ($14MM), and acquiring the latter would have forced the Nationals…
Beaver County Times Apr 20, 2017
Pirates Perspective: Andrew McCutchen, for all that he was put through in the off-season, should have stayed in center field

Pirates Perspective: Andrew McCutchen, for all that he was put through in the off-season, should have stayed in center field

Andrew McCutchen deserves a lot of credit for coming back into the clubhouse and doing and saying the right things. Asking him to move positions on top certainly has not made it any easier.
Viva El Birdos Apr 20, 2017
Starling Marte, nandrolone, and a few thoughts on PED suspensions

Starling Marte, nandrolone, and a few thoughts on PED suspensions

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be without their All-Star outfielder for 80 games. According to Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS, Starling Marte projected (3.8 zWAR) to be the second most valuable member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2017 — behind only Andrew McCutchen (4.1 zWAR). Thirteen games into the season, due to below average offensive numbers (through only 59 plate appearances, I know), Marte had put up exactly 0.0 fWAR. Thus, if Marte, 28, plans on reaching his projection this season, he will have to go on an absolute tear upon returning from his lengthy suspension. On Tuesday, the league...
Pirates Breakdown Apr 19, 2017

External Options To Fill the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Outfield Void

With the Starling Marte suspension, the Pittsburgh Pirates are handicapped in the outfield. There are internal choices, but these external options could also fit. The first game of 2016 without Starling Marte on the Pittsburgh Pirates’ active roster provided a look at the future without the two-time Gold Glover. Andrew McCutchen returned to his natural position […] The post External Options To Fill the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Outfield Void appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

Sean Gentille: Leave Andrew McCutchen in center field for good

Starling Marte’s suspension killed the Pirates’ season. We established that; the 2017 roster was always going to be a house of cards, but on Tuesday morning, the house was at least standing.

Game 15: Band of brothers? Not quite.

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner ST. LOUIS — There was no finger-pointing in the Pirates’ clubhouse on Tuesday after the news broke that Starling Marte was suspended 80 games for using steroids. The harshest (if you can call it that) comment came from Andrew McCutchen, who noted: “When you make a mistake, you’ve got …
Pirates Breakdown Apr 18, 2017

COLUMN: Andrew McCutchen, The Once and Future Pittsburgh Pirates Centerfielder

In the Third Inning of Tonight’s Game, Andrew McCutchen Made a Nice Catch Thrust back into action in centerfield thanks to Starling Marte‘s 80-game suspension, Andrew McCutchen – the once and, now, future center fielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates – made a nice catch in the third inning of tonight’s game vs. the Cardinals. Cardinals […] The post COLUMN: Andrew McCutchen, The Once and Future Pittsburgh Pirates Centerfielder appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
NorthJersey.com Apr 18, 2017
As Starling Marte exits after PED bust, Pirates, McCutchen aim to salvage '17

As Starling Marte exits after PED bust, Pirates, McCutchen aim to salvage '17

Andrew McCutchen is back in center after Starling Marte's 80-game ban for steroid use.        

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