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The MVP candidacy of Matt Carpenter

Although he has received some votes in the past, 2016 may be the year where Matt Carpenter merits serious consideration for National League Most Valuable Player. In 2013, following his first season as a full-time starter, Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter finished 4th in MVP voting. But even after finishing so prominently in the balloting, he was never a serious candidate for winning it: he received zero first place votes and received only six second place votes during an election in which Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen ran away with the award. In 2014, following a position...
Beaver County Times Jun 29, 2016
Mueller: McCutchen must be the loudest solution to Pirates' problems

Mueller: McCutchen must be the loudest solution to Pirates' problems

What matters to the Pirates is who or what can get them out of the rut they’re in, and back to where many expected them to be, which is in a battle for a playoff spot. The guy most qualified…
Beaver County Times Jun 27, 2016
Andrew McCutchen rebounds from early exit in Sunday's game to gather two hits versus Dodgers on Monday

Andrew McCutchen rebounds from early exit in Sunday's game to gather two hits versus Dodgers on Monday

A day after being ejected for the first time in his career for arguing a third strike call, Andrew McCutchen rebounded with a two-hit day. His teammates, though, only accumulated three other hits in a 5-4 Pirates loss to the…

Pirates notebook: Front office will contact MLB about McCutchen ejection

As they frequently do, the Pirates will send video of Andrew McCutchen’s strikeout looking Sunday night, and subsequent ejection, to Major League Baseball with some thoughts on the matter, manager Clint Hurdle said Monday.
Beaver County Times Jun 25, 2016
McCutchen takes out his frustrations on Dodgers rookie Maeda

McCutchen takes out his frustrations on Dodgers rookie Maeda

After going just 9-for-49 (.184) with 16 strikeouts in his previous 13 games, Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of home runs Saturday night in a 6-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.
Beaver County Times Jun 25, 2016

Insider: McCutchen hits two home runs as Pirates beat Dodgers 6-1

Andrew McCutchen homered twice, Jeff Locke took a perfect game into the sixth inning, and the Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-1 Saturday night at PNC Park for their back-to-back wins since June 7 when they swept a doubleheader…
Orange County Register Jun 25, 2016
Final: Andrew McCutchen homers twice as Pirates beat Dodgers again, 6-1

Final: Andrew McCutchen homers twice as Pirates beat Dodgers again, 6-1

PITTSBURGH – Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs and drove in four runs for the Pittsburgh Pirates as they handed the Dodgers a second consecutive defeat, 6-1, Saturday night at PNC Park. When the Dodgers came to town, they had won a season-high six...

Inaction is death and in related news Jeff Locke is starting against Madison Bumgarner tonight

One of the smartest and most cuttingly accurate things I’ve read about the Pirates’ recent struggles is this passage from Bucs Dugout after last night’s inevitable thrashing at the hands of the Cubs: The Pirates are still the team of Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte and Jung Ho Kang and Gregory Polanco and Mark Melancon. […]
Beaver County Times Jun 13, 2016
Pirates Spotlight: McCutchen's struggles prove baffling

Pirates Spotlight: McCutchen's struggles prove baffling

Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has a .241 batting average and .729 OPS through 60 games this season, well below his career marks of .294 and .875
Pirates notebook: As McCutchen's struggles continue, count leverage a possible factor

Pirates notebook: As McCutchen's struggles continue, count leverage a possible factor

During both hitting streaks and slumps throughout his career, Andrew McCutchen has remained staunchly even-keeled. As the five-time All-Star and former MVP’s struggles continue into mid-June, he remained so.
Beaver County Times Jun 5, 2016
Pirates Stat Corner: Locke's first shutout was rather unique

Pirates Stat Corner: Locke's first shutout was rather unique

Jeff Locke's performance in his first career shutout wasn't overpowering, Andrew McCutchen is in an exclusive club of one and looking back at the very merry of month of May.

VIDEO: Escobar doubles home Chacin in the third

Yunel Escobar doubled home Jhoulys Chacin to knot the Pirates at two in the third inning. The Angels did not stay tied for long as a bases-loaded walk of Andrew McCutchen scored Josh Harrison. Chacin led off the inning with a sinlge, the second by...

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