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Pirates Breakdown 10 hours ago

What awaits Jordan Luplow and Steven Brault in 2018?

Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates honored outfielder Jordan Luplow and pitcher Steven Brault as their top minor leaguers of 2017. What is next for these two in 2018? For teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates in the lower tier of MLB’s payroll rankings, minor league development is crucial. Naturally, their annual winners of the Minor League Player […] The post What awaits Jordan Luplow and Steven Brault in 2018? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 12 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Spoilers Aren’t Always Bad

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. A series victory is always nice Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1, securing a series win. The Pirates don’t have much to play for right now outside of pride and […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Spoilers Aren’t Always Bad appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Kent Tekulve says goodbye again

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Pirates Breakdown Sep 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Fans – Play Catch for Cancer Tomorrow at PNC

Pittsburgh Pirates players team up with Allegheny Health Network to stage a record-breaking game of catch to raise awareness for prostate cancer. What would you do for the chance to play catch with Francisco Cervelli or Jameson Taillon? Turns out, it doesn’t require much – just a few minutes of your time – and it […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Fans – Play Catch for Cancer Tomorrow at PNC appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates have something to gain in season’s final games

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a record of 69-84.  They have nine games left in what has been a miserable 2017.  Overall morale among fans is as low as it has been since the Pirates ended their 20-year losing drought.  It’s time to shut it down completely.  It is time for a micro-tank. Before Wednesday’s walk-off […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates have something to gain in season’s final games appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 22, 2017

How MLB’s home run spike has affected Pittsburgh Pirates pitching

On Tuesday, Alex Gordon hit the 5,694th home run of this season by all combined MLB hitters. The long ball broke the single-season league record set in 2003 and the statistic continues to grow in home-run-happy 2017. Here’s how Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers have fared in this launching pad of a season. Hitting home runs has […] The post How MLB’s home run spike has affected Pittsburgh Pirates pitching appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 22, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: The final homestand of 2017

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates will kick off their final home stand, a five game slate, tonight. Here now are the three things fans want to see the most from the team over the home stand: […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: The final homestand of 2017 appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 20, 2017

Research Room: More home runs not the sole answer for Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have hit the second fewest home runs in the MLB this season. Many have cited this as a major factor for the club’s anemic offense this season. The point certainly seems valid. The Pittsburgh Pirates register just one player in the top 50 for home runs with Andrew McCutchen sitting at 48th, […] The post Research Room: More home runs not the sole answer for Pirates appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Another look at Glasnow as a RP

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Yesterday was “Talk like a Pirate day,” but it was another “Play like the Pittsburgh Pirates Day” for the PBC. In losing 1-0 to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates have now lost 12 of […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Another look at Glasnow as a RP appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Sep 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Lose – Again – Now 1-12 in Their Last 13 Games

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 1-12 in their last 13 games Being a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates sucks right now. There may not be a team in baseball playing worse than the Pirates currently are and this comes as the Bucs are finishing off a miserable 2017 campaign by limping to the finish line. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Lose – Again – Now 1-12 in Their Last 13 Games - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Sep 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Francisco Cervelli Done For The Year

News: The Pittsburgh Pirates announced that catcher Francisco Cervelli will not play again in the 2017 season due to a quadriceps injury. The Pittsburgh Pirates extended catcher Francisco Cervelli to a three-year contract extension in May of 2016.  So far the move has not worked out for them.  First and foremost, he has taken a step […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Francisco Cervelli Done For The Year - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Sep 19, 2017

Jameson Taillon has been Victimized by BABIP

The past two months have been very inconsistent from Pirate starting pitcher Jameson Taillon and a high batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is a big reason why League average for batting average on balls in play (BABIP) is .300. Whenever a pitcher has a BIBP significantly lower than .300 it indicates they are […] Jameson Taillon has been Victimized by BABIP - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Sep 19, 2017

The curious case of Drew Hutchison has come to an end

After clearing waivers and being outrighted from the 40 man roster, Hutchison is set to become a minor league free agent at season’s end before pitching even a dozen innings for the Pittsburgh Pirates. All general managers in baseball make good trades and bad trades, and this is news to no one. Sometimes a deal […] The post The curious case of Drew Hutchison has come to an end appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Infuriating complacency

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been a bad base-running team for years now, despite repeated platitudes from manager Clint Hurdle. You’ve heard them all before, but here’s one from last night: Hurdle: Diaz, Polanco outs […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Infuriating complacency appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Sep 19, 2017

Can Kevin Newman be the Pirate Shortstop in 2018?

Will the Pittsburgh Pirates have a new shortstop for the 2018 season? After making his Major League debut in 2012, Jordy Mercer has been a regular on the Pirate 25-man roster since 2013. Dating back to the 2014 season, Mercer has been the team’s everyday shortstop. However, a change could be on the horizon. There […] Can Kevin Newman be the Pirate Shortstop in 2018? - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Sep 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Lose to the Brewers and Continue to Slide

The Pittsburgh Pirates are now just 1-11 in their last 12 games The old saying goes ‘when it rains, it pours.’ Right now, it is a monsoon for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After losing to the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 3-0 on Monday night, the Pirates have lost 10 of their last 11 games. […] Pittsburgh Pirates Lose to the Brewers and Continue to Slide - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Sep 18, 2017

Josh Bell for Rookie of the Year is not so far-fetched

Pittsburgh Pirates rookie Josh Bell deserves more recognition for his stellar 2017 campaign. To say that Josh Bell has emerged as an impact player in his first full year in the major leagues would be a slight understatement. Though the 2017 season has been a big disappointment for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Bell along with a […] The post Josh Bell for Rookie of the Year is not so far-fetched appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 18, 2017

Adam Frazier serves as a late bright spot for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Despite the rapid downhill plummet of the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two months, several players have stood out over the dismal stretch. After an inconsistent first half, Adam Frazier has put together an impressive post-All-Star break resume. Since July 27, the Pittsburgh Pirates are 19-35 and no longer eligible for the 2017 MLB Postseason. […] The post Adam Frazier serves as a late bright spot for the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Sep 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Cannonballs coming

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. As the Pittsburgh Pirates drudge through the final month of the 2017 regular season, Pirates Breakdown keeps things lively with the latest episode of CANNONBALLS. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a very polarizing club. Some […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Cannonballs coming appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Sep 18, 2017

Recapping the 2017 Bristol Pirates

Taking a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates Appalachian League affiliate, the Bristol Pirates, and how they did this season. Bristol had a rocky season. They went 17-49, finishing last in the West division.  The mark was the worst in the league as well. Hitters Left fielder Edison Lantigua was Bristol’s best hitter for average at […] Recapping the 2017 Bristol Pirates - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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