A great look at the Pirates current situation from former beat writer, Travis Sawchik. The Disconnect in Pittsburgh by Travis Sawchik – September 7, 2017 Full disclosure: as you might be aware, I authored a book on the Pirates — Big Data Baseball — which was published in 2015. As a result, it’s possible that I write… Continue reading Sawchik To Fans: “Be Careful What You Wish For” Plus Pitt/PSU Preview
The Guy Next To Me Drooling At the Prospect of Real Footiball Actually Did Ask Me: Let’s start with some trivia. Since it’s rivalry weekend in the ‘Burgh, let’s focus on the big games. When was the last time Cleveland won both of the regular season games against the black and gold? Bonus: From 1946… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…..
There’s nothing like a healthy dose of hyperbole to get the day started. The news broke yesterday that the St. Louis Cardinals had acquired Juan Nicasio from the Phillies for minor leaguer Eliezer Alvarez, the 19th rated prospect in the Cards system. The immediate reaction from the locals was one of outrage and ridicule.… Continue reading Misplaced Outrage As Cardinals Acquire Nicasio
The news wasn’t necessarily unexpected yesterday that Neal Huntington had also been extended by the Pirates for a total of four years. Huntington, like seemingly every member of the Pirates organization, is a polarizing figure. Reasonable arguments could be made that this extension was unwarranted and a change was needed given two consecutive disappoiting… Continue reading Huntington Gets His Day And His Own Four More Years
***BREAKING NEWS*** Pirates extend contracts of Neal Huntington and Clint Hurdle Press Release | The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that the Club has extended the contracts of Executive Vice President, General Manager Neal Huntington and Field Manager Clint Hurdle for four years through the 2021 season. The announcement was made by Pirates President Frank Coonelly. “I am extremely pleased… Continue reading Four More Years For Hurdle As Pirates Trounce Cubs
Enjoy your Labor Day….. — A win is a win is a win but for Pitt to need overtime to beat a depleted Youngstown State team at home is not an ideal way to begin your season. — Penn State on the other hand looked exceptional in blowing out an outgunned Akron team that gladly… Continue reading Monday Morsels
Big matchup next week in Happy Valley. Pitt has work to do. Penn State, not so much. Pitt survives scare, beats Youngstown State in OT TRIBUNE-REVIEW| Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, 4:36 p.m No one savors a victory more than a coach, but Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi knew he ducked a monumental embarrassment Saturday at Heinz Field in a 28-21… Continue reading Welcome Back, College Football!