Archive for March, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates: 2012 Season Preview

  Last year, the city of Pittsburgh got a glimpse of what meaningful baseball feels like in the second half of the season, for the first time in nearly two decades. The Pirates finished the first half of the season, with their eyes set on the NL Central title. All the players were never in […]

Pirates Struggle to Find Offense in Loss To Phillies

Just last week the Pittsburgh Pirates offense looked like they were in mid-season form. That was not the case in yesterday’s 4-1 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Pirates were able to squeak out two hits in nine innings, including going 12 up and 12 down against Phillies starter, Vance Worley. The lone bright spot […]

Washington Nationals Inquired About Pirates’ Starling Marte

Starling Marte’s upside is extremely high and, of course, the Pittsburgh Pirates weren’t interested when the Washington Nationals inquired about the outfielder, according to Jim Bowden of ESPN. Nationals have previously inquired about the availability of Pirates CF Starling Marte….were told he’s not available….can’t blame them — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) March 10, 2012

Pirates Fall to Phillies on Walk-Off Home Run

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Michael Dubee was going to be a long shot to make the roster, but the outcome today did not help his slim hopes. Dubee came on to pitch the tenth inning, which was most likely going to be the last inning no matter what. Luis Montanez was the first batter scheduled to […]

Alvarez, Jones, Marte Homer in Pirates loss to Jays

For the third time this spring the Pittsburgh Pirates felt defeat to the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays. The real story was how the key pieces of the future progressed. Even in an 8-6 loss, it still felt like a win. One of the bigger stories for the 2012 campaign was how highly-touted third […]

Pirates Outslug Bronx Bombers

I understand that it is only spring training, but the last two games for the Pirates have shown some promise for the upcoming year. Fresh off their 10-3 victory the night before, the Pirates continued their offensive surge against the Yankees today in Bradenton with a 7-4 victory. Jose Tabata, Clint Barmes, Neil Walker, and […]

Offensive Explosion Lifts Pirates Over Orioles

  Like most teams, The Pittsburgh Pirates looked rusty in their first two spring training games.  It takes some time for players to find their rhythm and get acquainted with live action.  It looks like the Pirates shook off the rust last night with their 10-3 onslaught of the Baltimore Orioles. In the first two […]

Pirates, Andrew McCutchen agree to six year deal

Pirates, Andrew McCutchen agree to six year deal | Raise the Jolly Roger.