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Early Season Trouble for the Pirates a Result of Lack of Adjustments

  By Ian Catherine In the wild those who fail to adjust and adapt don’t survive. The same goes in the world of sports. We all know that the Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of hitters that are struggling to begin the 2012 season. The free agent additions have struggled to adapt to their new roles […]

Will Daniel Cabrera be able to turn it around this spring?

Remember Daniel Cabrera? The tall, up and coming right hander who spend the majority of his time with the Baltimore Orioles? He’s going to get a chance with Pittsburgh this based on his performance in Spring Training. Cabrera, now 30 years old, spent five full seasons as an Oriole from 2004-2008. His stats for those seasons indicate […]

Writing About the Pirates

So, you’re pretty handy with a keyboard, are you? Love sports? Think Ray of Everybody Loves Raymond has the best job in the world? Well, sports writing is likely just the job for you. But how do you go about documenting the story of a team like the Pirates? Well, first of all, you’ll need […]

Pepsi MAX Announces Fan-Selected All-Time Team Roster

Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams program have received the votes for the final roster. The team was selected from 36 of the greatest living legends in baseball history, representing more than 20 Hall of Famers, 325 All-Star Game Selections, 32 World Series Championships, 20 League MVPs, 15 Cy Young Awards and 119 Gold Gloves.   Also, […]

Outfielders Diaz and Bowker Sent Elsewhere Before September 1; Give Credit to Neal Huntington

Before September 1st, the Pirates made some last minute moves, which were pretty reasonable on their side. Right handed hitting Matt Diaz returned to the Atlanta Braves to provide some bench depth for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Another outfielder, the 28 year old John Bowker, was sent to the Philadelphia […]

Your 1971 Pittsburgh Pirates “The Team That Changed Baseball”

Today is the 40th anniversary of the time the 1971 world champion Pirates fielded baseball’s first-ever all-minority lineup featuring nine men who couldn’t have played in the majors before Jackie Robinson.   After looking over that lineup and team, the article notes some other events celebrating their anniversaries today, some of which deal with the […]

Pirates Add Veteran Pitcher

After Pittsburgh traded Tim Wood a couple of days ago, they signed a new reliever in to the organization with Aaron Heilman. The former first rounder had solid seasons throughout his career, appearing in at least 70 games from 2006 to 2010. His stats this year has not matched up to the expectations, though. After Heilman […]

Extended Details on Jose Tabata’s 6-Year Extention

  Jose Tabata and the Pittsburgh Pirates signed a 6-year contract extension on Friday. Tabata’s salary increases to $500,000 this season, along with a $1 million signing bonus in 2011. Tabata will make $750,000 in 2012, $1 million in 2013, $3 million in 2014, $4 million in 2015 and $4.5 million in 2016,” per ESPN.com. The […]