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The Buzz on Baseball: Pirates Trade David Price The Pirates record currently sits at 35-37, 8 games out of first place and 3.5 games out of a Wild Card spot. So while the 2014 season has been a disappointing one for the Pirates, as I wrote a few weeks ago they are still in the […]

The Pirates have played disappointing baseball as a whole so far in 2014. The rotation has been subpar, and there have been several black holes in the lineup. Currently the Pirates are 26-30, 7.5 games out of 1st place and 3.0 games (and 8 teams) behind the Wild Card leader. Despite the poor start f (More...)

Is Cutch Clutch? Baseball is a game of failure, Ty Cobb owns the highest career batting average in MLB history, yet failed to hit safely in 63.4 % of his at bats. Ted Williams owns the highest career OBP, yet failed to get on base in 51.8 % of his plate appearances. But we laud […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Acquire 1B Ike Davis Moments before yesterday’s first pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets completed a trade the sent 1B Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. The player to be named is said to (More...)

“Small sample size” has become part of the sports fan’s lexicon. It’s used to explain the statistical aberrations that occur over a short period of time. A fictional example would be this exchange: Yinzer Joe- “Clint Barmes is batting .450! That’s tops on the team (More...)