Category : Pittsburgh

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 fangraphs.com […]

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 be a significant piece, […]

“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, you think he’s figured something out? Is Hurdle going to […]