Felipe Rivero is in the Perfect Role in Pittsburgh

Many people want the Pirates to have Felipe Rivero as the reliever for the Pirates. But is that the best option for the team? Justin breaks down why this could be a bad idea for Pittsburgh.

A Murky Future for Andrew McCutchen

After arguably the worst season of Andrew McCutchen's stellar eight year career, the odds of McCutchen staying in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform for the rest of his career is suddenly looking like a long shot. Yes, Andrew McCutchen staying Pittsburgh Pirate until he retires is what should happen, but it is most likely not going to happen. Most people will blame it … Continue reading A Murky Future for Andrew McCutchen

Pirates Pushing For Postseason

After what appeared to be the shaping up of a playoff-less 2016 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Pirates have finally made a push late in the season that shows some hope for yet another playoff appearance. If the Pirates can make the playoffs in 2016 it will be the fourth straight playoff appearance for the Bucs after … Continue reading Pirates Pushing For Postseason

Pirates Second Half Outlook

The Pittsburgh Pirates start the second half of the 2016 campaign tonight in Washington D.C against the Washington Nationals. This will be a three game series against the Nationals before they come back to Pittsburgh for an eight game home stand. This home stand starts with a three game series against the Milwaukee Brewers, then a … Continue reading Pirates Second Half Outlook

Pirates Slump In June: Start Hot In July

After what seemed to be a decent first two months of the 2016 baseball season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the organization had high hopes to keep up with the Chicago Cubs, who are on pace to set records this season, but once the calendar turned to June, the team took a turn for the worse. … Continue reading Pirates Slump In June: Start Hot In July

Pirates Look for June Success

With a current record of 29-22, the Pittsburgh Pirates are finally hitting a stride that could help them make a run at the Chicago Cubs. The Bucs currently sit in second place, good for 6.5 games behind the Cubs in the National League Central division. The Pirates will begin the month of June by finishing … Continue reading Pirates Look for June Success

The Curious Case of Sean Rodriguez

By Matthew Kruth, The Burgh Blog Writer, @theburghblog_mk MIAMI - Monday night Sean Rodriguez hit his sixth home run of the 2016 season. The Pirates certainly didn't expect to have such an offensively productive season to this point, or at all. So far in 2016, Serperco has put up vastly better numbers as opposed to the … Continue reading The Curious Case of Sean Rodriguez

Predicting Call Up Dates for Glasnow, Taillon, and Kuhl

By Matthew Kruth, The Burgh Blog Writer, @theburghblog_mk PITTSBURGH - The current Pirates pitching staff has left a lot to be desired. There's been a lot of talk recently about the young pitching prospects in AAA Indianapolis. At this point, Jameson Taillon looks to be the first pitcher in line to get the call. From … Continue reading Predicting Call Up Dates for Glasnow, Taillon, and Kuhl

Pirates Extend Cervelli, Solidify Catching Depth

By Matthew Kruth, The Burgh Blog Writer, @theburghblog_mk PITTSBURGH  - The Pirates extended Francisco Cervelli Tuesday afternoon. With the move, the Pirates took care of the catching position for the foreseeable future. Cervelli agreed to a 3-year, $31M deal that runs through the end of the 2019 season. This makes John Jaso the only player … Continue reading Pirates Extend Cervelli, Solidify Catching Depth