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April 29, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Super 2 is not so super

SOUTH HILLS – Pirates GM Neal Huntington maintains Super 2 status is not a “driving factor” in Gregory Polanco still renting in Triple-A while the Pirates are struggling offensively at the MLB level. The GM to openly say they are …

April 28, 2014
by Rob Biertempfel

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Worst-kept secret: Polanco is very good at baseball

ST. LOUIS — It’s like the final scene of “The Poseidon Adventure” this morningin the Lou, with the sun peeking over the Arch after a loud, stormy night. In a few hours, I’m off to Bawl’mer, where I hear it’s …

April 24, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Who’s up first? Who should be up second?

PNC PARK – You might be aware of Starling Marte‘s early-season, swing-and-miss struggles. Marte entered Thursday tied for the NL lead in strikeouts (33) and struck out to lead off things against Tony Cingrani to take sole possession. While Marte’s …

April 22, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Is Neil Walker becoming a star?

PNC PARK – We know Neil Walker is a consistent, useful player. Walker tallied 2.6 Wins Above Replacement in 2011. He produced 2.6 WAR in 2012. He totaled a 2.7 WAR in 2013. If you examine just that one metric …

April 19, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Transaction analysis: Pirates like Ike. Should you?

SOUTH HILLS – The man hunt is over. The Pirates finally found their left-handed hitting 1B on Friday, a search that had been ongoing since the team parted ways with Garret Jones and did not resign Justin Morneau back in …

April 15, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Speed bump?

CINCINNATI – Prior to yesterday’s game, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle noted an issue plaguing the Pirates’ starting pitchers early this season. “We’re not getting away with mistakes on the mound. Every fastball that was up in the zone got covered …

April 14, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Mop-Up Duty: A hiccup or a warning sign?

SOUTH HILLS –  Remember when Miller Park was a house of horrors for the Pirates? (It wasn’t that long ago). Well,  it is again as the Pirates  head to Cincinnati today fresh off of being swept by the upstart Brewers, …

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