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March 27, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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2014 predictions

SOUTH HILLS – The following is the product of an exhaustive study of the Baseball Prospectus annual, Zips forecasts and Nastradoums Quatrains – combined with subjective observations from yours truly. The following are South Hill Command Center’s 2014 predictions, though …

March 25, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Upset alert: Sometimes spring training stats do matter

SOUTH HILLS – The Pirates’ 25-man roster is taking shape as the club made a number of cuts this morning, the most surprising being that of Andrew Lambo, who was sent to Triple-A after being perceived to a clear favorite …

March 17, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Pirate-ology bubble watch

BRADENTON, Fla. – Selection Sunday is always a lot of fun … unless you or your team is on the chopping block. Selection committee members always have tough decisions to make and the Pirates’ brass will soon face their own …

March 14, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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See you soon, Gregory. See you in June.

BRADENTON, Fla. – While the decision to option Gregory Polanco to Triple-A on Friday might have disappointed you  it should  not have come as a surprise. Pirates GM Neal Huntington essentially said at the winter meetings that there was no chance …

March 13, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Gerrit Cole is diversifying his portfolio

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. – If you remember back to Gerrit Cole‘s first few months in the big leagues he was often a one-pitch pitcher. In his first few starts, 80 percent of his pitches were fastballs. For the season, two …

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