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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, …

April 11, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Fear the Brewers?

SOUTH HILLS – The Brewers are in a precarious position. They live in a small-market city. They reside in a division that has three playoff teams form a year ago. In the division are three teams – Pirates, Cardinals and …

April 7, 2014
by Travis Sawchik


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Monday Mop-Up Duty: the confounding TJ for JT outcome

PNC PARK – We still don’t know enough about injury prevention. That’s what I took away from Sunday’s news that Pirates’ top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon requires Tommy John surgery. The Pirates handled Taillon about as cautiously as any top …

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