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November 17, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Mop-Up: Closing the revenue divide?

SOUTH HILLS – Have you seen the contract details that the Marlins and 25-year-old superstar Giancarlo Stanton are reportedly close to agreeing upon? Something like 13 years and $325 million? On one hand this is just a continuation of a …

November 14, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Batman returns

SOUTH HILLS –  As you are probably aware of by now, A.J Burnett returned to the Pirates on Friday, signing a one-year, $8.5 million deal. He turned down a $12.75 million option to remain with the Phillies. The Pirates benefited …

November 13, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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The little trade that could … save 2015

SOUTH HILLS – Yes, the Pirates have voids in the rotation. Yes, first base is unsettled and Andrew McCutchen believes it’s a priority need. Yes, the bullpen regressed greatly in 2014. But the fact is if Russell Martin is playing …

November 10, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Monday Mop-Up Duty: McCutchen speaks his mind

SOUTH HILLS – Few have doubted Andrew McCutchen‘s comfort level on the field as a player who enters the week vying for a second straight MVP. He has already secured a third straight, top-three MVP finish. However, it appears McCutchen …

November 7, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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A missed opportunity?

SOUTH HILLS – I was asked in the office the other day about who was really most responsible for the Pirates’ ability to rehab starting pitchers: Ray Searage (and Jim Benedict) or Russell Martin‘s framing and other intangibles? It’s a …

October 31, 2014
by Travis Sawchik

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Scary thought: How good can Cubs be with Joe Maddon?

SOUTH HILLS – Game 7 was a thrill for all baseball fans but for the Pirates a more important event occurred earlier in the day when Jon Heyman reported former Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon will be the Cubs’ new …

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