Pittsburgh Pirates

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Throwback Thursday

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

But, not in that order.  We like to finish on a positive note, so we’ll start with the ugly, then move on to the bad, and close with the good. The ugly: The Bucs have scored the 2nd fewest runs in the NL. -19 in run differential. 1-6 against the Reds. Averaging .86 errors per … Continue reading

Sweeps Galore

The 2017 Pirates are a team of extremes it seems.  They’ve either swept or been swept in each of their series thus far.  After the Bucs were swept by the Reds the sky was falling on all the message boards (there were some voices of reason.)  Now sitting at 6-6, everyone is like… For those … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday

This year we’ll attempt to have a throwback memory every Thursday.  This one stars Forbes Field and Frank Sinatra.  Enjoy!

Early Season Overreacting

Fans always overreact to early season results.  Whether good or bad.  It’s what we do.  Reading the message boards and comment sections is always entertaining in an eye-rolling sort of way.  After Tyler Glasnow’s embarrassing season debut where he seemed incapable or even fearful of throwing strikes the fans are ranging in comments saying Glasnow should … Continue reading

And…. on 2nd thought…. umm….

Tyler Glasnow wins 5th starter job.  I’m surprised.  Glasnow pitched well down the stretch in spring training, but the Bucs have such a history of delaying their future stars arrivals that I didn’t anticipate this at all.  This will make many fans happy.  I’m not surprised that my prediction of starting the season with only … Continue reading

Updated Opening Day Prediction

Well we’ve learned some things over the last week.  Drew Hutchinson will not be in the starting rotation as he performed inconsistently over the spring and trended downward as the season approached.  Jung Ho Kang still isn’t cleared to join the team and there is no timetable for him to do so.  Chad Kuhl captured … Continue reading

2017 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Preview

Mark it down.  This is the year.  Raise the Jolly Roger! The Bucs ran into a lot of bad luck last year in the form of injuries losing Starling Marte, Francisco Cervelli, and Jung-Ho Kang for long stretches of time.  They had key star players underperform:  Andrew McCutchen, Gerrit Cole, and Francisco Liriano.  They had some … Continue reading

Pittsburgh Innocents – an Amateur Pittsburgh Pirates Glass-Half-Full Baseball Blog

I’ve been a Pittsburgh Pirates fan for almost 40 years.  I decided on the name for the blog based on the history of the team.  Although the Pittsburgh Pirates got their start as the Pittsburgh Alleghenies in 1876, they were later renamed the Innocents in 1890.  The funny thing is that this could still be their … Continue reading

Should the Pirates trade Mark Melancon for Nick Castellanos?

I know the best Pirates blogs don’t throw hypothetical trade ideas around.  But, this is not one of the best Pirates blogs. I love Mark Melancon and think he is a key reason the Pirates have been as successful as they have been this season.  But, as great as he has been, he is replaceable. … Continue reading

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