andrew mccutchen

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Revisiting the Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen trades with an eye towards free agency

Gerrit Cole is currently earning $6.8m and is arbitration eligible next season before becoming a free agent.  Cole’s projected 2018 WAR (Fangraphs – Steamer) is 2.6.  As of the time of this writing, here are just some of the free agent starting pitchers still available with projected WAR (Fangraphs – Steamer)) and market salary (Spotrac): … Continue reading

Are the Pirates terrible at drafting?

If you follow the message boards and comment sections of websites covering the Pittsburgh Pirates you’ll find an irrational horde of fans that have nothing good to say about how the Pittsburgh Pirates have been run. These “fans” seem to ignore any of the positive developments the Pirates have had over the years. In 1996, … Continue reading

Coming to terms with the Cutch trade.

When I first heard the news that Andrew McCutchen was traded, I was sad.  Cutch is one of my favorite athletes of all time in any sport.  He is a class-act.  Someone you want to be a representative of your team.  Of course, then I was anxious to see what assets the trade netted the … Continue reading

2017 Post All-Star Break

To see into the future we first need to look into the past.  So we’ll do a brief review on the season so far which requires us going back to decisions made in 2016 and the off-season.  The unloading of Francisco Liriano was frustrating at the time.  We interpreted it at first as nothing more … Continue reading

That’s it! I’m outta here! (…on second thought…)

It seems for every season that doesn’t amount to a playoff run, it has a moment that when you look back you realize it was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.  The season still goes on as the motions must be gone through, but the season we had once hoped for had already … 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

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

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

2nd Half Outlook

If the first two games are any indication, Andrew McCutchen is going to carry the Pirates on offense.  The question is – will it be enough?  Francisco Liriano was not on top of his game on Friday and neither was AJ Burnett on Saturday.  The fielding was less than what we’ve seen too. Admit it … Continue reading

Frustration

Two hits. Again. Quick thoughts: The pitching has been very encouraging, both starters and relievers.  How much of this can be attributed to Russell Martin? Martin has been solid defensively behind the plate. Inexcusable for Martin to get picked off first. I can’t wait for Starling Marte to explode.  He just looks like a stud … Continue reading

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