Buccos

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3/23/19 Roster Updates

It should be no surprise that Francisco Liriano and Melky Cabrera made the opening day roster.  The maniacs in the comments sections of DKPittsburghSports (subscription required) are pointing at both as being examples of the Pirates sucking.  These same people would have criticized it had they been cut. Last season Liriano held players the first time … Continue reading

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

Did Bucs’ playoff hopes just take the Cole-Train out of town?

I’m a fan first and an analyst second.  I’m also an independent thinker who is usually skeptical of the mob reaction.  Since many people are negative and like spewing their negativity over everything, the mob will be out in full force cursing this trade.  That doesn’t mean they’re necessarily wrong, but it doesn’t mean they’re … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday

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

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

Past Innocents

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