Garrett Jones

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Bucs are for real.

There will be no collapse this year. This Pirates team is very good.  They are brimming with confidence.  It is palpable.  I sincerely believe they might be the best team in baseball right now.  Seriously.  As fans who’ve had to endure 20 years of yuck, and two straight seasons of hopes crashing and burning, we … 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

2013 Lineup Prediction

Here we go: LF  Starling Marte RF  Jose Tabata (Travis Snider) CF  Andrew McCutchen 3B  Pedro Alvarez 2B  Neil Walker 1B  Garrett Jones (Gaby Sanchez) CA  Russell Martin SS  Clint Barmes Pitcher I know Tabata has stated he prefers to bat leadoff and Marte has stated he prefers to bat second, however Clint Hurdle seems … Continue reading

Starling

Starling Marte arrives to big leagues.  I’ve mixed reviews on this.  I’m all for it in the respect that the Bucs need a true professional corner left fielder.  Left field has been well below competitive standards thus far this season.  I’m unsure if Marte is seasoned enough, but if his mental makeup is strong, then … Continue reading

Welcome Wandy

The Pirates bolster their rotation by bringing in a much needed LHP in Wandy Rodriguez.  He will also provide depth to the rotation in case Jeff Karstens or Erik Bedard have further injuries.  I suppose Robbie Grossman could develop into something we will regret having parted with, but I’m not sweating it.  Rudy Owens would … Continue reading

Drew Sutton

I meant to post this last night, so it is a day late.   Drew Sutton has been very solid since joining the Bucs and a great addition to our bench.  I was happy to hear they finally sent Jose Tabata back to AAA, but after seeing Sutton’s early struggles defensively in RF in the … Continue reading

Bucs Within Two

The Pirates showed their backbone in withstanding a 9th inning HR from the Reds’ Ryan Ludwick off of Joel Hanrahan tying the game when they put back-to-back doubles on the board off of Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman to retake the lead.   From Clint Barmes and Michael McKenry no less.  The Bucs are now two … Continue reading

Bucs Best Lineup?

The Pirates have been desperate for offensive help, and the release of Nate McLouth and call-up of Matt Hague allow them to put a decent lineup on the field.  Garrett Jones playing RF and batting 6th with Hague batting 7th at 1B provides some depth in the batting order.  Keeping Josh Harrison in the lineup … Continue reading

A.J. Burnett Trade?

ESPN’s Buster Olney tweeted his speculation that the Pirates may trade Garrett Jones for A.J. Burnett.  The Yankees have need of a left-handed bat and are looking to move Burnett.  The Bucs have shown a willingness to take on payroll to acquire another starter.  So it makes sense as far as that goes. It would … Continue reading

Past Innocents

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