Pittsburgh Pirates

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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

The Case for Jose Tabata

Remember Jose Bautista? When Bautista was 24 years old, the Pittsburgh Pirates left him off their protected list and he was picked up in the Rule 5 Draft.  He spent his 2004 season on five different teams basically losing an entire season of development.  Then three years later at the age of 27 the Bucs … Continue reading


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

Pittsburgh Pirates Motivational Video

Draft, Trades, and Other Stuff

It is an unbelievable feeling expecting to win every game.   I’m not upset at all that the Pirates couldn’t sign Mark Appel.  I don’t wish Appel to get injured, but…. I won’t feel sorry for him if he does.  I’m proud the Bucs didn’t mortgage the future to sign him. Speaking of mortgaging the … Continue reading

“He Tied The Game!”

I was hanging on last night watching that game with one eye open.  I had hung on to watch Pedro finish that AB representing the tying run after the rain delay in the 9th.  And when he made contact, I leapt from the bed jumping up and down shouting “He tied the game! He tied … Continue reading

Home Run Derby

I hate the Home Run Derby.  I find it boring.  I used to enjoy it when I was younger, but it just can’t hold my attention.  I did watch tonight to see Cutch hit.  I was rooting for him not get embarrassed and to bow out early.   Got both.   I was glad he … Continue reading


I think many of the positive thinkers thought the Bucs had a chance to win the division entering the season with the Cards and Brewers regressing.  So it is not entirely surprising to find them in the division lead at the All Star Break.  But, who would have thought they’d have the 2nd best record … Continue reading

Quick notes – 7/7/12 part 2

Should I rename this site DrewSutton.com? I’ve been taking Neil Walker for granted.  The guy is on fire.  Speaking of ‘taking for granted’, how about defense?  Clint Barmes and Gorkys Hernandez saved that game tonight.   Zoltan! Andrew McCutchen .360, Melky Cabrera .358 Michael McKenry has developed quite the power stroke.  Is it for real … Continue reading

Past Innocents

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