Starling Marte

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Post All-Star Break: What should they do?

BUY! Haha!  I know, I know.  I’m delusional. I’m not suggesting they trade all their prospects in order to upgrade for one run this season.  I’m suggesting they make one or two acquisitions that can strengthen their run this season while not jeopardizing next season.  I know many “fans” gave up on Gregory Polanco long … 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

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

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

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

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