Wandy Rodriguez

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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

Trade Deadline: another starter?

Do the Pirates need to add a starter at the deadline? Their starting pitching depth is the reason they are in 1st place and own the best record in baseball.  But, now that it is possible both James McDonald and Wandy Rodriguez could be done for the season, that depth is depleted. Yes, they still … Continue reading

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

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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