Tag "Baseball Deep Dive"

Deep Dive: The Cincy Savior?

If you hadn’t heard, the Cincinnati Reds are having a tough start to the season.

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Deep Dive: The Ace in the Hole for the Pittsburgh Pirates

The atrocities that the Pittsburgh Pirates committed have endeared themselves to the Deep Dive series, but Ben Gamel is a ray of light.

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The Stereotype-Defying Closer: A Richard Rodriguez Deep Dive

This year’s MLB trade deadline came and went, with a ton of deals made in the final hours. One move managed to fly under the radar involving a closer with two extra years of team control going to a team that is in the playoff mix. The trade in question? The Braves sent arms Bryse Wilson and Ricky DeVito to Pittsburgh for right-hander Richard Rodriguez.

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A Secret Star? A Deep Dive Into Isiah Kiner-Falefa

The top three in bWAR right now are all tied at 2.7. They are Byron Buxton, Brandon Woodruff, and Shohei Ohtani. But when you go down the list, the next two are John Means and Isiah Kiner-Falefa. How did Kiner-Falefa get to fifth in the league in bWAR?

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Pirates’ Geoff Hartlieb Reflects on Found Success in 2020, Looks Forward to 2021

2020 was a forgettable year for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Although they struggled, there were a few bright spots, such as Geoff Hartlieb. The Pirates reliever had a breakout season and was one of their best pitchers. While Hartlieb proved to be an important piece, he has had a unique path to the majors.

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Deep Dive: Christian Yelich

This may seem like a weird player to take a closer look at since he won the National League MVP award last season, but we will look back at 2018 as well as this year to see what changed for Christian Yelich to make himself into the superstar that he is today.

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