Tag "Chris Archer"

MLB Offseason Preview: Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins ran their postseason losing streak to 18 games after getting swept in the three-game opening series this year against the Houston Astros. What do the Twins need to do this offseason to get themselves a win in October?

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Pirates’ Archer out for 2020 season

Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers Chris Archer will be out for the 2020 season after undergoing surgery.

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Steven Brault Reinventing himself in 2019

After a second-half slide, the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves planning for 2020 and beyond. As the Pirates look to build for the future, it is a golden opportunity for young players to prove themselves. Although pitcher Steven Brault would not fall under that category since he made his debut in 2016, he has been a bright spot amid the Pirates struggles. After bouncing between the bullpen and rotation, the lefty has been impressive of late. As the Pirates pitching has struggled, Brault has excelled.

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MLB DFS: Locks, Core Hitters, BvP, and Stacks for July 23, 2019

You have to risk it to get the biscuit. You’ve heard the saying before, but when it pertains to daily fantasy lineups it can be especially pertinent. With that said, I like the Miami Marlins again tonight against Dylan Covey as a lower-owned stack. Not quite sure we can use them in cash games, but let’s take a look at some players that we can.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Surprise Contenders Heading Into The Second Half

Coming into the season the Pirates were expected to rebuild. In one of the best divisions in baseball, the Pirates were predicted by many to finish fourth. So far, they have battled seemingly never-ending injuries and surpassed expectations. Over the last past two weeks, they faced teams currently in the playoff picture and excelled. With a lot of baseball left, this team is in a good position to succeed in a division still up for grabs.

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Shipwrecked: Pittsburgh Pirates in Shambles

The Pittsburgh Pirates are the most poorly run franchise in Major League Baseball. The team hired Neal Huntington as General Manager back in 2007. They enjoyed a brief run of success from 2013-15 with three consecutive wild-card berths, but overall this front office has been a complete disaster, especially in the last three years. Huntington has firmly established himself as the worst GM in baseball.

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How To Bring Swagger Back To Baseball

“Let The Kids Play” Featuring Tim Anderson

For those of you who haven’t heard the new agenda that Major League Baseball is pushing, “Let The Kids Play” implies that players are able to have fun while playing and be as flashy as they want. Now, before I get into the article, let me be clear that I love this agenda that the MLB is pushing. I just have an issue with the hypocrisy of the MLB front office as well as some of the players who pushed for this to be a thing.

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Pittsburgh Pirates Preview

Entering 2018 the Pirates had many question marks surrounding the future of this team. Franchise icon Andrew McCutchen and ace Gerrit Cole were traded away for prospects. As a result, the expectations in Pittsburgh were low and another rebuild seemed to be underway. The Pirates failed to make the playoffs however many of their young players took steps forward. Led by a talented rotation this group could be a sleeper team in the NL Central.

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Pirates Rotation A Strength Entering 2019

With Spring Training fastly approaching many questions still remain for the Pittsburgh Pirates. One area that they do not have to worry about is the starting rotation which could rank among baseballs best.

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Pittsburgh Pirates – Plight or Prosperity? Post-Deadline Performance Evaluation

The Pittsburgh Pirates made waves at the trade deadline by acquiring two big-name pitchers, so how has it gone so far? The Pirates’ notoriously fickle front office decided to surprise fans at the MLB trade deadline by acquiring former Texas Rangers relief pitcher Keone Kela and former Tampa Bay Rays starter Chris Archer. Both names rang well in the ears of the Pittsburgh faithful, but the fans wanted top-tier work to match the expectations of the names alone. With the Pirates fighting to get back into the playoff picture, Archer and Kela are under a microscope.

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