Tag "Pittsburgh Pirates"

Hindsight is 20/20: Revisiting an Arm the Red Sox let Slip Away on Deadline Day

Despite the heroics of Ryan Brasier, the Red Sox bridge to Craig Kimbrel still lacks dependability and consistency. While the Red Sox were busy pulling off deals to acquire Steve Pearce, Nathan Eovaldi, and Ian Kinsler, other teams were adding

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National League Top 10 Power Rankings

With only six weeks remaining of the MLB season, we are set to have a crazy finish for the National League. As I looked at the beginning of Sunday, there are only four teams out of the playoff race. Young talent looking to make statements and veterans looking to finally grab October hardware or even their first playoff win. It will be a very bumpy ride, but I will be here giving you a breakdown. This list will change from week to week, as each series is critical at this point in the season (just ask the Braves) so make sure to check back.

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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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New Month…New Closers.

Bruce Cagle Jr. | August 2nd, 2018 As we wake up in the new month of August, partially hung over from the intense trade deadline from yesterday, we have some fresh new faces in the closer role. There will also

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Red Sox Trade Bryce Brentz to Pittsburgh

The Red Sox traded Bryce Brentz to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations on Tuesday, according to Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston. Brentz was most likely traded to give the Red Sox an open spot on the 40 man

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Keeping up With Tim Wakefield

Tim Wakefield played 19 years in the MLB, 17 of which were with the Boston Red Sox; where he won two World Series rings and played a crucial role in the pitching rotation year in and year out. Wakefield was

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Red Sox Notepad: April 6, 2017

The unveiling of Chris Sale was everything as advertised, but the bats didn’t do the prized offseason acquisition any favors. “I get nervous before every game,” Sale said. “Tonight was a little bit different [because] obviously it’s my first time pitching

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Red Sox Defeat Pirates 5-3 on Opening Day

The Boston Red Sox opened 2017 with a 5-3 defeat of the Pittsburgh Pirates.    

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