This is my 4th year of running this blog. Never have I ever written a post about the Pirates trading for someone to improve their ML team. I’ve never really felt the need to. However, the Pirates are 75 games into this season, are in 3rd place, and just 3 games back of 1st place.
As a member of the Pittsburgh chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I get a vote in the organization’s All-Star team. Here is my official ballot for the National League this year. Catcher – Brian McCann, Atlanta McCann is in the midst of one of his best seasons of his career. His .305 batting average,
Final: Pirates 3, Red Sox 1 WP: Paul Maholm (4-8) LP: Jon Lester (9-4) SV: Joel Hanrahan (21) 39,330 fans were on hand to see some excellent pitching by the Bucs tonight as they took game 1 of a huge weekend series against Boston. Paul Maholm danced his way through 5 1/3 innings, giving up
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Altoona outfielder Starling Marte has been selected to play in this year’s MLB Futures Game played in Phoenix, AZ during All-Star week. Marte will play on the World Team. Chase d’Arnaud was originally selected, also, to play for the US Team, however, I assume he will take his recent call-up to the Majors over that