The Pittsburgh Pirates will open up the home portion of the 2015 season today at PNC Park.
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened the 2015 season on the road, but they are back in town for today’s home-opener.
Thousands of fans love Andrew McCutchen, while others scream for Josh Harrison. Some are crazy about Pedro Alvarez or Neil Walker.
Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.
The Pirates rotation has been shuffled after the birth of Francisco Liriano’s daughter.
Andrew McCutchen pulled himself from the Pirates 6-2 win over Milwaukee Friday.
So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.
Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in two runs, Neil Walker had three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates avoided their first 0-4 start in nine years with a 6-2 win Friday night over the Milwaukee Brewers.
The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.
Joey Votto added to his resurgent series with his first homer since May 10, and Gregory Polanco’s ninth-inning error sent the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-2 victory and a season-opening sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
Joey Votto reminded the Reds of what they’ve missed.
Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.
Coming off his breakout year in 2014, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed All-Star third baseman Josh Harrison to a 4-year deal with club options for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
An 11th-round Draft choice by the Dodgers out of high school, Los Angeles knew it was taking a risk by drafting Joc Pederson, as he had pretty high bonus demands and had already committed to play baseball at USC. But the Dodgers were OK with the risk that late, and OK with giving him a hefty bonus, and now five years later it looks as though it’s all going to pay off.