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Pittsburgh Pirates
We all know the favorties to win the National League Cy Young award this season: Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and maybe closer Craig Kimbrel. But who are the longshots that could come out of nowhere and surprise...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
2013 Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other baseball teams in April. Here are some position battles to keep an eye on this spring.  National League East Atlanta...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Just as I did a few weeks ago, I once again examine the pennant races as they’re shaping up for 2013. Sure, it’s early, but what else are you going to read about? Bowl games between a bunch of non-BCS .500 teams? Now that some major free agent...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
It’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. At least now that the World Series is over. I mean, what else is there to think about? Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 100 days. Certainly, key trades and free agent signings...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 17, 2012.  1. Nationals — Every game...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 10, 2012.  1. Nationals — Pacing majors with...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.     1. Reds — Cruising...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 27, 2012.  1. Nationals — Is there some...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 20, 2012.  1. Nationals — Opponents are...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Every summer August 1 is something like New Year’s Day in baseball. General managers around the league work frantically through July 31 to reshape their teams into contenders or sell off spare parts in order to rebuild for the future. It marks...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 13, 2012.  1. Nationals — Will they or won’t...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 6, 2012.    1. Reds — Aroldis Chapman...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
A A’s A’s, as in the Oakland Athletics, are in a pennant race for the first time since 2006. We have the second wild card to thank for this, but the no-name A’s have been the hottest team since July 1. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
While the wiry Pittsburgh centerfielder with dreadlocks continues his march toward his first MVP, does the season he has put together rank among one of the all-time best? We’ll be able to judge the full season later but from May 9 to July 13,...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
In the 17 seasons that have concluded with a postseason since baseball expanded to the three-division format in 1994, 66 of the 102 teams that were in first place at the All-Star break went on to win their division (64.7%). Of the 136 teams in...
Charlie Miller
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Each week Athlon Sports looks back at the previous week's best baseball players in the American and National Leagues and recaps the most outstanding pitching performances. Here are last week's —July 1-July 8 — standouts. NL Player of the Week...
Rich McVey
1 year ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
NL Central 1. St. Louis 2. Milwaukee 3. Cincinnati 4. Pittsburgh 5. Chicago 6. Houston The St. Louis Cardinals seemed to be riding a magic carpet for two months last season, turning a 10.5-game deficit in the wild card chase into a World...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates want to stretch four months of feel-good baseball into six months this season. The Pirates reached the 100-game mark last season with a 53–47 record and tied for first place in the National League...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
MLB Mt. Rushmoresby Charlie MillerWe believe that all MLB teams should have their own Mt. Rushmores. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple. Even two guys sitting in a...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
By Patrick Snow (@AthlonSnowman on Twitter) You already know about the Dodgers and Mets financial issues, that Adam Dunn has two hits (in 58 at-bats) off of lefties this season, and that the Cubs are…well, the Cubs. Now it’s time to focus on...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Twitter: @4QuartersRadio The MLB All-Stars have been selected, and there is no shortage of debates on the merits of the players who made the mid-summer squads. Most of the candidates, though, have some merits to debate. This piece is not...
Scott Henry
2 years ago
Pittsburgh Pirates
Click here to see teams ranked 30-21 and for an explanation of the Financial Responsibility Index. Click here for teams ranked 10-1.   20. Cincinnati Reds, 0.86 FRI (Financial Responsibility Index) --#23 in wins, #21 in payroll, $792,136/...
Scott Henry
2 years ago

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