Neil Walker

NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

Two heavyweight aces take the mound tonight in Flushing in hopes of keeping October dreams alive
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NL Wild Card Game Preview and Prediction: San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets

The bright lights of New York City tend to be the most glaring when one of the Big Apple’s two baseball teams is in the postseason.

Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 Preview

Can Bucs take next step and win NL Central in 2014?
A solid core group of players is in place for at least the next few years. The Pirates also have a strong farm system. However, the team failed to make any splashy moves over the winter, declining to build on the momentum it gained last season and improve a roster weakened by the free-agent losses.

The Pirates want to prove themselves again in 2014. Last year, they ended a string of 20 consecutive losing seasons — the longest in major North American professional team sports history — and also reached the postseason for the first time since 1992.

2013 Baseball Preview: Pittsburgh Pirates

Is the year the Pirates break their streak of 20 consecutive losing seasons?
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<p> Making a run at the postseason might be a stretch — even in the era of the second wild card — but a winning record appears to be a realistic goal in Pittsburgh.</p>

Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Preview

After a tease with success last year, Pirates believe they can compete
<p> The Pittsburgh Pirates want to stretch four months of feel-good baseball into six months this season. And they believe they can go the distance this season.</p>

Pittsburgh Pirates