Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous posts

  • Batman Returns

    The Pirates have signed A.J. Burnett to a one year, $8.5 million dollar deal. Burnett actually turned down a $12.5 million dollar option with the Phillies, apparently because he didn’t like playing there. Former @phillies Pitcher AJ Burnett signs 1 year deal W #pirates. I was told he could not stand it w Phillies. Gets…

  • Pirates Get a Catcher

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today traded LHP Justin Wilson to the New York Yankees for Catcher Francisco Cervelli. This marks the third straight year the Pirates acquired a catcher that played for the Yankees in the previous season. Here was my initial reaction when I heard about this deal. Cervelli? That’s a big meh. — Rich…

  • Pirates Extend Qualifying Offer To Martin, Liriano

    In an unsurprising move the Pirates extended a Qualifying Offer to Russell Martin.  I say unsurprising because it was the obvious move, the only move the Pirates could logically make.  To not make the QO to Martin would have been legitimately criminal.  I’m pretty sure Tom Corbett signed a law at some point stating as much.…

  • Pirates Plan To Make Qualifying Offer

    Looks like Pirates fans can sleep tight knowing Neal Huntington’s aversion to risk won’t completely screw up a Qualifying Offer for Russell Martin. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Pirates will indeed make a QO to the team’s second best player. This is literally the only good move the Pirates could make in this situation.…

  • NHL Predictions (Sure To Go Wrong)

    Through Friday night, all 30 NHL teams have at least one game in the books. It’s too early to draw conclusions, but everyone at least makes some long-term projections about who will make the playoffs, who will miss out, and who will take home some hardware. I’m no different, so here are the official NHL…

  • 2014 Pirates In Memoriam

    I wanted to take some time before I wrote my thoughts on the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates.  I didn’t want the post to be a collection of fucks and sucks, assholes and damnits. Enough time has likely passed that this won’t be that but maybe that isn’t a good thing.  Maybe the fucks and sucks post…

  • Official Wildcard Roster Set!

    Pitchers Edinson Volquez Mark Melancon Tony Watson John Holdzkom Jeff Locke Jared Hughes Justin Wilson Vance Worley Bobby LaFromboise Catchers Russell Martin Chris Stewart Tony Sanchez Infielders Ike Davis Gaby Sanchez Neil Walker Jordy Mercer Josh Harrison Clint Barmes Brent Morel Outfielders Andrew McCutchen Starling Marte Travis Snider Gregory Polanco Jose Tabata Andrew Lambo  …

  • Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants – Wildcard Game

    Alright, alright!  It seems like I’ve had forever to do this post but, like High School, and Tech School, and my bills, why not wait until right around the day of the game to get this shindig started? This will probably have some length to it.  Not unlike your humble blogger writing it. We got…