Saturday, December 14, 2019

Boring Minor League team names are a waste of an opportunity; how to be better

There’s nothing more disappointing than a Minor League affiliate with the same name as the parent team, unless its cliche like "Bulldogs" or "Cougars."

All non-pro level sports teams should have ridiculous names

Most of us have spent time looking through all of the Minor League baseball team names across the country. Ridiculous names should be required.

Grading The Pittsburgh Pirates: The Bullpen

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Grading the Pittsburgh Pirates: The rotation

Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates season is over and it's now time to grade everyone's season, starting with the rotation.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and….hope?

Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates season wasn't successful in the conventional sense but it did beat many fan's expectations. Now there is hope that things may get much better very soon.

Corey Dickerson is having trouble with the curve

Corey Dickerson
Last year Corey Dickerson struggled against fastballs in the first half. This season he's struggling against breaking pitches.

Come watch the Pittsburgh Pirates!

Pirates
The Pittsburgh Pirates may be all but out of the playoffs, however, there are still a number of storylines to follow over the final three weeks.

The transformation of Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole
Gerrit Cole was once a Cy Young contender for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2015. He struggled through the next two seasons and it seemed like Cole was destined to be a mid-rotation guy. He's an ace again, now with the Houston Astros.

The Disrespect Shown Towards Alvin Kamara

Along with the typical amazing fantasy baseball insight, this week Ian and Eric and a whole ton of fantasy football draft advice, including some serious disrespect/shade shown towards Alvin Kamara (and a few others).

Pittsburgh Pirates: Revisiting Elias Diaz and Trevor Williams

Elias Diaz
Analysis is hard. Sometimes you get it right, other times not so much. Let's review how I did with past articles on Pittsburgh Pirates players Trevor Williams and Elias Diaz.
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