Brett Keisel arrives to training camp on a tractor

Keisel arrived at camp today.

Click the link under the main video for Players Move In, after you watch his interview.

Also, keep an eye out for April O’Neil and The Show at training camp next Thursday sporting their BB&G shirts. Photo from @MarkKaboly_Trib  on  Twitter.

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Pirates’ first half by the numbers

The Pirates are 48-37 at the All-Star Break which is 11 games above .500! This  is the first time since the 1992 season that they have been 10 or more games above .500. 1992 was also the last time Bucs made the playoffs where the Braves beat us 4 games to 3 in the […]


McCutchen named NL Player of the Month

Andrew McCutchen has been named the NL Player of the Month for June! He ended the month with an on-base percentage of .420, a slugging percentage of .676, and a batting average of .360.  And according to the Pirates Facebook page he ended the month 2nd in RBIs, 3rd in batting average, tied for third […]


Pens Sign Matt Niskanen to a Two-Year Deal

The Pens resigned Defenseman Matt Niskanen to a two-year, $4.3 million deal. He had 4 goals and 17 assists last season in 75 games.  He will be one of our main penalty killers now that Michalek is in Phoenix.


Arron Asham Signs with Rangers

Arron Asham signed a two-year, $2 million contract with the New York Rangers over the weekend. The Pens re-signed him last June at a rate of $775,000 for one year of service, but the front office did not offer him anything this offseason. During his two year tenure with the Penguins, he tallied 10 goals and 17 assists.

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McCutchen and Hanrahan will Represent Pirates at All-Star Game 2012

 

Andrew McCutchen has been named to the National League All-Star team for the second year in a row. He is sporting a batting average of .346 and ranks in the top 10 for home runs and RBIs.  Not to be outdone, Closer Joel Hanrahan has also been named to the NL team for the […]


A.J. Burnett Wins 8 Straight

Bucs starter A.J. Burnett won his 8th straight start against the Phillies on Thursday.   Put simply, he  is dominating the mound right now.  Burnett is 9-2 this season with a 3.31 ERA and 69 strike outs.  Only 5 pitchers in the league have more wins.

After 81.2 innings so far this season, Burnett has given […]


Vote for McCutchen for All-Star Weekend!

The MLB All-Star game is right around the corner.  The Pirates are making a big push to get Andrew McCutchen in the All-Star game.  You can help by going to the link below and voting for McCutchen too.  And if you want to give the rest of your Pirates some love vote for them too.

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Pittsburgh Riverhounds!

There’s a fairly new team in Pittsburgh rising up in the ranks. The Riverhounds are a soccer team in Pittsburgh who play in the USSF (United States Soccer Federation). They play at Charities Valley High School. The big news that is really spreading out is that they plan to be getting a stadium located near […]


Pirates acquire A.J. Burnett

The Pirates reeled in A.J. Burnett from the New York Yankees in exchange for outfielder Exicardo Cayones and right-handed reliever Diego Moreno today. We have been chasing Burnett for nearly a month now but talks have heated up this week as documented by Spanky this week.  The Pirates absorbed $13 million of the two years and […]


Pens show up at the All Star Skills Competition

The skills competition started off to see who the fastest skater was. Kris Letang won his race with a time of 14.501 seconds but did not have what it takes to make it to the next round of the challenge.

The breakaway and accuracy shooting contests had neither Malkin, Letang or Neal in them.

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Morton and Hanrahan Avoid Arbitration

Joel Hanrahan and Charlie Morton both got deals to avoid arbitration today. Hanrahan, who made $1.4 million last year, was due for a big raise after coming off a great season.  He made the National League All-Star team and saved 40 games, a career-high. He struck out 61 batters in 68 and 2/3 innings and […]


Pirates Schedule Overview for the 2012 Season

The Pirates schedule is looking rather promising this year. With the opening day game on April 5, 2012, we host the Philadelphia Phillies in PNC Park to start off a new season in hopes to get a winning season for the first time in 19 years. The rest of the season is shaping up nicely […]


Pirates Off-Season Signings

The Pirates have been rather busy this off-season. With a total of 44 transactions, they are working to get the team in shape for this year. I am delighted to see they signed 12 pitchers so far, since their current rotation is never going to last. They know that they need more pitchers to get […]


Penguins End Their 6 Game Losing Streak

Let me start off by saying, it’s about time. The grief the Pens were receiving over the past 2 weeks was just incredible. Their slump started off on December 29, 2011 and continued through January 11, 2012. We finally got a win last night topping the Florida Panthers 4-1 courtesy of Steve Sullivan, Evgeni Malkin, Tyler Kennedy […]