Pirates pick up Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez from the Astros

The Pirates made a move yesterday to add depth to their pitching rotation.  In a four player deal the Pirates traded for Houston Left Hander Wandy Rodriguez.  Rodriguez is 7-9 this season with a 3.79 ERA. 

The Pirates gave up three of their top 16 prospects in the deal.  Pitchers Rudy Owens and Cotton […]


Winners of the HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway

Congratulations to Jason Malone, Andy Hewitt, Lewis Staubs, Steven Kauffman, and Jay Cee for being selected as the winners of the HOMAGE T-Shirt Giveaway!  Each winner will receive a free T-Shirt inspired by Pittsburgh’s own Willie Stargell courtesy of HOMAGE sports apparel.  Winners should contact Jimmy to claim their prize.

We would like to thank all […]


McCutchen named NL Player of the Week…again

Andrew McCutchen is just tearing it up right now.  After appearing last week in the Home Run Derby and then in the All-Star Game, he comes back and has a fantastic 3 game series against Milwaukee (even though the Buccos didn’t win the series).  It’s awesome to note that he won this award for the […]


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 […]


Poll: How far will the Pirates go this season?

Will the Pirates finish 2012 with a winning season (win pct. > 0.500)?

Yes. (86%, 125 Votes) No. (14%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 145

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The second half of the MLB season begins today for the Pirates with a road matchup at the Brewers.  They currently sit atop the […]


What to look for from the Pirates in the second half

With what can easily be considered the best first half any Pirates team has put together in the last 20 years, many fans are beginning to believe that this year’s Buccos will finally break the streak of losing seasons and can perhaps make a run at the division.  So at the all star break, the fans […]


McCutchen represents Pirates in Home Run Derby

Last night Major League Baseball held their annual Home Run Derby and for the first time since 2005 the Pirates had representation at the event.  Andrew McCutchen who is leading the league in batting average was a last minute addition to the derby after Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton could not participate due to injury.

While McCutchen […]


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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Good weekend for Pittsburgh: Malkin hits 50 goals, Pirates take down Phillies

As most of the BB&G crew was out and about this weekend unable to post about the fantastic sports weekend we had, I thought I would do a quick review.

Pirates:

Even though the Pirates lost the home opener to Philadelphia on Thursday, 1-0 they bounced back in spectacular fashion.  They took down […]


AJ Burnett could start season on DL with Broken Orbital Bone

AJ Burnett broke his orbital bone on a missed bunt attempt.  Burnett is to have surgery today according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.  The injury could take 2-4 weeks to heal but the Pirates have not given a timetable on the return of Burnett to Spring Training.  Burnett may miss the season opener where he […]


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 […]


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 […]