Try Glasnow More: The 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates

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"As we looked at where our young players are, there wasn't a need to strip it to the core. We have a good core base," Huntington said. "We feel like we can be really interesting much sooner than most people anticipate, much like the Twins and Brewers did, much like we did in 2013."

Gerrit Cole, the Astro: "It’s refreshing to come to an environment where the team is willing to continually put resources into the club and continue to move forward and try to provide the best possible product for its fans."

mookieproof, Friday, 26 January 2018 17:51 (one year ago) Permalink

Never put 2 and 2 together knowing this picture since I was a kid, but this T-shirt of Parker 'has' to be a Funkadelic reference, right?

earlnash, Thursday, 1 February 2018 23:09 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

the pirates have a new team leader

“This is a different organization, where if you get drafted, you look at a guy like Jameson Taillon: It sucks that if you pan out, you have your future written for you in an organization like this. You either fold and sign a team friendly deal, or you’re bounced." Freese

— Chris Mack (@THEChrisMack) February 16, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 16 February 2018 15:21 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

midseason form

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 19:03 (one year ago) Permalink

not counting Ohtani, pitchers have batted four times this spring, and they've all been Pirates, and they have three hits

— Jeff Sullivan (@based_ball) March 8, 2018

things are looking up

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 March 2018 16:44 (one year ago) Permalink

LOL I was just about to post something about Airdrie on this thread.

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 8 March 2018 16:49 (one year ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Thursday, 8 March 2018 17:01 (one year ago) Permalink

thank you for this insight, The Athletic

mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 18:31 (one year ago) Permalink

cool story

mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 18:44 (one year ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 18:46 (one year ago) Permalink

"Neverauskas about this again."

Andy K, Friday, 9 March 2018 19:36 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

love too start the season with three in detroit followed by a classic home opener matchup with the twins

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 02:14 (one year ago) Permalink

get a brain! morans

mookieproof, Monday, 2 April 2018 17:45 (one year ago) Permalink

there goes the perfect season

mookieproof, Thursday, 5 April 2018 04:40 (one year ago) Permalink

Felipe Rivero has changed his name to Felipe Vázquez
The Pirates closer's jersey will reflect his new legal name sometime soon

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 01:22 (one year ago) Permalink

btw current playoff odds are at 17.1%! too bad they can't play the tigers and reds all the time

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 01:24 (one year ago) Permalink

offensive juggernaut

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:36 (one year ago) Permalink

ok so what is up with this team

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:15 (one year ago) Permalink

hitting way over their heads, have played like 1.25 decent teams out of four

the pitching is still near the bottom of the league overall, and while trevor williams seems like a good guy, being 3-0 with a 1.56 ERA is a bit much

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:25 (one year ago) Permalink

you could listen to Mookie’s rational take or you could believe like me that Moran’s .911 OPS will be sustained for the whole season.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:28 (one year ago) Permalink

i want to believe! they're a fun team, i think. also it's fun when they beat the cubs, so

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 02:52 (one year ago) Permalink

every team is fun when they're hitting .278/.353/.479 (including pitchers!)

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

What is worse in life, to have your team have a terrible start and then rise to mediocre baseball or having them get to a good start and then slide slowly back to mediocre baseball?

earlnash, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:02 (one year ago) Permalink

the latter results in several more wins at the end of the season! which is good if the team barely squeaks into the playoffs, and for attendance. and bad in terms of the draft pick at the end of the season.

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 22:57 (one year ago) Permalink

the latter results in two weeks of excitement! so that's cool

and in the pirates' specific case, it earns them some goodwill the franchise desperately needs (but doesn't really deserve) after an ugly offseason

mookieproof, Friday, 13 April 2018 23:16 (one year ago) Permalink

rip first place

mookieproof, Saturday, 21 April 2018 23:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I’m sure the young man upset at himself for missing the Moran home-run ball will see worse defense from a Tiger by the time he leaves the stadium.

Andy K, Wednesday, 25 April 2018 20:48 (one year ago) Permalink

Third baseman Jung Ho Kang has been granted a work visa to re-enter the United States and will rejoin the Pirates in the coming days.

Kang, 31, has not played for the club since being convicted of a third drunk-driving offense in South Korea in January 2017. Without a work visa, he was unable to play for the Pirates last season.

It’s not immediately clear how long it will take Kang to get in game shape or when he could be placed on the active roster.


mookieproof, Thursday, 26 April 2018 19:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Kang ended up missing the entire 2017 season. He did play briefly in the Dominican Winter League recently, but that stint was cut short when he failed to perform with his new team.

what does "failed to perform" mean?

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 April 2018 21:39 (one year ago) Permalink

he hit .143/.219/.202 in 24 games

i imagine conditions are difficult for korean players in the dominican winter league, but

mookieproof, Friday, 27 April 2018 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

i mean, that's not THAT bad, sheesh. right now adam duvall is hitting .159/.247/.329 in 24 games. ok, i guess that's pretty bad

Karl Malone, Friday, 27 April 2018 21:55 (one year ago) Permalink

NEW: Pirates Fan Given Ultimatum: Remove Anti-Nutting Shirt or Leave PNC Park - #Pirates

— Pirates Prospects (@pirateprospects) April 28, 2018

Karl Malone, Saturday, 28 April 2018 20:16 (one year ago) Permalink

gotta love these throwback uniforms. the google image search for "Pirates Tekulve Baseball" is so good.

Karl Malone, Sunday, 29 April 2018 17:44 (one year ago) Permalink

the unis are great but the throwback hats are terrible -- instead of wearing the real stovepipe caps they've just put lines around regular-style caps ugh

tbh the 1971-style uniforms they wore on sundays a few years ago were actually classic; these are just 'fun'

mookieproof, Sunday, 29 April 2018 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

cutch returns : /

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2018 21:47 (one year ago) Permalink

The pirates are good

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Thursday, 17 May 2018 02:43 (one year ago) Permalink

they've done very well against bad teams and okay against good teams; i guess that's all one can ask

stealing corey dickerson from an even more egregiously cheap team was a nice move!

mookieproof, Thursday, 17 May 2018 03:10 (one year ago) Permalink

and then they dropped three straight at home to the padres

mookieproof, Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:17 (one year ago) Permalink

moe jusgrove

mookieproof, Saturday, 26 May 2018 02:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink


mookieproof, Friday, 1 June 2018 03:03 (eleven months ago) Permalink

will austin meadows continue to rule so hard

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 June 2018 18:20 (eleven months ago) Permalink

probably not, but it's pretty cool! he's been up for two weeks and already has more homers than the very disappointing first baseman

mookieproof, Sunday, 3 June 2018 21:46 (eleven months ago) Permalink

hey, look who's .500

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 03:12 (eleven months ago) Permalink

The pirates are good

― obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Wednesday, May 16, 2018 10:43 PM

4-13 since you typed this . . . thank's

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 June 2018 03:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

iirc you weren’t enthusiastic enough about how good they were, causing them to tailspin

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Friday, 8 June 2018 16:35 (eleven months ago) Permalink

god help any team whose record is based on my enthusiasm

mookieproof, Friday, 8 June 2018 16:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three errors in the first inning = five unearned runs = never reaching .500 again

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:52 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

in two games at known launching pad dodger stadium, the pirates have been outscored 25-4 and outhomered 10-2

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 July 2018 20:11 (ten months ago) Permalink

played five games in july

allowed 53 runs

mookieproof, Saturday, 7 July 2018 20:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

well look who's over .500

at least we don't have to worry about the team making bad trades in an effort to compete, because lol

mookieproof, Sunday, 22 July 2018 03:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

passed St Louis!

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 July 2018 03:03 (nine months ago) Permalink

thread title sadly out of date : /

the chris archer era has not begun well, but unless he's completely terrible i think he'll fill the role of everyone's favorite pirate since the jettisoning of cutch

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 August 2018 01:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

Gerrit Cole games with 20+ swing & misses by season
2018: 7
2017: 0
2016: 0
2015: 0
2014: 0

— Daren Willman (@darenw) August 16, 2018

mookieproof, Thursday, 16 August 2018 14:12 (nine months ago) Permalink

ahh, back under .500, good job everyone

mookieproof, Saturday, 18 August 2018 05:24 (nine months ago) Permalink

the most average sports team in modern history?

na (NA), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 14:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

mookieproof, Tuesday, 11 September 2018 20:20 (eight months ago) Permalink

supposedly they're considering calling up kang for their final series

what a tremendous idea, kudos

mookieproof, Thursday, 27 September 2018 22:00 (seven months ago) Permalink

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