1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Observations from This Weekend's Pirates-Mets Series

    As a native New Yorker, I don't get to see the Pittsburgh Pirates live very often so when the Bucs do come to town, I make an effort to catch as many games as I can...

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  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: 10 Pirate Prospects with the Highest Ceilings

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are starting to see results from their long rebuilding plan, and the growth of the farm system is a big reason for these results...

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  3. Pittsburgh Pirates' Young Relief Pitchers Show Their Potential

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' bullpen has been stellar this year, leading the Bucs to a strong start despite a very challenging April...

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  4. Pittsburgh Pirates Are Thriving Despite Challenging Schedule

    Following their 6-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates have fully put their poor first week of the season in the rear view...

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  5. 5 Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Who Have Started 2013 on a Good Note

    After a difficult first week of the 2013 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have put themselves in the exact position they want to be in heading into the end of April...

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  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: The Bucs' 10 Worst Free Agent Signings Since 2000

    The Pittsburgh Pirates received a fair amount of attention this offseason when they signed catcher Russell Martin to a two year, $17 million contract that represented the franchise's most expensive free-agent acquisition ever...

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  7. Pittsburgh Pirates: 5 Encouraging Starts Amid the Bucs' Early-Season Slump

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have not gotten off to the start they had hoped for in 2013, opening the season with a 3-6 record while playing generally uninspiring baseball...

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  8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Wandy Rodriguez Injury Could Spell Trouble for Rotation

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' difficult start to the 2013 season encountered another obstacle Monday night, as starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez left the Bucs' 5-3 victory in the third inning with a tight left hamstring...

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  9. 2013 NFL Draft: Should the New York Jets Draft a Guard at No. 9 Overall?

    ESPN's Todd McShay has posted an update to his most recent mock draft, and he has the New York Jets going in a different first-round direction than recent projections. With Barkevious Mingo off the board at No...

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  10. Pittsburgh Pirates Need to Improve Approach at the Plate

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have started 2013 in a very similar manner to 2012, struggling to get anything going at the plate...

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  11. Pittsburgh Pirates: Best, Worst Case Scenarios for Every Bucs' Starter in 2013

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the 2013 season looking to improve upon the exciting, yet ultimately disappointing campaigns of 2011 and 2012...

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  12. New York Jets Adding Depth, Increasing Flexibility in Free Agency

    The New York Jets have had an expectedly rough offseason, losing several starters and failing to make any large acquisitions due to salary cap limitations...

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  13. Pittsburgh Pirates Season Preview: Relief Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the 2013 season with more questions at the relief-pitcher position than usual...

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  14. 2013 NFL Draft: Observations on Todd McShay's Two-Round Mock for New York Jets

    Todd McShay 's most recent mock draft is out (ESPN Insider), and this version features both first- and second-round projections...

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  15. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Preview: Starting Pitcher

    The Pittsburgh Pirates ' starting rotation has been a key component of the team's first-half success in 2011 and 2012, keeping the team afloat while the offense struggled at the start of the season...

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  16. Pittsburgh Pirates Season Preview: Outfield

    As the Pittsburgh Pirates ' young talent has started to graduate from their farm system in recent years, their outfield has become a much more exciting unit...

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  17. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Preview: Corner Infield

    The play of the Pittsburgh Pirates ' corner infielders could go a long way towards determining the success of the team's offense this season...

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  18. Pittsburgh Pirates' Season Preview: Middle Infield

    Good teams are built up the middle, and while the Pirates are gradually improving on that front, they still have plenty of work to do. The middle infield positions are a great example...

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  19. NFL Free Agency: How Will the New York Jets Replace Sione Pouha, Mike DeVito?

    The New York Jets ' salary cap troubles were on display from the outset of free agency, as Gang Green released veteran defensive tack Sione Po'uha Tuesday ahead of a pending Thursday guarantee of his 2013 salary...

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  20. World Baseball Classic: Jameson Taillon Shines in Canada's Loss to United States

    Canada wasn't able to pull off the upset in Sunday's World Baseball Classic matchup against the United States, but the Pittsburgh Pirates ' top prospect Jameson Taillon acquitted himself well against Team USA's star-studded lineup...

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  21. New York Jets: What "Play Like a Jet" Means to Me

    On Twitter, this week, New York Jets ' beat writer Manish Mehta posed a question to fans based on one of Rex Ryan 's more well-known sayings ...

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  22. Pittsburgh Pirates Season Preview: Catcher

    The Pirates have struggled to find their catcher of the present, as veteran acquisitions like Rod Barajas have failed to perform, and no homegrown players have grabbed a firm hold of the job...

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  23. Pittsburgh Pirates: Early Spring Training Trends and Observations

    The first week of Spring Training has come and gone, and there are a few interesting developments within the Pirates organization. The majority of Spring Training results are meaningless (Andrew McCutchen isn't going to bat ...

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  24. David Garrard Is Just One Piece of the New York Jets' Quarterback Puzzle

    The rumored mutual interest between David Garrard and the New York Jets is a good thing for the Jets, both because it is good to see New York proactively addressing their weakness at quarterback and because of what Garrard brings to the table...

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  25. New York Jets Should Steer Clear of Drafting Manti Te'o

    Some NFL team may get a bargain in Manti Te'o in this year's NFL draft, as the linebacker's stock has fallen faster than all but a few players in recent memory. The New York Jets should not be that team...

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