1. Albert Pujols: How Does Chris Carpenter's Extension Affect Pujols' Deal?

    With Chris Carpenter safely on board for another two years, the St. Louis Cardinals ' payroll continues to surge toward the $100 million mark...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 684 reads 0 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Pirates: Prospect Profile on Young No. 1 Pick Gerrit Cole

    In 2008, young high school pitcher Gerrit Cole was drafted by the team of his dreams, the New York Yankees . Cole turned down the opportunity, and the guaranteed millions of dollars, opting instead to attend UCLA...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 898 reads 6 comments

  3. Pittsburgh Pirates Injury Report: Andrew McCutchen To Play, Derrek Lee Activated

    Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is back in the lineup Saturday after being struck on his left hand on Friday by Cubs hurler Ryan Dempster in the first inning of Friday's game in Chicago...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 270 reads 0 comments

  4. Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers: Out of Sync, Out of Shape, or Just Out of Gas?

    Entering the final month of the season, the pitching staff of the Pittsburgh Pirates continues to falter. The losses continue to mount, even against bottom-feeders such as the Houston Astros ...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 185 reads 0 comments

  5. 2011 Feel-Good Pirates vs. the 1979 Real-Good Version

    It's fairly obvious that, when you compare the 2011 Pirates to the 1979 World Series Champion Pirates, the current edition has a long way to go before becoming true contenders...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 795 reads 3 comments

  6. 'March Madness'-Style Change to NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Format Would Be Electric

    Imagine a playoff where any team could face any other team in the Stanley Cup Final. Wouldn’t it be incredible to see the Penguins vs. the Capitals …or Montreal vs...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 419 reads 15 comments

  7. Who Will Still Be a Pittsburgh Pirate When the Team Becomes a Contender?

    When Pirate fans were finally able to peer through the smoke from the ashes of their recent fall from playoff contention, one certain observation stood quite evident: a division title won't be won with this current group of players...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 3,707 reads 15 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Pirates Raising 2012 Ticket Prices to Bank Money for Free Agents?

    It's going to cost a little more to see your new-and-improved Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. Rob Biertempfel, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review , reported today that the Pittsburgh Pirates will be increasing ticket prices for the 2012 baseball season...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 980 reads 3 comments

  9. Pittsburgh Pirates: 8 Insane Reasons for the Pirates' Dizzying Free-Fall

    Baseball is a long season. There are highs and there are lows. The Pittsburgh Pirates captivated a nation this summer by claiming first place toward the end of July...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 293 reads 5 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Pirates: It's Over, No Storybook Ending for the Pirates in 2011

    It's over, Bucco fans. The clock has struck midnight and the Cinderella Pirates have been thrown from the pumpkin coach—tattered, torn and tousled. What great fun it was, dancing at the Mid-Summer Ball with all of the Central Division royalty...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 409 reads 4 comments

  11. Pittsburgh Pirates: Bucs' Comet Dimming as Team Quickly Fades

    Before the start of the 2011 baseball season, the chances of the Pirates making the playoffs were considered fairly astronomical...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 179 reads 1 comments

  12. Pittsburgh Pirates: Bucs' Offense in a Downward Spiral Since All-Star Break

    Pirates GM Neal Huntington needs to look no further than the numbers being posted by the Pirates since the All-Star break to realize the urgency for a consistent offensive acquisition...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about almost 3 years ago 447 reads 4 comments

  13. Pittsburgh Pirates' Open Letter: Fans, 'Be Patient' with Neal Huntington

    Dear Pittsburgh Pirates Fans, It's been a great year, hasn't it? The Bucs have been hovering around first place for a while now. The whole city is rejuvenated. Baseball is meaningful again...

    David Gaston Written by David Gaston about 3 years ago 460 reads 9 comments