1. Pittsburgh Pirates: Keeping up with the Jones'

    The Steelers squeaked out a win to bring home the NFL's top piece of hardware. The Pens battled the Red Wings to get the same from the NHL. Big Ben and company are always a huge hit in the 'Burgh...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 176 reads 2 comments

  2. Pittsburgh Pirates "McLouth Trade" Revisited

    When I first heard the news, I was pissed off. I mean really pissed off. The Pirates traded away another All Star outfielder. That's two in the past 12 months. How dare Neil Hunnington do this to us! Hes no different from Cam Bonifay or Dave Littlefield.

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 260 reads 0 comments

  3. Pirates "Ship" Off Nate McLouth

    I'm a little taken back on this move. And as of now, I still haven't stopped to look at the players they received in return for Nate "The Great...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 164 reads 2 comments

  4. The Pittsburgh Pirates Have Many Questions, Barry Is The Answer!

    The Problem solver is the Pittsburgh Pirates is — sign Barry Bonds. Here's why: 1. Bonds brings a potent bat to the line up. 2. He'll put people in the seats 3. Pirates would get national attention 4...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 231 reads 2 comments

  5. Who Are the 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates? Roster Breakdown

    At this point, I want to take a look at the 25 man roster. Position by Position break down and what I expect from each of them. So lets roll! Catcher Ryan Doumit Will hit for average, and increase his power numbers this year...

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  6. Pittsburgh Pirates: “Best 25 Men” Going North

    Jessie Chaves gets the final roster spot over Evan Meek. Meek had pitched pretty well during the spring, but he just had some unfortunate events that have led him to be returned to the minors...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 122 reads 1 comments

  7. Pittsburgh Pirates: Shaggin Flies In the Outfiled, or the Bench

    The Pirates have a sudden rash of injuries in the outfield. Brandon Moss is the latest. Moss sprained the ligament in his right thumb in the second inning of Saturday's game against the Twins while trying to make a diving catch in right-center field...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 154 reads 1 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Pirates:The Forecast Is Partly Sunny

    The weather in Bradenton has been a little on the chilly side. Not “Pittsburgh cold” (wind chill -7 today), but cold for Florida standards. The Pirates are heating it up a bit. The Bucs are off to a sizzling 5-1 start...

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  9. Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Analysis: Mark Mulder, Where are you?

    Mark Mulder, I have been calling you. You aren't answering my calls. I’m wondering why. Why am I calling Mark you may ask? I’m calling him because he's exactly the low risk, high reward pick up the Pirates need...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 434 reads 0 comments

  10. Pittsburgh Pirates' Pedro Alvarez: Superstar on the horizon?

    Pedro Alvarez, he's the next big thing. When he is in the batters box and is hitting the ball, you know it without ever setting your eyes on him. Alvarez has that kind of pop in his bat, you know by sound...

    Jim Simmons Written by Jim Simmons about over 5 years ago 432 reads 0 comments