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Nicastro: I Dreamed a Dream about Bryce Harper and the Pirates

By: pbdstaff | February 16, 2019 Michael Nicastro is the author of this piece. It’s October 22nd, 2019. The Pirates trail the defending National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the bottom of the 9th in Game 7 of the National League Division Series. Two on, two outs with Kenley Jansen in to shut the door and send the Dodgers back to the Championship Series. Into the box steps Pirates right fielder and MVP favorite Bryce Harper. PNC Park erupts as fans can taste their first trip back to the NLCS since 1992. The windup and the pitch…ball...

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Pirates should make it a priority to call up Ke'Bryan Hayes in 2019

By: pbdstaff | February 15, 2019 Anthony Scherer is the author of this piece. In 2018 the Pirates didn’t rely heavily on their minor leaguers to help them have a winning a season, but if they want to compete and get better in 2019 there is one that should be up soon. Ke’Bryan Hayes should be the first of many Pirates call ups this season. Hayes is coming off a really solid season in Double-A, he hit .293, had 7 home runs and 47 RBIs, and also stole 12 bases. Plenty of scouts also think that that he has...

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Pirates offseason falling short of expectations

By: pbdstaff | January 24, 2019 Michael Nicastro is the author of this article. It is 20 degrees outside in Pittsburgh today. The return of our nation’s past-time feels light-years away, but it warms my soul like my grandmother’s ham and pea soup to know that pitchers and catchers will report in just three short weeks. Just like that, baseball will be back. Hope springs eternal, even if I can’t see out of my foggy windshield when trying to make a Pittsburgh left-turn. But for whatever reason, I just can’t seem to get that excited about the current state...

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