Are the Pirates on the path to wasting their most valuable asset?
Sofa-scouting the mechanics of two high-profile pitching prospects.
Does FIP tell the truth about Liriano, or is his ERA a better indication of his talent?
Led by two potential top-of-the-rotation arms, the Pirates’ system is one of baseball’s most impact-heavy collections of talent.
Breaking down a pair of position player prospects who made major strides in the Pirates’ system this season.
Ben and Sam discuss whether a team should have claimed Joe Mauer, what he’s worth, and what his future will look like, then talk about the end of Erik Bedard’s stay in Pittsburgh and how sad it is when a guy who’s always either good or injured goes bad.
This year’s Pirates haven’t crumbled like last year’s Pirates, and the reasons why start with team defense.
Baseball Prospectus and the Royalman Report Present All-Star Sunday at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum
Pedro Alvarez’s big-league career hasn’t begun quite as the Pirates hoped it would, but will his future be more like Brad Eldred’s or Jose Bautista’s?