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NL MVP: The case for co-MVP

It's a close call for NL MVP between McCutchen and Goldschmidt. Maybe a dead heat?

It’s a close call for NL MVP between McCutchen and Goldschmidt. Maybe a dead heat? There are a lot of candidates being proposed for this year’s NL MVP, most of them deserving of mention in some way. In Los Angeles, Yasiel Puig rejuvenated a team that was floundering to the point where its manager was thought to be weeks from replacement. More...

by Paul West | Published 7 months ago

NL wild card race
By Paul West On Thursday, September 19th, 2013
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NL Wild Card race: five key supporting characters

The NL wild card race will be determined when the Reds and Pirates play six times in each team’s last nine games. (Joe Robbins/Getty Images) As the Major League Baseball season winds down, the Atlanta Braves More...

Clint Hurdle has the Pirates in the thick of the NL Central race.
By R. Lincoln Harris On Monday, September 9th, 2013
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Handicapping the NL Central race

  Clint Hurdle hopes the Pirates’ bubble doesn’t burst down the stretch. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) The sad spectacle of watching the two also-rans of the National League Central — the More...

Travis Snider gets high fives.
By Paul West On Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

How far can the Pittsburgh Pirates go?

  Travis Snider’s home run helped the Pittsburgh Pirates get over the .500 hump for the first time since 1993. In case you missed it, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their 81st game, clinching their first More...

Pittsburgh Pirates Pedro Alvarez gets a hit.
By Steve Randel On Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Latino players leading Pirates to postseason

  The addition of Francisco Liriano may be just what Pittsburgh needed to return to the playoffs. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) Football preseason is already here and so is the usual frenzy. But for folks More...

Alex Rios connects for a hit.
By Chol Souders On Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Yankees, Pirates pushing hard for Alex Rios

    All eyes are on Alex Rios as the trade deadline nears. Alex Rios continues to be a hot name being brought up as the trade deadline nears. ¬†Most speculation has Rios being traded to either the New More...

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