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Fantasy Baseball – Hardball High: Week One

Paul Goldschmidt Alright, class, school is in session. With the first two full weeks of Fantasy Baseball (and in the case of head-to-head leagues, the first matchups) in the books, we’re starting to get a better idea of the Fantasy Baseball 2014 outlook, separating contenders from pretenders. For the most part, those who invested in bats early have reaped the rewards. First round...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Pedro Alvarez’s Improving Eye

For the past few seasons Pedro Alvarez has been a huge tease – a solid performer, but a tease nonetheless. He has been a pain to own in head-to-head formats at times, but he’s also likely won your team’s match-ups singlehandedly a few times. Read the rest of this article by logging in or purchasing The Fix's "Front Office" package.
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Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended after six innings (video)

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates combined to set a Great American Ball Park record on Monday by smacking 10 home runs. To make the impressive display of power even more impressive is the teams accomplished the remarkable feat in a game suspended due to inclement weather. By the time the game was suspended in […] The post Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended...
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Cole, Leake will look to keep ball in the park

Gerrit Cole has made 21 starts in the regular season and two more in the postseason since making his major league debut 10 months ago, facing three of the Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central rivals three times apiece. He's yet to get a look at the Cincinnati Reds. Following the conclusion of Monday's homer-heavy contest that was suspended by rain, Cole will hope to keep the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Pittsburgh Pirates Travis Snider Uses His Face Instead Of Glove

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider who is affectionately known as “Lunchbox” for his admiration of meat decided to use his face as a lunch bucket. Snider slid for a dying quail on the right field foul-line and the ball inadvertently landed on his beak. The ball was ruled fair as it struck Snider in the face in fair territory sending the outfielder back to his position...
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Travis Snider drilled in face by popup while trying to make sliding catch (video)

Travis Snider did his best to make a spectacular sliding catch during Monday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds but ended up with a face-full of baseball as a reward for his efforts. During the bottom of the fourth inning, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier blooped a popup down the right field line. […] The post Travis Snider drilled in face by popup while...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Snider fails to catch fly ball with his face (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider had a bit of a mishap in the outfield when he was hit in the face with a fly ball during Monday night's game in Cincinnati.In the bottom of the fourth, Reds batter Todd Frazier hit a popup down the line into short right field. Snider made a sliding attempt to catch the ball as he crossed into...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reds-Pirates April 14 Rain Delay Information

Press release from the Reds: Tonight's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates was suspended at 10:56 p.m. after a 1 hour, 38-minute delay and will be completed tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled game at 7:10. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. The score is tied, 7-7, after 6 innings. Non-premium tickets may be exchanged at the box office for tomorrow's continuation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Travis Snider takes ball to the jaw going for catch

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider’s face does not catch popups nearly as well as his glove. During the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Snider attempted to make a sliding catch near the right-field foul line, only to have the fly ball just miss his glove and instead nail him right in the jaw. The play was initially ruled a foul ball...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco is on fire (VIDEO)

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but Gregory Polanco has lived up to the hype so far in Indianapolis. Here’s his stat line through Saturday night (10 games): 19-for-38, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 2 walks, 3 K’s, 1 SB, 2 CS. That’s a ridiculous triple-slash line of .500/.536/.763 Now, of course, that’s 10 games and he isn’t going to hit .500, but everyone expected...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the majors

The Pirates need to keep Tony Sanchez in the MLB and not relegate him back to Indianapolis. It has been rumored that the Pirates have plans to send Sanchez back to AAA once off-season acquisition Chris Stewart is healthy. Stewart is on the mend from a knee injury that he suffered in spring training and he has finally made his way to AAA Indianapolis. However Sanchez has looked solid...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Watch - Ankle Injury

The Pittsburgh Pirates pulled All-Star OF Andrew McCutchen from the game in the 8th inning tonight. The Pirates, and fantasy owners alike, can ill afford to be without McCutchen. Let's hope for the best!Tweets about "andrew mccutchen"
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?

Part 1 in a 2-part series.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug Two men, 6-8 years of extensions between them; image credit observer-reporter I’m in an odd place with Pirates’ GM Neal Huntington, and Manager Clint Hurdle.  At the start of the 2013 season, I felt the way many Pirates’ fans did- I assumed both were in their last years with the Pirates’ organization, after 2 straight...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

4/9 Pirates Opinions and Comments

Did you guys know that Brad Lincoln plays for the Phillies now? Remember the trade the Pirates made in 2012 that sent Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider? Remember how mad all the idiot hosts on The Fan were about it (namely Paul Alexander, who no longer has a job in Pittsburgh sports)? Can we revisit that trade real quick? So since the trade, Brad Lincoln has pitched 60.1 innings...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates fan dives over tarp to snag foul ball (Video)

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan in the front row dove over the tarp to snag himself a foul ball during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis.It happened when Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez hit a grounder into foul territory down the third base side. The fan leaped over the tarp and snagged the foul ball with his glove, falling onto the field into the process. Normally...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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