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After Andrew McCutchen, Mercer has been the team’s most consistent player for nearly two months
There's no need for the Pirates to trade for a big-name closer; they already have one who is plenty capable in Mark Melancon.
Of all people, Pirates broadcaster and former star pitcher Steve Blass can relate to Pedro Alvarez's throwing woes at third base.
There’s reason for optimism entering the second half of the season, as the Pirates still have a legitimate chance to win the division.
The redux of “The Decision” for NBA superstar LeBron James presents the possibility of even more sports heartache for poor Cleveland.
Fans might like blockbuster deals, but Pirates GM Neal Huntington is doing the right thing by keeping focus on the present and the future.
Ron Cook: Josh Harrison has done it all for the Pirates this season, and now he is rewarded with a spot on the All-Star team.
The Pirates have capable replacements if Clint Hurdle's bum hip forces him away from the game, but he sure is fighting off that scenario.
Gerrit Cole leaves game early because of back soreness, but his departure only meant the Pirates were erring on the side of caution.
Hurdle knows he's lucky to get to pencil in Polanco, Marte and McCutchen in his lineup. The fans are lucky to watch them, writes Ron Cook.
It’s not new GM Jim Rutherford’s fault, but the Penguins are not as good a team now as they were when he took over.
It‘s a good move for the Pirates to get Josh Harrison in the lineup as much as possible, but not at the expense of Pedro Alvarez.
It should be easy to say goodbye to Neal and his character issues after he was traded Friday, but it's hard to see his skills leave,
With Gregory Polanco showing why he was considered such a valuable commodity, the remainder of the summer has a chance to be pretty fun.
With second baseman Neil Walker and pitcher Gerrit Cole returning from the DL this week, Pirates face some tough decisions.