Smizik on Sports

Smizik on Sports


Bob Smizik: Pirates roster needs upgrades

The Pirates are probably not going to catch St. Louis, although that task is not as hopeless as some make it sound.

2 days ago


Bob Smizik: Smell the roses

Nobody asked me, but . . .

4 days ago


Bob Smizik: Waiting for Polanco

Since his debut on June 10 of last year, the Pirates outfielder has played what amounts to a full season -- 160 games, 529 at bats.

6 days ago


Bob Smizik: About that Melancon trade

It can take years to properly evaluate a trade.

1 week ago


 Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton throws Sunday during the first inning against the Nationals.

Bob Smizik: What is the future of the Pirates' starting rotation?

It's possible that the long-expected decline of the Pirates’ starting rotation might be upon us.

1 week ago


 Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer celebrates after his no-hitter baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park, Saturday, June 20, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 6-0.

Bob Smizik: Offense continues to stagger

Scherzer’s no hitter spotlights Pittsburgh’s shaky bats.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Who are Pirates’ All-Stars?

The MLB All-Star voting is drifting toward an end and it does not appear any Pirates will win a starting position.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Greatest pitching performances since . . .

Charlie Morton was the latest starter to perform at a close-to-perfect level.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Huntington’s excellent offseason reaping dividends

The Pirates' torrid play continued last night with a 11-0 rout of the Chicago White Sox at PNC Park.

2 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Who is Pirates MVP?

Nobody asked me, but . . .

3 weeks ago


Bob Smizik: Can the Cardinals be caught?

The Pirates remain six games behind the St. Louis Cardinals, who are 38-20, which is a 106-win pace.

3 weeks ago



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