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Pirates should deploy opener more often in 2022

Dillon Peters started one game in an opener role this season, but Derek Shelton should consider doing it more.

Defense defines Roberto Perez’s role in Pittsburgh

Perez won two Gold Gloves in 2019 and 2020.

With Newman out, who’s the Pirates shortstop?

Derek Shelton has options. Maybe not that one, though.

Five takeaways from Pirates Opening Day

While there wasn’t much to smile about, there were SOME positives.

Soaking in the greatest sports time of the year

The middle part of March to early April should always be circled on calendars

Bryan Reynolds’ arbitration case is another reminder of what’s wrong with baseball

The two sides could not agree to deal before Tuesday’s arbitration deadline.

Despite persistent rumors, potential Bryan Reynolds trade makes no sense

Reynolds is a piece the Pirates need to commit to long term.

The infield shift ban is no big deal

Requiring infielders to remain at home is an easy change.

Pirates ownership: Not terminally unique

We need some excitement around here.

Baseball talk has been the biggest casualty of the lockout

Hot-stove conversation is the lifeblood of the game.

Where the heck have the Pirates been during labor negotiations?

No appearances, no statements, nothing.

Hall of Fame election once again sparks controversy

Ortiz in, Bonds, Clemens, Schilling left out

New Years Resolutions for the Pirates in 2022

Four things the Pirates can improve on as an organization.

New Years Eve is the anniversary of Roberto Clemente’s death

A tough day for Bucs fans.

Merry Christmas from Bucs Dugout!

I’ll drink to that too, Santa!

Pirates moves signal changing of the guard

Stallings, Kuhl, Moran, Brault gone, young players handed keys.

How the lockout affects the Pirates (sort of)

Baseball’s got bigger problems than a work stoppage can solve.

Happy Thanksgiving from Bucs Dugout

We hope you all have a nice holiday!

Will Pirates regret their Tahnaj Thomas decision?

Orioles castoff Eric Hanhold has a roster spot that should have gone to young right-hander

What year could Pirates realistically compete?

What is the ideal target year for Pittsburgh to win again?

How untouchable is Bryan Reynolds?

Would the Pirates be willing to sacrifice their top standout in a rebuild?

Bring him home: Why the Pirates should consider reuniting with Andrew McCutchen

Are you even a real Pirates fan if you disagree with this?

Potential options to become the next Pirates hitting coach

Who could bring the Pirates’ bats to life moving forward?

Ben Cherington then and now

The intangibles of Derek Shelton

Shelty’s a little less green, but he’s still learning.

Pirates organization ranks fifth in overall 2021 MiLB standings

Greensboro and Bradenton lead the way.

It’s time for Roberto Clemente’s No. 21 to be retired across baseball

Roberto Clemente left a lasting impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates and game of baseball

Pirates roll the dice on former Japanese star Yoshi Tsutsugo

Yoshi Tsutsugo can’t catch a break in the MLB... or can he?

Is Derek Shelton the right fit for the Pirates moving forward?

Shelton needs more time to be evaluated properly

Thoughts on the Pirates at the halfway point

Things are looking up, kids.

A farewell to Bucs Dugout

Moving on, but you will all be missed.

What do I know about the Pirates, anyway?

The losing streak ends, then the winning streak ends.