State By State Bucco History Part V

by battlingbucs | Jan 07, 2016 - 4:38 PM
This is the continuation of my ATP (All Time Pirates) series but I have opted to change the name to make it a little more obvious what is covered in the topic. As a quick recap this is a running series of mine that digs into the Pirates past and takes a look at it from various different angles. This particular exercise is looking at it from the player's place of birth. Each US state, the District of Columbia and each foreign country will be investigated in the attempt to build a team. For more specifics check out the introductory post here.

In part V I will be covering position players from what I call class B locations. By class B locations I am referring to locations that have between 51 and 75 position players (there are now only 2 locations remaining). We are now in locations where there will be a few players cut who actually had legitimately decent careers with the Pirates but the fact is there just isn't room for them on their team's roster. In short these places at one time or another have been baseball hot beds for the Pirates and they have found a lot of talent from these locations.

Illinois
Lineup
George Cutshaw, 2B
Freddie Lindstrom, LF
Ed Swartwood, RF
Garrett Jones, 1B
Hal Smith, C
Rob Mackowaik, CF
Frankie Gustine, 3B
Dick Schofield, SS

Bench
Harry Decker, C
Phil Masi, C
Del Howard, 1B/OF
Dick Bartell, 2B/SS
Alex McCarthy, IF
Lonnie Smith, OF
Marvell Wynne, OF

Notes: Atop the lineup Cutshaw is a solid second baseman with good defense and good speed but his bat is a little light. In the second spot Lindstrom gives the lineup a solid OBP guy in front of the big hitters. Swartwood in the third spot is the best player and hitter on the team and following him Jones gives the team its best power threat. Smith didnít play with the Pirates much receiving fewer than 500 PA but he is a roughly league average bat that deepens the lineup. Rob Mackowiak in the 6th spot is a super utility player but this... [Read More]
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#Pirates Sign Neftali Feliz.. Our Future Reclamation Closer?

by Kipper | Jan 06, 2016 - 2:32 PM
Today the Pirates signed Pitcher Neftali Feliz formerly of Texas and Detroit. He's struggled in recent years but is still young at 27 and only 5 years removed from saving 40 games for the Rangers at the age of 22. The kid has been hit with the injury bug pretty badly, and seems to need a little TLC

He's given up A LOT of hits per 9. Almost double what he was allowing when he was an extremely dominant young pitcher. Could he just need a little love from Uncle Ray? A little better defense behind him? His GB/FB ratio isnt much different than it was 5 years ago. There's more line drives going through. IF this guy can regain his form, at his age, the Pirates would be set for many years going into the future at Closer, since this is most likely Mark Melancon's last year her.
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The Gathering 2016!!

by Kipper | Jan 05, 2016 - 3:01 PM
Planning for the 2016 Gathering is on it's way! Myself and Steelreign decided to get this started off a little earlier than last year. We are also doing things slightly different but hopefully with less confusion this time around.

The OFFICIAL DATE for the 2016 Gathering :

Date : Saturday - July 9
Against : Chicago Cubs
Time : 7:15pm
TV : FOX
Section : ???
Cost : $50
Parking : Gold Lot 1
Start : Gates open 3:05pm (tentatively)

Ticket price is subject to change. That is a "safe" estimate for Group Tickets based on last season for a "Gold" Premier tier game, as this would be since it's a Saturday game. We want to get the best group tickets possible. The Pittsburgh Pirates haven't released their 2016 Ticket prices yet, so the price could change.

What we are going to do this year for those that find $50 to be a little steep to make at once, is allowing people to make payments incrementally into the PSF Paypal account. You have 4 months to pay towards your ticket. If we get group tickets for cheaper then we are estimating, then we will reimburse everyone at the game the difference.

WE plan on purchasing the tickets by Mid April -- April 15th to be the cutoff. This way everything is taken care of way in advance and we can spend the next 3 months or so worry-free and planning properly!

To access the PSF Paypal Account. You can find the Link below. Once you goto the Donate page, scroll to the bottom and click on the yellow "Donate" button to be taken to Paypal. If you have any issues with access, please use your browser on your PC/Laptop. I tested this link with my iPhone and was taken to Paypal with no problems.

http://www.pghsportsforum.com/index.php?pageid=donate

Any questions, contact me or Steelreign. (pghsportsforum@gmail.com)

HEAD COUNT :

Kipper (1)
DGLewis (1) PAID
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2016 Steeler Pro Bowl Selections

by sluggermatt15 | Dec 24, 2015 - 4:33 PM
The Pittsburgh Steelers had 3 players named to the 2016 Pro Bowl - QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Antonio Brown, OG David DeCastro.

Discussion points:
-What do you make of the selections?
-Are there any players you thought should have been chosen but were not?
-Surprising no defensive players were selected from Pittsburgh?


My take:
-Antonio Brown was an obvious selection. Arguably the top WR in the NFL in 2015, it was inevitable Brown was going. To go beyond the Pro Bowl, Brown is an All-Pro player.
-Ben makes sense. His resurgence is most definitely deserving of the honor, despite not playing in every game this season. Ben's performance has led him to be one of the top NFL QBs in 2015.
-I don't have an opinion on DeCastro. Honestly I do not pay attention to offensive line stats or watch him closely during games. Hats off to him on the honor.
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State By State Bucco History Part IV

by battlingbucs | Dec 24, 2015 - 11:41 AM
This is the continuation of my ATP (All Time Pirates) series but I have opted to change the name to make it a little more obvious what is covered in the topic. As a quick recap this is a running series of mine that digs into the Pirates past and takes a look at it from various different angles. This particular exercise is looking at it from the player's place of birth. Each US state, the District of Columbia and each foreign country will be investigated in the attempt to build a team. For more specifics check out the introductory post here.

In part IV I will be covering position players from what I call class C locations. By class C locations I am referring to locations that have between 31 and 50 position players. These locations end up having more than half of their eligible players miss out on the final roster and all have enough to amply fill each roster spot with a qualified candidate. In short we are now starting getting into locations that are or at least were really known for producing quality baseball players.

Dominican Republic

Lineup
Matty Alou, CF
Tony Pena, C
Starling Marte, LF
Pedro Alvarez, 1B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Manny Mota, RF
Frank Taveras, SS
Abraham Nunez, 2B

Bench
Ronny Paulino, C
Rafael Belliard, 2B/SS
Nelson Liriano, IF
Jose Bautista, 3B/OF
Gregory Polanco, OF
Jose Guillen, OF
Manny Jimenez, OF

Notes: The top of the lineup features the speedy Matty Alou and Tony Pena who is probably the teamís best player giving the Dominicans a nice 1-2 punch to lead things off. Starling Marte solts in as probably the most balanced player on the team and could be just a year or two away from taking over as the teamís best player. In the middle of the order Alvarez and Ramirez gives the lineup some legitimate thump. Mota in the sixth hole gives the lineup some nice depth and Taveras in the 7th spot is your prototypical strong defensive shortstop who struggles with the bat. Rounding out the lineup... [Read More]
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