Benz: ‘The Phillies Series Was Fun But…’

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I’ll admit it. This is probably “the wrong” reaction to have to that Pirates 6-3 win last night in Philadelphia.

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Will Andrew McCutchen be the Next Pittsburgh Icon to Go?

Is Andrew McCutchen next?

Local sports fans just gave Marc-Andre Fleury a long good-bye when he and about half a million of them exchanged waves during the Stanley Cup parade.

His good-bye piece in the Player’s Tribune put a nice finishing touch on it and showed why he was so popular. It’s hard to remember any star in any Pittsburgh sport getting a better send-off or having been more deserving.

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Perrotto: Pirates Should Have Never Hesitated In Extending Huntington, Hurdle

Ken Rosenthal reported last weekend that the Pirates have decided to grant extensions to general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle, whose contracts are set to expire at the end of the season.

The Pirates haven’t announced it yet and it’s hard to tell when they will. They always seem to enjoy being secretive over such matters.

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The Pirates Need to Give Elias Diaz His Chance

It may have taken nine years to happen, and it may be very temporary, but for the time being, Elias Diaz is the starting catcher for the Pirates.

With Chris Stewart recovering from a hamstring injury and Francisco Cervelli being placed on the seven day concussion disabled list Wednesday, Diaz is finally getting an honest look in the majors. The circumstances could obviously be better, but it’s the opportunity he’s wanted and deserves.

“In my minor league career, I’ve been an everyday catcher, so here in the big leagues, that’s what I want to do,” Diaz said Thursday. “It’s no different to me.”

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