Yeah, yeah, so Josh Bell's an MVP candidate, Jordan Lyles is a Cy Young candidate and Felipe Vazquez is an Indomitable Master of All Domains candidate.
"What he's doing right now ..." Bryan Reynolds began before drawing a breath. "It's special." Yeah, sounds about right.
Hey, where'd everybody go? Maybe it's because the script had been so strikingly similar.
"Talk to me?" Kyle Crick replied when I'd sought to do exactly that. "Go talk to that guy. He's the man."
For as much fun as the 2019 Pirates could have been -- and in the most optimistic outlook, still could be -- there was always this element of fragility in...
I'll put forth 10 bullet-point questions below, on an array of topics, and your job is to tackle one -- just one! -- and address it in comments below.
"We've got to fight for the guys who are hurt. That's what everybody's saying in here right now. Play for the guy who can't play." Felipe Vazquez told me that.
Jung Ho Kang isn't the worst third baseman in all of Major League Baseball. He's got Zack Cozart to thank for that. Remember Cozart?
Jim Rutherford has no wish to trade Evgeni Malkin. Nor has he initiated the first move toward trying to trade Malkin.
Not without cause, the Steelers' dramatic drafting of Devin Bush has dominated discussion of their 2019 class. Everyone wanted defense, everyone wanted splash.
Art Rooney II, ever the proud papa with his expressions, was gently grinning a little extra, as if admiring a prodigy child knocking 'em dead at the piano recital.
"I know I'm going to hit." That was Francisco Cervelli back in Bradenton. I'd asked about the Pirates' offense. Challenged him, actually.
What do Sidney Crosby, Nikita Kucherov, Connor McDavid, Leon Draisaitl, Brad Marchand, Patrick Kane, Johnny Gaudreau, Steven Stamkos and Alexander Barkov have in common?
Everybody wants excitement from an NFL Draft and, thus, everybody wants the Steelers to trade up for the next Troy Polamalu or Santonio Holmes.
Baseball's beautiful. I'll bet it didn't feel that way to the Pirates or the 12,396 faithful at PNC Park on this Easter Sunday at roughly, oh, 4:24 p.m. Eastern Daylight...
"They're a little bit hungrier. They want more, like, to win. They're blocking shots, they're forechecking, backchecking, like ... they look like they want more to win."
Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel scoreless? OK, they're human. And in Guentzel's case, he's pushing through an injury that'd normally keep him out.
It's not the fire. It's the focus. And it's been that from the start.
Apparently, Mike Sullivan's plan for Game 2 of the Penguins' Stanley Cup playoff series against the Islanders will be to push the Game 1 plan right through the wringer.
Scratching Jack Johnson doesn't singularly set the stage for any Stanley Cup playoff outcome, and it'd be silly to suggest anything of the sort.