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Pirates need a plan at shortstop after Jordy Mercer heads to Motor City

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Ian Hanford is the author of this article. Jordy Mercer’s seven-year career with the Pittsburgh Pirates came to a close…

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MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates

Top free agent shortstop options for Pirates; Is Jordy Mercer the best fit?

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With the offseason a little over a month away, the Pittsburgh Pirates have some needs to fill. It can’t be…

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An ode to Jordy Mercer

For obvious reasons, a lot of baseball analysis is focused on elite performances, changes in talent level, and young players…

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Pittsburgh Pirates agree to contracts, avoid arbitration with three of four eligible players

The Pittsburgh Pirates have successfully avoided arbitration by agreeing to contracts with two three of their four arb-eligible players. As of…

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Are there any non-tender candidates on the Pittsburgh Pirates?

The deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players is fast approaching. Are any of the the four eligible Pittsburgh…

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2017 Year In Review: Jordy Mercer sees disappointing end to roller coaster season

Like many members of the Pittsburgh Pirates, the 2017 season was a strange one for shortstop Jordy Mercer. Pittsburgh Pirates…

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Pittsburgh Pirates positional preview: Shortstop

This offseason, Pirates Breakdown will look at how each Pittsburgh Pirates position will probably shape up for 2018 and into…

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How much has Jordy Mercer’s value increased? 

Jordy Mercer seems like an improved player in 2017.  What has this done to his perceived value in the Pittsburgh…

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Jordy Mercer tearing up right-handed pitching

Pittsburgh Pirates’ shortstop Jordy Mercer has simply been on fire as of late. The Pittsburgh Pirates have had a legitimate…

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Gauging Jordy Mercer’s true value to the Pittsburgh Pirates

The general consensus among average Pittsburgh Pirates fans is that Jordy Mercer is an average shortstop, offensively and defensively. Let’s…

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Pittsburgh Pirates Keep or Trade: Jordy Mercer

Last week in our “Keep or Trade” series, we looked at the Pittsburgh Pirates top two options for third base…

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Jordy Mercer’s Power Surge Examined

The Pittsburgh Pirates May See a Power Surge from an Unexpected Source in Jordy Mercer   Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer…

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Pittsburgh Pirates Takeaways & Throwaways – Mercer Grand Slam Powers Pirates to Victory

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 5-3 tonight, winning the second game in this four game series. Jordy Mercer…

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Pittsburgh Pirates Takeaways & Throwaways- Force Strong with Cole on Star Wars Night

The Pittsburgh Jedi (Pirates) defeated the Seattle Sith (Mariners) tonight 10-1 on Star Wars Night at PNC Park. Here are the takeaways…

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Should Pirates Consider Trading Jordy Mercer?

With the annual Trade Deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to be in full buy mode. While the offense…

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Can Jordy Mercer’s Improvement at the Plate Last?

Jordy Mercer has started the 2016 season on a pace unmatched in his career. But what has caused such a…

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 Projections – Jordy Mercer

Fully recovered from a knee injury he suffered in 2015, Jordy Mercer looks to recover the offense that made him…

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Jordy Mercer, Pirates avoid arbitration with one-year deal

Jordy Mercer and the Pittsburgh  Pirates avoid arbitration by agreeing on a 1-year/$2.075 Million deal   According to Jon Heyman…

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