Welcome to our new Pirates blog!

This is more timely than an Andrew McCutchen catch in the gap or a Joel Hanrahan save in a one-run game. Yes, we finally have a Pirates blog as part of our SweetSpot network.

Welcome aboard to Paul Sporer, who has just launched Pitt Plank.

Check out some of the initial posts from Paul and teammate John Franco (no, not THAT John Franco), including an introduction of the players (McCutchen is the best Pirate since He Who Must Not Be Named) and a look at what the Pirates might do at the trade deadline.

Can the Pirates stay in the race? We don't know, but we know we're happy to have more Pirates coverage as part of our network.