The Altoona Mirror Mehnoen-usThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:24:20 EDTThu, 28 Jul 2016 16:24:20 EDT helps turn Cubs into bullyhttp://www.altoonamirror.com - It's ironic that the Chicago Cubs acquired shutdown closer Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees. The Cubs are becoming the Yankee.Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRoot sports shines with kids reactionshttp://www.altoonamirror.com - It was a one in a million shot that paid huge dividends. Root Sports' compulsion to show crowd shots during Pirates broadcasts finally resulted in something worthwhile.Sun, 24 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTGetting Bell work in OF a good movehttp://www.altoonamirror.com - Some more thoughts on the Pirates: n Josh Bell is going to play some outfield? Good. That could be a quicker ticket to the major leagues for him. It makes sense to get him some work there so his versatility increases.Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTWhat can you do with Niese, Kang?http://www.altoonamirror.com - Some quick takes on the Pirates: n General manager Neal Huntington is usually ultra-guarded in his public comments, but he had no problem expressing his buyers remorse on Jon Niese.Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTPirates in dire need of pitchinghttp://www.altoonamirror.com - It's the All-Star break, but there's no time off for Neal Huntington. The Pirates' general manager is looking for ways to improve a team that is in the wild card race and has an outside shot to climb back in the division race.Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT