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    Uviedo Has Another Strong Performance

    The Caribbean Leagues didn't have a lot of games last night, and not many of the Pirates players and friends got onto the fields.

    Venezuelan League:
    Tigres de Aragua 9, Cardinales de Lara 7
    DH Raul Chavez had a single in 4 at-bats for Aragua.

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    Frank Kremblas Named Indianapolis’ Manager

    The Pirates have announced that Frank Kremblas�has been hired to manage the AAA Indianapolis Indians. �Kremblas played for the Indians from 1993-96, when the team was part of the Cincinnati Reds' organization. �He began managing in 1998, and has spent the last four seasons managing the AAA Nashville Sounds in...

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    Duffy Signs With Brewers

    Former Pirate OF

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    Three Hits for Chavez; a Win For King

    Checking in on some of our Pirates, farmhands, and friends in Wednesday's winter ball games....

    Puerto Rican League:
    Leones de Ponce 3, Cangrejeros de Santurce 2 (11 innings)

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    Doumit, McLouth and the broadcasting booth

    Dejan reports that the Pirates are nearing a long-term deal with Ryan Doumit, while talks with Nate McLouth have slowed to the point that his agent referred to them as "close to dead." I have mentioned before that I feel much more comfortable giving a multi-year contract to McLouth than Doumit, so...

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    If the Pirates kept Bay and built through free agency

    In Dejan's Q&A today, someone questioned why the Pirates do not take advantage of the current market, in which prospects are arguably overvalued while free agents are undervalued. In the subsequent discussion, Dejan endorsed the idea that the Pirates should have held onto Jason Bay and tried to build a competitive team...

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    A Little Winter Hitting; An End to Hawaiian Baseball?

    Checking in on Pirates' farmhands and friends in

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    Winter League Weekend Wrap

    Catching up with the winter league play over the weekend...

    Mexican League:
    SS/OF Luis Cruz did not play in Obregon's games over the weekend -- his last game with the team was on Dec 10th.

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    Michaels signs with Astros

    We got some good news today, as the Astros have signed Jason Michaels to a one year, $750,000 deal. I was concerned that the Pirates might seriously be considering bringing him back, but it doesn't appear that they had any real interest. Michaels had some huge hits for us last season, but...

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    Is Adam LaRoche less valuable because of his dramatic splits?

    The Pirates offered arbitration to seven players before last night's deadline, retaining their rights. Nate McLouth, Adam LaRoche, Ryan Doumit, Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, John Grabow and Tyler Yates will each remain under team control. Reliever Denny Bautista was not offered a contract, making him a free agent. In this morning's post...

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