Three Winter League Playoffs End

Three winter leagues wrapped up their seasons last night with the completion of their playoff finals.

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Early 2009 Pirates fantasy outlook

As most of you know, my day job is a sports writer/analyst at AccuScore.com, where I basically do what I’m doing here for fun, only I get paid for it, and don’t write about the Pirates nearly as often. I just arrived in Tampa for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Winter conference, part of my job duties at AccuScore, which will feature a few days of golf, karaoke bars, networking, and listening to panels discuss the...

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Pirates add Virgil Vasquez

The Pirates picked up pitcher Virgil Vasquez on waivers today, adding him to the 40-man roster. Vasquez has bounced around between a couple of organizations since last season, and appears to just be depth for the rotation and bullpen. The injury questions of Jeff Karstens and Phil Dumatrait probably contributed to this addition. Vasquez doesn’t strike out many batters, but has posted some low walk totals. He had a 4.87 FIP and a...

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