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    2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Payroll

    All throughout the season we keep a running total of the Pittsburgh Pirates' 40-man roster payroll, factoring in every move that takes place throughout the year.  The final numbers are unofficial, but give a fairly accurate view of the total payroll.  Last year, the end of the season payroll was estimated to...

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    Really Last Minute Roster Moves

    This is the time of year when teams release players from their minor league camps - those who are not going to fit into the organization's plans.  The Pirates have released these players:

    Inf Adenson Chourio  --  West Virginia and Bradenton in 2010
    Inf Christian Colonel -- he'd just...

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    Zack Von Rosenberg Video From Pirate City

    Von Rosenberg Earlier this week I posted a video of Jameson Taillon pitching against the New York Yankees' farm system in a Spring Training game at Pirate City.  After Taillon pitched three innings, Zack Von Rosenberg came on to pitch the next four innings.  Von Rosenberg mostly sat in the 88-90 MPH...

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    Pirates Designate Aguero For Assignment

    Aguero has been designated for assignment. The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated relief pitcher Ramon Aguero for assignment, which opens a space for Jose Veras to be added to the 40-man roster.  Aguero was added to the 40-man roster prior to the 2010 season, but missed most of the year with an injury....

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    2011 West Virginia Power Preview: The Infield

    We've covered the Altoona, Indianapolis, and Bradenton infields so far.  The final full season team to cover is the West Virginia Power. Here is a look at each position, with an attempt to try and figure out the opening day roster at the end. Catcher The top catching prospects in the lower level are...

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    Pirates Sign Tim Wood

    The Pirates signed Wood, who was recently released by the Nationals. Yesterday we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add pitching, and that the 25-man roster wasn't set.  Today, MLBTR reports that the Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Tim Wood, who was recently released by the Washington Nationals. Wood...

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    Pirates Release Seven Minor League Players

    Erickson, acquired in a 2009 trade with the Yankees, has been released by the Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released seven minor league players this week, Pirates Prospects has learned.  The players that have been released are Adenson Chourio, Christian Colonel, Casey Erickson, Pat Irvine, Gerlis Rodriguez, Jose Luis Solano, and Mike...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Alderson, Thompson, Dubee, And More

    More pitchers in the Pirates' minor league organization:

    Tim Alderson --  R/R,  6' 6",  217 lb
    Alderson joined the Pirates as part of the trade that sent Freddy Sanchez to the Giants in 2009.  There was some concern at the time that Alderson's velocity had...

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