Mercer Again Boosts Team USA

USA  7,  Japan  3 Team USA earned their second win in a row with a defeat of Japan this evening.  This was the make-up for the game that was rained out on Sunday.  Team USA doubled up the Japanese on hits, 14 – 7, with Pirate farmhand SS Jordy Mercer picking up 2 hits.  Mercer is now 5-for-12 in three games, with two doubles, a homer, and 5 RBI. Team USA got onto the scoreboard first, with a pair of runs in the 2nd inning.  LF...

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Should the Pirates Trade Pedro Alvarez?

  Troy Renck of the Denver Post reported today that the Colorado Rockies will be searching for a new third baseman in 2012, and will be casting a wide net.  Renck mentions Pedro Alvarez in his list of the intriguing, and mentions that the team inquired on him in trade talks for Ian Stewart at the trade deadline, but received no interest. Alvarez is coming off a horrible year in 2011.  He had a .191/.272/.289 line in 235 at-bats...

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