Poll: Who Would Be in Your 2012 Bullpen?

Earlier I posted the rundown of the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen, noting all of the options available to the Pirates.  If you could pick seven of the available options to make up the 2012 bullpen, who would you pick?  Answer in the poll below: Take Our...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

If there’s one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it’s been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen.  The 2011 pen was made up of mostly outside acquisitions from the past few years, most of those coming from low cost moves. Top closer Joel Hanrahan was acquired in a trade, along with Lastings Milledge, in exchange for...

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This Date in Pirates History: October 18

On this date in 1973 the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Philadelphia Phillies completed a two player trade with the Pirates sending second baseman Dave Cash to Philadelphia in exchange for pitcher Ken Brett. Cash was drafted by the Pirates in the 5th round of the 1966 amateur draft as an 18-year-old. In his first full season of minor league ball in 1967 he hit .335 in 114 games with Gastonia. Just two seasons later he would make his debut...

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Winter Leagues 10/17

The Venezuelan and Mexican Pacific Leagues had a scheduled day off on Monday.  The Dominican League had just one game going. The Puerto Rican and Australian winter leagues (well, summer for the Aussies) begin in a few more weeks. Team USA is on a short break before continuing with the Pan Am games later this week.   Toros del Este  5,  Estrellas de Oriente  4 Los Estrellas scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the...

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