Clint Barmes Conference Call Notes

Clint Barmes and Neal Huntington spoke with the media earlier via conference call about the signing of Barmes to a two year deal, which was made official today.  Here are some notes from the call: Clint Barmes On Clint Hurdle: “A chance to play under (Clint Hurdle) again, and knowing him and playing for him earlier in my career definitely played a part in all this.” On playing shortstop: “If I can choose, I’d...

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Barmes Official, Jeroloman Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially announced the signing of Clint Barmes, and have designated catcher Brian Jeroloman for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.  You can read my recap of the Barmes deal here.  The Pirates claimed Jeroloman on Friday off of waivers from Toronto.  If he clears waivers they can outright him to AAA. UPDATE 2:58 PM: No official word yet on Barmes’ salary, other than the rumored $10.5 M for...

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Pirates Agree to Terms With Clint Barmes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with shortstop Clint Barmes on a two year deal, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.  We heard previously that the Pirates were the leaders for Barmes, and were close to signing him.  The team hasn’t made an official announcement on the move, although the article mentions that Barmes was taking a physical today, which usually comes before the announcement. In the article by...

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Baseball America’s 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Top 10 Prospects

Baseball America has released their top 10 prospects for the 2012 Pittsburgh Pirates.  The list can be viewed here, and subscribers can read the scouting reports here.  Leading the list was 2011 first round pick Gerrit Cole.  He was followed by 2010 first round pick Jameson Taillon.  That’s exactly how we have them rated in the Pirates Prospects top 50.  From there, the lists differ. Baseball America has Josh Bell third,...

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Winter Leagues 11/20

Back from a few days away, and ready to check back in with the Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action…  Thanks to Tim for filling in this week!   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Leones del Caracas  6,  Aguilas del Zulia  1 CF Corey Wimberly continued his hot Venezuelan League start with 2 hits for 2 RBI.  He singled with the bases loaded in the 2nd inning to drive in the first of Los Leones’ two runs in that...

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