• Analysis
    Winter League Playoffs 1/7 — Singh Takes Loss; Hernandez Sparks Los Caribes

    The Caribbean playoffs continue on Saturday evening, and the Australian early Sunday games have started....   VENZUELAN LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  15,  Navegantes del Magallanes  3 A 7-run 7th inning pushed the game way out of the reach of Los Navegantes.  CF Gorkys Hernadez got the party started for Los Caribes when...

  • News and Rumors
    Pirates Will Not Scout Vicente Padilla

    According to a Nicaraguan newspaper (link is in Spanish) Vicente Padilla will be scouted by Rene Gayo and the Pittsburgh Pirates next week, possibly during his next start down in Nicaragua. Padilla pitched just nine relief games this past season for the Los Angeles Dodgers before going on the DL with a...

  • Analysis
    Minor League Depth — Third Base

    With power hitting down throughout baseball, classic thirdbasemen are increasingly difficult to find. Most teams want a player who hits for power while having the arm and quickness to play the position. In 2011, however, there were only five thirdbasemen who hit 20 HRs and only ten who hit 15. The Pirates...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: January 7

    Born on this date in 1935 was Dick “Ducky”  Schofield, infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1958 until 1965. He began his major league career at age 18 with the Cardinals, spending his first 5 1/2 seasons there playing sparingly, appearing in just 208 major league games during that stretch. The Pirates...

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