Pirates Trade Tallet

The Pittsburgh Pirates have dealt minor league pitcher Brian Tallet to the San Diego Padres for cash or a player to be named later. Tallet was signed by the Pirates as a minor league free agent on February 3, 2012. He went 0-2 9.45 in 19 games for the Toronto Blue Jays and St Louis Cardinals last year. Brian made one appearance for the Pirates during Spring Training, retiring the only batter he faced. Follow the Padres were the first to report the deal on twitter.

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John Dreker

John was born in Kearny, NJ, hometown of the 2B for the Pirates 1909 World Championship team, Dots Miller. In fact they have some of the same relatives in common, so it was only natural for him to become a lifelong Pirates fan. Before joining Pirates Prospects in July 2010, John had written numerous articles on the history of baseball while also releasing his own book and co-authoring another on the history of the game. He writes a weekly article on Pirates history for the site, has already interviewed many of the current minor leaguers with many more on the way and follows the foreign minor league teams very closely for the site. John also provides in person game reports of the West Virginia Power and Altoona Curve.

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