Does Iwamura make sense for the Pirates?

Let’s be honest here: the Pirates aren’t competing in 2010. There is plenty of room for optimism in other areas of the organization. Pedro Alvarez and Brad Lincoln will likely make their debuts in June. Jose Tabata may also join that list. The Pirates will also get to see what they have from some of the 2009 trades, especially from the likes of Lastings Milledge, Charlie Morton, and Joel Hanrahan. Garrett Jones and Andrew...

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Akinori Iwamura to the Pirates for Jesse Chavez

UPDATE 10:55 PM: Final update on this post. A few comments from Neal Huntington in the Post-Gazette on the trade. Some notable comments include Iwamura batting second behind McCutchen, the Pirates are open to an extension, and they’d be fine with a Ronny Cedeno/Iwamura middle infield. Also, some comments from Iwamura on the trade in the PBC Blog. Most notable are the comments that he is interested in talking a long term deal,...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 24 – Justin Wilson

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic 28 – Evan Chambers 27 – Brock Holt 26 –...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 25 – Trent Stevenson

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic 28 – Evan Chambers 27 – Brock Holt 26 –...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 26 – Brooks Pounders

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic 28 – Evan Chambers 27 – Brock Holt Now on to...

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