Pirates Notebook: Could Pearce or Walker be on the way?

It seems like every night I’ve got some post talking about upcoming roster moves, the roster moves that were made that day, and any other contingency that could affect the roster moves.  Tonight we’ve got a new batch of updates, leading to some speculation. First, the Pirates designated John Raynor for assignment, and purchased the contract of Jeff Karstens, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Karstens will start...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/26/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a crazy game, winning by a score of 7-6 in 15 innings against Louisville.  The game started off with a nice outing by Donald Veal, who went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with four walks and five strikeouts.  All four walks came with two outs and no runners on base, in separate innings of course.  Veal left in the seventh with two outs, after walking a runner, with...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 4/26

Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker. BRYCE HARPER Harper had a big weekend, going 7-for-14 with four homers and 13 RBIs.  It’s very unlikely at this point that Washington doesn’t take Harper, although I did find this article on Harper interesting, specifically this part: The Makeup: This should not be underrated. It’s impossible to...

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Game 19 Live Blog: Pirates at Brewers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Andrew McCutchen, CF2. Andy LaRoche, 3B3. Ryan Church, LF4. Garrett Jones, RF5. Ryan Doumit, C6. Jeff Clement, 1B7. Akinori Iwamura, 2B8. Zach Duke, P9. Ronny Cedeno, SS Brewers: 1. Rickie Weeks, 2B2. Carlos Gomez, CF3. Ryan Braun, LF4. Prince Fielder, 1B5. Casey McGehee, 3B6. Corey Hart, RF7. Gregg Zaun, C8. Alcides Escobar, SS9. Yovani Gallardo, P <p><a...

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Pirates Notebook: Alvarez will make a big difference

After a game like today, and a slump like the Pirates have been on, you get the feeling that this team is totally hopeless, and that nothing will help the team improve.  I actually waited several hours before writing my game recap, then went back to look at the box score before I sat down to write this.  I can’t say that I’m optimistic for the team over the next month, but my optimism is still there for when...

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