Positional Breakdowns: Shortstop

Throughout all of the turnover in the last eight years, one thing has been constant with the Pirates: Jack Wilson has been their shortstop. Wilson has stuck around since joining the team at the start of the decade. He’s the only player in recent years who remained with the Pirates in to his free agent eligible years. He was the focus of countless trade rumors the last few seasons. Now that Wilson is gone, the Pirates are faced...

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Looking back at the Jack Wilson Trade

The past several trade deadlines have played out like the movie “Groundhog Day”. It seems every morning we woke up to the same song, but instead of “I Got You Babe” it was “New Jack Wilson Rumor”. After waking up to that same song over and over we all started to realize how things were going to play out. The interested team liked Wilson, but not enough to meet the Pirates’ price. When the...

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Positional Breakdowns: First Base

I always felt that Adam LaRoche got a bad rap while he was in Pittsburgh. Many players get criticized for being unpredictable. In LaRoche’s case, he was too predictable. LaRoche started out every season with a poor April, heated up in May and June, then caught fire from July to the end of the season. LaRoche is a career .274 hitter, and I’m sure if you go and look at the breakdown of most .270-.280 hitters, you’ll...

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Looking back at the Nyjer Morgan Trade

The last few days down here in Virginia have seen crazy weather. It started out at 70 degrees, then dropped to the low 50s the next day, followed by another jump to 70 degrees today, and the rest of the week is forecasted for mid-40s. Of course that means not only do we enter my least favorite time of the year, the fall, but we also start fishing our fall coats out of the closet. Every once in awhile you’ll throw on that coat...

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Minor League Free Agents

The first wave of minor league free agents has hit the market, according to the latest minor league transaction report from Baseball America. Here is the list: RHP Greg AquinoRHP Josh Banks3B Brian BardenC Edwin BellorinRHP Kris Benson1B Wilson BetemitLHP Travis BlackleyRHP Bryan BullingtonLHP Brian BurresRHP Vinnie ChulkRHP R.A. Dickey3B Joe DillonRHP Brandon DuckworthOF Chris DuffyRHP Geoff GearyRHP Enrique GonzalezC Michel...

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