Altoona Curve Roster Set

The Altoona Curve Opening Day Roster is set, according to the Altoona Mirror.  The roster is as follows: C - Kris Watts, Hector Gimenez1B - Matt Hague2B - Josh HarrisonSS - Chase D’Arnaud3B - Jordy MercerOF - Miles DurhamOF - Gorkys HernandezOF - Alex Presley Bench - Jose De Los Santos, Shelby Ford, Jim Negrych SP - Tim AldersonSP - Michael CrottaSP...

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Pirates make final cuts, roster set

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their final cuts and have set their opening day roster, according to Dejan Kovacevic at the PPG.  Steve Pearce was optioned to AAA, while Ramon Vazquez was designated for assignment. The 25-man roster is now set, with D.J. Carrasco, Jack Taschner, Hayden Penn, and John Raynor officially making the team.  The Pirates had to purchase the contracts of Carrasco and Taschner, adding them to the...

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18 Things to Watch For in 2010

I’ve been doing my 2010 preview this week, starting with a look at ten prospects who could make an impact in the majors this season, and following that up with potential trades during the 2010 season.  Today we have 18 things to watch for in 2010.  Last year I did 17 things to watch for besides the losing streak.  This year the theme is 18 things to watch for as the Pirates try to avoid 18 losing years in a...

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2010 Pirates Preview: The Trade Market

Yesterday I started my 2010 Pirates preview with a look at ten prospects who could make an impact in the majors this season.  Today we’re looking at potential trades during the 2010 season. We’ve seen the comments made by the Pirates management that they’re not going to be subtracting from the team in 2010.  The literal translation of this would mean absolutely no trades will be made.  However, I...

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Pirates trade Virgil Vasquez to Rays for PTBNL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Virgil Vasquez to the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Trib.  Last night Dejan Kovacevic tweeted that the Pirates were in “very minor” trade talks with the Rays, and that the deal could include Vasquez. Chances are the return on this deal will be minimal, and might even be cash considerations.  With Kevin Hart, Donald Veal, Chris...

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