Nate McLouth Speaks the Truth

I wasn’t really planning a post on the Nate McLouth comments.  I didn’t really think much needed to be said that wasn’t said already.  His comments about the eye exams were somewhat disturbing, and his comments about being glad he was the first one traded are understandable.  Then I saw this quote from McLouth, via Chuck Finder at the PBC Blog: “It’s a good mix [in the Braves clubhouse,...

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Notes: Spring Training, Cunningham, Top Prospects, Signings

This morning when I left the house, it was snowing a bit, a cold reminder that winter was still around.  It was not enough to accumulate on the roads, but enough to cover the grass which finally appeared in my yard over the last few days for the first time since December.  When I got home this afternoon to turn on the Pirates, it suddenly felt like Spring.  Well, maybe mentally.  I could still see my own breath,...

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Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Yankees

The Pirates play the Yankees today in their first real Spring Training game after the 6-1 revenge victory over the Hated Manatees, who are better known now as the State College of Florida.  The game today will be available on MLB.TV, MLB Network, and XM channel 176.  For those of you who don’t have any of those options, you can join the live blog below at game time to follow along with other Pirates bloggers and fans....

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Pirates vs Manatees

Sure, they may be the State College of Florida now, but we all know that today’s game is a revenge matchup against the Hated Manatees, who upset the Pirates a year ago in their annual charity game.  Today’s lineup and pitching rotation, thanks to Rob Biertempfel via the Trib and Twitter: Pitching one inning each: Bryan Morris, Donald Veal, Ronald Uviedo, Justin Thomas, Ramon Aguero, Jeff Sues and Anthony Claggett....

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 3/1

This past weekend saw Bryce Harper out of action due to no games on the schedule, Anthony Ranaudo out of action due to an injury, and alternate options for the Pirates’ number two selection in the draft in action, with Drew Pomeranz being the player of the week from the remaining players I’m tracking.  Here is a recap of how each player did this weekend.  You can click on their name to go to their draft tracker....

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