Pirates trade Jack Wilson/Ian Snell to Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners today. In return, the Pirates received Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Brett Lorin, and Aaron Pribanic. Here is a rundown of all of the players in the deal: The Pirates give… Jack Wilson: Wilson’s defense helps play a big role for the Pirates, especially with a lack of replacement options in the system. Unless Seattle picks up...

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Pirates Sign Nathan Baker

The Pittsburgh Pirates signed their fifth round pick, Nathan Baker, a left handed starter from the University of Mississippi. Baker, who was a junior, becomes the 18th signing by the Pirates, and the second Ole Miss starter from the 2009 season, joining 21st round pick Phillip Irwin, who has an 0.60 ERA in 15 innings so far with the State College Spikes. Here are the details on Baker, from my day two draft writeup: Baker was a junior...

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West Virginia combines for no-hitter

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, combined for a no-hitter against Charleston tonight, winning 4-0. Newly acquired starter Hunter Strickland, added in the Adam LaRoche trade, pitched six innings, with five strikeouts. Strickland allowed just two base runners, one on an error, and another hit by a pitch. Diego Moreno came on to pitch the final three innings, with three strikeouts. Moreno now has a...

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Like a fastball down the middle to Garrett Jones…

…I’m gone! I’m leaving tomorrow morning for vacation (well, after taking a test in my process to be certified as a teacher), and won’t be back for a week. Due to the fact that I don’t want my wife to kill me with a starfish (and due to the fact that I’ll also be relaxing on a beach like Neal Huntington during the opening days of free agency), I won’t be posting much in the following week. That...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/24/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 3-1 against Buffalo. -Argenis Diaz went 0 for 3 with a run. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 1 for 4. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with his fifth homer of the year. Eric Hacker pitched seven innings, allowing one unearned run on seven hits. AA The Result: Altoona lost 2-1 to Akron. -Jose Tabata went 3 for 4. -Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 5...

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