Rockies to trade for a RH reliever today…Capps?

UPDATE 3:49 PM: The Rockies acquired Rafael Betancourt from the Indians. The good news is that it doesn’t look like Eric Young Jr. is a part of the deal, so he’s still an option for us, although I’m not sure what the Rockies would want for him at this point. Purely speculation at this point, but a MLB.com report says that the Rockies will make a trade for a right handed reliever today. The Rockies have been said to...

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Pirates Sign Zac Fuesser

According to Rob Biertemptel via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 34th round draft pick, Zac Fuesser, to a $125,000 deal. The Draft Pick Signing Tracker has been updated with the signing. Fuesser pitched 49.2 innings in JuCo this past year, with a 4.35 ERA, and a 60:23 K/BB ratio. Fuesser, a left handed pitcher, was a 19th round pick last year by the Atlanta Braves, but didn’t sign. Here is a scouting report on...

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Pirates Notebook: LaRoche got a bad rap

Adam LaRoche never had a chance. No, I’m not talking about the odds of him being traded this season. I’m talking about the unreasonable expectations laid upon him by most Pittsburgh Pirates fans. I always feel like this comparison elaborates on how LaRoche received unfair treatment: Player A: .270/.341/.500 with 25 HR in 492 AB the 2008 season Player B: .276/.356/.497 with 26 HR in 597 AB during the 2008 season Player A is...

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Adam LaRoche Mystery Team: Elimination Game

ESPN’s Peter Gammons reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a better offer on the table for Adam LaRoche, which involved the Pirates picking up salary for LaRoche. Gammons suggests that the Pirates went with the Red Sox offer for financial reasons. Without knowing the team, it’s hard to say if Gammons is correct. You’d think he’d at least allude to the team with a statement like that. Dejan Kovacevic...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/22/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 3-1 to Durham. -Argenis Diaz has been added to the Prospect Tracker. He has been assigned to AAA. Other Game Notes: Neil Walker went 1 for 4 with a homer. Tom Gorzelanny pitched six innings, allowing one unearned run, with four hits, one walk, and nine strikeouts. AA The Result: Altoona lost 7-2 to Reading. -Jose Tabata went 0 for 4. -Gorkys...

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