Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Orioles

<p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=3b2e77b513″ >Pirates vs Orioles – 7:05...

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Demoting Jeff Clement to AAA

I want to preface this by saying that I don’t place much value on Spring Training numbers.  There are some stats that can provide encouragement, such as John Raynor’s high batting average, and Garrett Jones hitting two homers in his first 15 at-bats.  There are some stats that cause you to worry, such as Kevin Hart’s four walks in one inning.  I’d classify Jeff Clement’s 1-for-13...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 3/8

A year ago today, Dustin Ackley was hitting for a very impressive .341/.482/.455 line in 44 at-bats, although he was hardly considered one of the top prospects in the draft.  That’s because he had yet to homer once in those 44 at-bats.  Over his next five games, Ackley went 13-for-21 with five homers, boosting him to the top of the draft class, where he would remain the rest of the season.  This past weekend we...

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Andrew McCutchen Needs to be Extended

I’ve talked about the Andrew McCutchen extension topic pretty much ever since I started this site, but with the recent signing of Justin Upton, I felt the need to bring up the topic again.  I’ve always mentioned Evan Longoria and Ryan Braun as examples of what the Pirates should do with McCutchen.  Longoria was brought up in April 2008, and extended a week later in a deal that could keep him in Tampa Bay through...

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Bryce, Bryce, Baby

Sorry about that title.  I couldn’t resist. It’s still early in the college season, so early that the major league season hasn’t even started.  However, the top of the draft may be starting to shape up, with 17 year old phenom Bryce Harper looking like the real deal at the College of Southern Nevada.  Harper capped off a double header today with a 7-for-8 line, and two homers, one in each game....

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