Pirates Notebook: Sanchez and Wilson offered extensions

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the PPG, the Pittsburgh Pirates have approached Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about contract extensions. As would be expected, the fates of both players will be tied, as the only way one will sign is if the other also signs. According to DK, the Pirates will need to hear something soon, so they can make a decision on whether to trade Sanchez and/or Wilson before the July 31st trade deadline. I’ve...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 9-5 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with seven strikeouts and five walks. Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3 with two walks. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 6. Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Steve Pearce went 3 for 5. Shelby Ford went 3 for 5 with his second homer of the year. The guy...

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Pirates Notebook: T.G.I.F.

You’ll notice that there’s a new poll up on the right side of the site, asking where you would rank Brian Friday in your top 30 prospects list. I usually check to see where my visitors are coming from, and in that process I see when a forum has linked to one of my posts. Yesterday I posted my Mid-Season Top 30 Prospects, which was linked from several Pirates forums. I decided to check the posts out to see some of the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2009 International Signings

Links to Coverage -Ping-Hung Chi, Sheng-Chin Hung, and Chih-Wei Hsu Signed -Information on Ping-Hung Chi from Taiwan Baseball -More on Ping-Hung Chi -Information on Sheng-Chin Hung from Taiwan Baseball -Information on Chih-Wei Hsu -Pedro Lara, Roberson Valdez, Alen Hanson, Orlando Castro, Carlos Esqueda, and Richard Montilla Signed (Includes info from Rene Gayo on each player) -Dovydas Neverauskas and Dylan Child Signed -Article on a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/15/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA Indianapolis was off for their All-Star Break. AA Altoona was off for their All-Star Break. A+ The Result: Lynchburg lost 8-4 to Potomac. -Chase D’Arnaud went 0 for 4 with a run and a walk. Other Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 4 with two homers, three RBIs, and two runs. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 4 with his sixth homer of the year. Matt McSwain pitched six...

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