2010 State College Spikes Preview

Is it a bad thing that I’m going to be more interested in watching the State College Spikes once their season begins, than watching the West Virginia Power, a level above State College?  It’s not that I don’t like the prospects at West Virginia.  It’s just that it’s hard to top what State College has to offer this year, at least at the start of the season. The big thing to watch for will be the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/17/10

The State College Spikes’ 2010 season starts tomorrow.  The season preview will be up tonight. INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) The Indianapolis Indians beat Buffalo 2-0.  Hayden Penn got the start, pitching six shutout innings, and allowing three hits, four walks, and striking out four.  Anthony Claggett and Wilfredo Ledezma each added a perfect inning in relief.  Jean Machi got the save, with a shutout inning,...

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Game 66 Live Blog: Pirates vs White Sox

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Lastings Milledge, RF 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Ryan Doumit, C 8. Bobby Crosby, SS 9. Ross Ohlendorf, P White Sox: 1. Juan Pierre, LF 2. Omar Vizquel, 3B3. Alex Rios, CF4. Paul Konerko, 1B5. Carlos Quentin, RF6. A.J. Pierzynski, C7. Alexei Ramirez, SS8. Gordon Beckham, 2B9. Mark Buehrle, P...

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John Russell and Neal Huntington Extended This Past Off-Season

Earlier today we heard rumors from Ken Rosenthal that the Pittsburgh Pirates had extended general manager Neal Huntington.  Prior to this news, it was believed that Huntington and manager John Russell were both working without contracts in 2011. It has since been confirmed that not only did the Pirates extend Huntington, but they also picked up the option for John Russell in 2011, and on top of all of that, made both moves this...

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Neal Huntington Extended?

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports has a column up on the future of John Russell, suggesting that the Pirates need to make a decision on their manager.  What stood out to me was that Rosenthal reports that Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington has been extended through the 2011 season.  Here is the quote: The Pirates already have extended general manager Neal Huntington’s contract through 2011 and might also have exercised...

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