Pirates Notebook: Shaping up to be an interesting draft

I was in Charlottesville tonight, watching Deck McGuire take on the University of Virginia, and by the time I got home, the Pirates were down 8-0.  Since I didn’t watch much of the game after that point, I figured I would dedicate the main topic of the notebook to a subject I did follow tonight. Everyone knows about Bryce Harper in the draft this year.  Sports Illustrated called him “baseball’s LeBron...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/9/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won a high scoring affair against Columbus, winning by a 14-12 final.  Pedro Alvarez homered twice for the Indians, getting his second and third homers of the season in just his first 9 at-bats.  Erik Kratz and Jonathan Van Every also homered for the Indians.  Kratz left after after catching a pitch, and was replaced with Luke Carlin.  Indianapolis announcer Scott McCauley...

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Game 4 Live Blog: Pirates at Diamondbacks

Lineups: Pirates: (I’m assuming this is what they’ll go with since it was the lineup for the first two games) Akinori Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CLastings Milledge, LFJeff Clement, 1BAndy LaRoche, 3BCharlie Morton, PRonny Cedeno, SS Diamondbacks: TBA <p><p><p><p><a...

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Deck McGuire Takes on UVA

I’ll be in attendance tonight for Deck McGuire’s start against the University of Virginia.  McGuire has been mentioned as a possible choice for the Pittsburgh Pirates in the upcoming first year player draft, although truthfully it’s too soon to say for sure who the Pirates will take.  I’ll be joined by Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, and will be providing Twitter updates from the game. The live blog...

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Pirates Notebook: Not so lucky today

Yesterday I talked about the bad things that the Pirates managed to get away with in their extra innings victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Today, the Pirates weren’t so lucky.  For reference, here is what I said, followed by my recap a day later: It wasn’t all good tonight. I mentioned earlier that it was great the Pirates were getting to the Dodgers’ bullpen two days in a row. That should provide the...

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