Pirates trade Lynchburg to the Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a trade that I hate today, swapping high-A affiliates with the Cincinnati Reds, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer. Josh Leventhal confirms the story at Baseball America. Pittsburgh would have their high-A affiliate in Bradenton next year, joining the Florida State League. Cincinnati would move their high-A team to Lynchburg, joining the Carolina League. The Pirates have been affiliated with...

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Small Market Teams are the winners in this World Series

The New York Yankees went with a video game approach this past off-season, throwing loads of money toward the free agent market to load up for their current World Series run. Not only did they sign C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, two of the top starting pitchers on the market (if not the top two guys), but they also signed Mark Teixeira, the top hitter on the market. The Yankees committed $423.5 M on those three players combined. Add...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 28 – Evan Chambers

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday 29 – Aaron Pribanic Now on to prospect number 28: 28. Evan Chambers, OF 2009...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Bonuses

A new update to the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki today. I’ve added a page with Pittsburgh Pirates bonus information from the MLB draft. The list includes all of the individual bonus information I could find, going back to Barry Bonds in 1985, plus the total draft bonus information going back to the 2003 draft. It also includes the top 20 bonuses in Pirates’ history. Check out the list, and if you have anything to add, feel free to...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 50 Prospects: 29 – Aaron Pribanic

To cap off the end of the 2009 season, I’m going to be counting down my list of the top 50 prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system. I’ll be counting down one prospect per day, with an extensive recap on each player, until I reach number one. Check out the previous installments: 46-50 41-45 36-40 31-35 30 – Brian Friday Now on to prospect number 29: 29. Aaron Pribanic, RHP 2009 Season: Pribanic was acquired...

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