Brandon Moss outrighted to AAA

UPDATE 3:57 PM: Moss has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA.  No word on whether he will still be traded.  You’d think that his trade value would be zero because no one claimed him, but that might just mean that no one wanted to guarantee him a roster spot.  His value goes up a bit now that any potential trading team could just stash him in AAA. I’d rather keep Moss in Indy at this point and hope...

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2010 Pirates Preview: The Opening Day Roster

So far in my 2010 preview I’ve looked at ten prospects who could make an impact in the majors this season, potential trades during the 2010 season, and 18 things to watch for in 2010.  Also, be sure to check out the Opening Day Payroll projection for the breakdown of salaries for the 2010 40-man roster.  Today, for opening day, we’ll wrap things up by looking at the expectations for each player on...

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Opening Day Payroll Projection

The 2010 40-man roster payroll projection for the opening day roster is now complete.  Thanks to USA Today for the salaries of the league minimum players.  The Pirates are currently projected for a $37,276,750 payroll in 2010.  That number includes the players on the 40-man roster who are not on the 25-man roster, plus the $2 M owed to Ramon Vazquez. Bobby Crosby, Javier Lopez, Brendan Donnelly, Ryan Church, Zach Duke,...

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Altoona Curve Roster Set

The Altoona Curve Opening Day Roster is set, according to the Altoona Mirror.  The roster is as follows: C – Kris Watts, Hector Gimenez1B – Matt Hague2B – Josh HarrisonSS – Chase D’Arnaud3B – Jordy MercerOF – Miles DurhamOF – Gorkys HernandezOF – Alex Presley Bench – Jose De Los Santos, Shelby Ford, Jim Negrych...

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Pirates make final cuts, roster set

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made their final cuts and have set their opening day roster, according to Dejan Kovacevic at the PPG.  Steve Pearce was optioned to AAA, while Ramon Vazquez was designated for assignment. The 25-man roster is now set, with D.J. Carrasco, Jack Taschner, Hayden Penn, and John Raynor officially making the team.  The Pirates had to purchase the contracts of Carrasco and Taschner, adding them to the...

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