Pirates cut three more, including Walker

The Pirates made three more cuts today, sending third baseman Neil Walker, and pitchers Brian Slocum and David Davidson to minor league camp. Walker will report to AAA, where he hit for a .242/.278/.414 line last season with a 31.56 AB/HR ratio. The Spring Training tracker has been updated, and there are 40 players remaining in camp. Once again, no surprises, as LaRoche was expected to be given the first shot at the starting third...

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Gorzelanny and Tabata cut

The Pirates have cut Tom Gorzelanny and Jose Tabata from the major league portion of camp, sending both to the minors. This leaves 43 players in camp, including three pitchers fighting for the final two rotation spots. Tabata is not a surprise. He has 383 at bats at AA, and none at AAA in his career. All of those AA at-bats came last year. He struggled in 294 at bats with the Yankees, posting a .248/.319/.310 line with a 98 AB/HR...

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New Site Updates

For as long as I can remember, I’ve gotten horrible migraine headaches due to the weather. If it’s raining, there’s about a 70-80 percent chance that I’m going to get a headache. If a cold front is moving in, or a warm front in the Spring, I usually get one. In the last week it was in the 70s (Monday), snowing (Thursday), and raining pretty much every day from Friday through Monday. Today it’s back up...

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Spring Training Battles: Starting Rotation

Last year the downfall of the Pirates was the starting rotation, which led the Pirates to the worst ERA in the NL, and the 28th ranked ERA in the majors. The starting pitchers racked up a 33-67 record, with a 5.36 ERA in their 162 starts. Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny were the two biggest disappointments. I’d say Matt Morris was a big disappointment, but I don’t think anyone was expecting much from him, despite the $10 M...

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Pirates cut eight players

The Pirates cut eight players from their major league camp today, most notably Pedro Alvarez and Daniel McCutchen. Here is a list of the players who were cut, and their assignments: -Pedro Alvarez-Jimmy Barthmaier-Jeff Sues-Ronald Uviedo-Steven Lerud-Juan Mateo-Daniel McCutchen-Shelby Ford Alvarez and Uviedo will start the season in Lynchburg, Sues and Lerud will start in Altoona, and the remaining players will most likely start in...

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