Pirates cut six players

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have made their first six cuts of Spring Training.  The cut players were outfielder Brandon Jones, shortstop Argenis Diaz, outfielder Gorkys Hernandez, relievers Ronald Uviedo and Ramon Aguero, and shortstop Brian Friday. Jones and Diaz were sent to AAA.  Hernandez, Uviedo, and Aguero were sent to AA.  Friday was just assigned to minor league camp, so I guess...

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A fantasy baseball post

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks preparing for my upcoming fantasy baseball drafts, the first of which comes on Monday.  I thought I might as well do a post on where I have a lot of Pirates players ranked, plus some of the other players I like for any of you who want some tips from an ex-fantasy baseball expert (well, I’m still an expert, but not a professional one). First, let me tell you...

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Vazquez out?

Surprising news from Dejan Kovacevic today: Ramon Vazquez thinks he might be gone from the Pirates once the regular season begins. I think it’s safe to say that most of us assumed Vazquez would make the team due to his $2 M salary this year, and that the only way to avoid Vazquez taking up a bench spot would be if another team traded for him, or in the seemingly unlikely event that the Pirates released him and ate his contract....

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Notes: Injuries, International Prospects, Aure, 2010 Draft

A few notes from today: -Dejan Kovacevic reports that three prospects will be out until mid-season.  Those prospects are Brett Lorin (hip surgery), Colton Cain (minor back surgery), and Zach Fuesser (broken finger).  Lorin is the biggest loss in my opinion, mostly because I didn’t expect Cain to pitch that much until mid-season, kind of like the approach we saw from Quinton Miller last year.  Fuesser is more of a...

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Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Orioles

<p><a href=”http://www.coveritlive.com/mobile.php?option=com_mobile&task=viewaltcast&altcast_code=3b2e77b513″ >Pirates vs Orioles – 7:05...

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