Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/6/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis got creamed 15-1 by Louisville. -Brad Lincoln made the start, going five innings and allowing four runs on eight hits. Lincoln struck out seven and walked three, with one homer. Lincoln started off with a 4.26 ERA and a 1.42 WHIP at AA in his first four starts before posting a 1.20 ERA and a 0.72 WHIP the rest of his time in Altoona. Other Game...

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Game 83 Live Blog: Pirates at Astros

Game 83: Pirates at Astros

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Pirates Notebook: Five Big Surprises

Ever since the new management group took over, the theme has been re-building the minor league system. We’ve seen this process through trades, such as the Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Nate McLouth deals. We’ve seen it through the draft, especially when we went over slot to get guys like Robbie Grossman. We’ve also seen a few free agent additions, like Tyler Herron, and some minor moves, like trading Andy Phillips for...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/5/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won both games of a double header against Louisville, winning 1-0 in the first game, and 5-3 in the second game. -Daniel McCutchen got his seventh win of the season in game two, going 5 innings with 6 hits, 3 runs (2 earned), four strikeouts, and no walks. Other Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched a complete game (7 IP) shutout in game one, allowing...

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Freddy Sanchez selected to the All-Star Game

Freddy Sanchez was selected to the NL All-Star team as the lone representative for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year. The announcement is significant for the 2009 option that Sanchez has. Sanchez has an $8 M option next year with a $0.6 M buyout. However, the option has a trigger clause, which guarantees the 2010 salary based on plate appearances. Sanchez needed 635 plate appearances, or 600 plate appearances and an All-Star selection....

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