Pirates Notebook: How much are Jack and Freddy worth?

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pirates have asked Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez to take “sizeable cuts”. I can understand this. It’s not like this is a booming market for free agents. But it does raise a question: how much is each player worth? Let’s start with Jack Wilson. Last year we saw Orlando Cabrera settle for a one year/$4 M deal. Here is how Cabrera compares to Jack Wilson from 2006-2008, aka, the...

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Video Recap of Jeff Locke

I didn’t really plan on going to the Hillcats game tonight. I knew I’d be in Lynchburg for a reading/writing comprehension test as part of my teaching certification process. I knew I’d be out by 7:00 at the latest. I knew that when I got out, I’d be five minutes from the stadium. I knew that Jeff Locke was on the mound. I just didn’t know if I’d end up going to the game. Well, I got out at six, and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 7-3 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 3 for 4 with a run, two RBIs, and a walk. Brian Bixler went 0 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 2 with two walks. Tom Gorzelanny got the start, allowing one run on four hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Pirates Notebook: Sanchez and Wilson offered extensions

According to Dejan Kovacevic of the PPG, the Pittsburgh Pirates have approached Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez about contract extensions. As would be expected, the fates of both players will be tied, as the only way one will sign is if the other also signs. According to DK, the Pirates will need to hear something soon, so they can make a decision on whether to trade Sanchez and/or Wilson before the July 31st trade deadline. I’ve...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/16/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 9-5 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Ian Snell pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits, with seven strikeouts and five walks. Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3 with two walks. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 6. Brian Bixler went 2 for 5. Steve Pearce went 3 for 5. Shelby Ford went 3 for 5 with his second homer of the year. The guy...

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