Tim Williams

  • Analysis
    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Eligible Players

    Owens is one of many players who needs to be protected for the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The biggest issue with the upcoming roster crunch will be the players who are eligible for the 2010 Rule 5 draft, which takes place on December 9th, 2010.  The following is the complete list of...

  • Analysis
    2010 Altoona Curve Season Recap

    Morris headlines a strong pitching staff that was the strength of the 2010 Altoona Curve. The Altoona Curve easily had the strongest part of the farm system this season, with over a third of the top 30 prospects going in to the 2011 season finishing up the season at the level.  Those...

  • Analysis
    Altoona Curve Audio on ESPN 1430 9/16

    Last Thursday (9/16/10) I was on ESPN 1430 in Altoona with Cory Giger, talking Altoona Curve baseball, the day after Altoona tied the Eastern League championship series at 1-1.  For those of you who weren't able to listen live, below is the audio of the interview: Tim Williams on ESPN 1430 AM...

  • Analysis
    Upcoming Pirates Minor League Free Agents

    The following Pittsburgh Pirates players will be eligible for minor league free agency during the 2010/2011 off-season: Brian Bass Doug Bernier Rodolfo Cardona* Yung Chi Chen* Dana Eveland Hector Gimenez Corey Hamman Derek Hankins Mitch Jones Erik Kratz Jean Machi Kevin Melillo Dustin Molleken Brian Myrow Greg Picart Jeremy Powell Milver Reyes...

  • Analysis
    Should Tony Watson Be Protected?

    There are several Pittsburgh Pirates prospects who are eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The following players are eligible for the Rule 5 draft for the first time this December: Nathan Adcock Gabriel Alvarado Maurice Bankston Tom Boleska Jesus Brito Brian Friday Eric Fryer Brandon Holden Erik Huber Ryan Kelly Noah...

  • Analysis
    Who Should Be Tendered A Contract?

    One of the biggest topics heading in to the off-season will be the roster crunch.  The big focus here is who the Pittsburgh Pirates will protect from the list of players who will be eligible for the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  However, the roster crunch also includes players who are eligible for...

  • Analysis
    Altoona Wins Eastern League Championship

    Watson pitched Altoona to victory tonight. A year ago the Lynchburg Hillcats, the high-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates at the time, beat the Salem Red Sox to win the Carolina League championship.  One year later, many of those Hillcats find themselves on the Altoona Curve, who defeated the Trenton Thunder tonight...

  • Analysis
    Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

    Getting McDonald for Dotel alone would have been a steal. The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn't really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look...

  • Analysis
    Altoona Shuts Out Trenton to Take a 2-1 Lead

    Wilson cruised Altoona to victory and a 2-1 lead in the finals. The Altoona Curve took a 2-1 lead in the best of five Eastern League Championship Series on Friday night after shutting out the Trenton Thunder 5-0.  Justin Wilson led the way, pitching an outstanding seven shutout innings, allowing just one...

  • 2011 Draft
    Baseball America 2011 Draft Chat

    Rendon Baseball America held an early 2011 draft chat today, touching on a lot of topics pertaining to the top three players in the 2011 draft: Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, and Matt Purke.  While the draft order is not settled yet, the Pittsburgh Pirates have pretty much locked up the number one...

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