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    Win Tickets to the 2011 Home Opener

    As you probably know, the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide is available for pre-sales.  The book will begin the final editing process this week, and should start printing around the start of January.  That will put it on pace to be released around January 18th. As an added bonus to pre-ordering the...

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    Would Carl Pavano Be a Good Investment?

    Would Pavano be a good investment? Possibly the best free agent starting pitcher remaining on the market right now is Carl Pavano.  Last night, John Perrotto tweeted that there were rumblings that the Pittsburgh Pirates could jump in on the bidding for Pavano.  Rob Biertempfel mentioned today that the Pirates would only...

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    Brewers Looking Strong in the Short Term

    The Milwaukee Brewers have made two big additions this off-season, trading for starting pitchers Shaun Marcum and Zack Greinke, the latter of which happened yesterday.  The combination of Marcum and Greinke, added to a rotation that already included Yovani Gallardo and Randy Wolf, gives Milwaukee one of the best rotations in the...

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    Baseball in Pittsburgh Before the Pirates

    The following is part of a new feature to the site from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker.  The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history.  For the first installment, there is no better place to...

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    Will Ryan Doumit Be Traded This Weekend?

    Could Doumit be traded this weekend? The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the addition of Kevin Correia yesterday around 5:00 PM, which was supposed to come with a corresponding move where the Pirates would remove someone from the 40-man roster, creating space for Correia.  However, we learned yesterday that the Pirates have until Monday...

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    Kevin Correia Signing Announced

    The Pirates officially announced the Correia signing. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced the signing of Kevin Correia today, a week after they agreed to terms with the free agent right hander.  The delay between the agreement and the signing was expected, due to Correia's wife having a baby last week.  Before Correia is...

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    The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings

    What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options? The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz...

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    Preview of the 2011 Prospect Guide

    Today I will be putting the finishing touches on the prospect reports for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  There are a few things to do after that, but I'm expecting to have the book completed by the end of the week.  Once the book is completed, it will go through the...

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    2010/2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Off-Season Tracker

    The Off-Season tracker will keep a list of all of the additions the Pittsburgh Pirates have made during the 2010/2011 off-season. The 2011 Proj. Role is the projected role for the player in question, according to the opinion of this web site. The 2011 salary is the major league salary. Official salaries...

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    Pirates Re-Sign Donald Veal

    The Pirates have re-signed Veal to a minor league contract. The Pittsburgh Pirates have re-signed Donald Veal to a minor league contract, according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America.  Veal was non-tendered two weeks ago, but the Pirates were said to be trying to bring him back. Veal went down early in...

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