2010 Position Recap: Right Field

So far I’ve reviewed the center field and left field positions, which are held down in the long term by Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata.  Right field is a different story, with question marks in the short term, and no guaranteed options in the long term. The Pirates started the season in pretty much the same way they ended it: plenty of options for right field, but none that have stepped up to take the job.  Garrett Jones...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/12

The Arizona Fall League began today with the Mesa Solar Sox taking on the Phoenix Desert Dogs.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared for Mesa: -Tony Sanchez started at catcher, batting sixth.  Sanchez went 1-for-5 with two strikeouts.  His single came in the top of the fourth, and he eventually scored on a wild pitch.  Defensively, Sanchez allowed a stolen base and a passed ball. -Andrew Lambo started in left field, batting 7th....

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Pirates Interview Ken Macha and Jeff Banister

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added two more candidates to the official managerial interview list, interviewing Ken Macha and Jeff Banister today.  Macha is the former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers, while Bannister ended the season as the bench coach for the Pirates. Rob Biertempfel had the following quote from Banister: “This is the organization I grew up in. I don’t want to go anywhere else.” Macha doesn’t...

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Alvarez, Lincoln, Tabata are Top IL Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 International League (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata made the list for the Pirates.  Alvarez came in at number eight, Lincoln came in 15th, and Tabata followed at number 16. Obviously none of these players qualify as prospects anymore, although Baseball America uses this list to show who the best prospects were...

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Arizona Fall League Begins Today

The 2010 Arizona Fall League begins today, with the Mesa Solar Sox playing their first game at 12:35 PM MST (3:35 PM EST).  The Pittsburgh Pirates have seven players on the Solar Sox this year.  Tony Sanchez, Jordy Mercer, Josh Harrison, and Andrew Lambo will represent the Pirates on the offensive side of the game, while Justin Wilson, Aaron Pribanic, and Brian Leach will all join the Mesa pitching staff. The AFL is mostly filled with...

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