Pirates trade Brandon Jones to the Tigers

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded outfielder Brandon Jones to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for a player to be named later.  It’s likely that the Pirates end up getting nothing for Jones but “cash considerations” especially when factoring in his value this year. Jones started out the calendar year on Atlanta’s 40-man roster.  He was designated for assignment in January, and...

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The 2011 Bullpen

The trade deadline brought some good returns to the Pittsburgh Pirates, upgrading their catching situation with Chris Snyder, and adding James McDonald and Andrew Lambo from the Los Angeles Dodgers for Octavio Dotel.  In the wake of the deadline, one issue is apparent, and that’s the bullpen.  The Pirates have traded away Octavio Dotel, Javier Lopez, and D.J. Carrasco, and have also released Brendan Donnelly, leaving them with...

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Spikes’ Cole White Named NYPL Player of the Week

SPIKES’ COLE WHITE NAMED NYPL PLAYER OF THE WEEK State College Outfielder the Fourth Spike in Four Weeks to Nab Weekly League Honors STATE COLLEGE - Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced on Monday that State College Spikes outfielder Cole White has been named the New York-Penn League’s Player of the Week for the week of July 26 – August 1, 2010. White earned the award with a 9-for-16 performance at the plate over the past...

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WV Power Game Notes- 8/02/10

Delmarva Shorebirds (16-20, 48-58) at West Virginia Power (15-21, 46-60) Game 107 | August 2, 2010 | Appalachian Power Park | Charleston, WV Play-by-Play: Adam Marco Radio: Power Baseball Network and wvpower.com TODAY’S MATCHUP RH Kenny Moreland (6-4, 3.10) vs. RH Jason Erickson (5-5, 3.93) Moreland- Surrendered 5 R on 10 H with 1 BB and 2 K over 6.0 IP in 7/27 Loss vs. LWD (9-0 ‘Claws) Erickson- Allowed 4 R on 7 H with 2 BB and 3 K...

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Interview with 7th Round Pick Austin Kubitza

The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Austin Kubitza in the seventh round of the 2010 draft, continuing their trend of taking prep pitchers in the middle rounds.  Kubitza was rated the #153 prospect in the draft by Baseball America, and has a commitment to Rice, which means he will likely command an over-slot bonus.  Pirates Prospects recently had a chance to interview Austin on being drafted, his history of pitching, and how the...

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