The Jack Wilson/Ian Snell Trade is a Win

Every time someone mentions all of the trades made by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two years, the consensus is that the Xavier Nady trade is the only one which stands out as a sure win.  After today, I think it’s safe to say that we can add the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell trade to the win column. It’s not like anything happened today that made the trade suddenly look good.  The trade has looked good for awhile...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/15/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 4-1 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Daniel McCutchen pitched seven innings, allowing three runs on three hits, with a walk and three strikeouts.  Brian Bass allowed a run on three hits, getting just one out.  Justin Thomas got the final two outs in the eighth inning, stranding two runners. Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base, and a run in his final game with...

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Pedro Alvarez Called Up

The future has officially arrived in Pittsburgh.  Pedro Alvarez has been called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Colin Dunlap of the PPG.  There were some reports earlier today that Alvarez wouldn’t get the call until this weekend, and wouldn’t make his debut until Saturday.  Now it seems that the Pirates will go with a lineup that includes Alvarez, Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2010 Draft Pick Pages

Today I finished the player pages for the rest of the 2010 draft picks.  Up until today, I had the first 30 picks complete.  For information on all of the picks, including the new pages for picks 31-50, check out the links below. 2010 Draft Picks 1. Jameson Taillon 14. Bryce Weidman 27. Kevin Kleis 40. Harrison Cooney 2. Stetson Allie 15. Drew Maggi 28. Zack Powers 41. Bryton...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/14/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 8-6 to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.  Michael Crotta struggled in his start, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 3.1 innings.  Corey Hamman pitched 2.1 innings, allowing a run on four hits.  Vinnie Chulk pitched 1.1 shutout innings, with a hit and four strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma pitched a shutout inning, with a hit and two strikeouts. Jim Negrych had a huge day, going 3-for-4...

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