Pirates to acquire Chris Snyder

According to John Perrotto via Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will acquire catcher Chris Snyder from the Arizona Diamondbacks once MLB approves the amount of cash being sent to the Pirates by Arizona.  Snyder is under team control through the 2012 season, although the 2012 season is a $6.75 M club option with a $750,000 buyout.  Snyder is owed about $1.7 M for the remainder of the 2010 season, $5.75 M in 2011, and is guaranteed the...

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Syracuse Avoids Sweep With 8-6 Win Over Indians

SYRACUSE AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 8-6 WIN OVER INDIANS Tribe 2006 MVP Maldonado Plays Key Role In Chiefs’ Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Catcher Carlos Maldonado, who was named the Indianapolis Indians’ MVP in 2006, gave the Chiefs an early 3-1 lead with a three-run double in the second inning, before the backstop successfully laid down a critical sacrifice bunt in a four-run seventh to help Syracuse avoid a four-game series sweep and...

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Spikes Welcome Record Crowd to Park, Fall to ‘Cutters, 7-6

SPIKES WELCOME RECORD CROWD TO PARK, FALL TO ‘CUTTERS, 7-6 BOX SCORE GAME LOG STATE COLLEGE – The State College Spikes welcomed a record standing-room-only sellout crowd of 5,807 to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park on Friday night, and the second record-smashing crowd of the year at the ballpark saw the Spikes fall to the Williamsport Crosscutters, 7-6. The crowd topped the previous high of 5,775, set earlier this season on June 19th when...

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Four Run 5th Inning Too Much For Altoona

Last night the Altoona Curve got a great start from Rudy Owens, but ended up losing a low scoring game thanks to a few bad breaks.  The first three innings of tonight’s game looked like a repeat of last night, with Altoona starter Tony Watson getting off to a strong start.  Watson retired the first nine batters he faced, with four strikeouts, and only one ball leaving the infield, a shallow pop out to left field. Altoona got on...

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Pirates want a major league ready starter for Maholm

A lot of Paul Maholm rumors today, which can be summed up here at MLB Trade Rumors.  The key pieces of information: -The San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets are the three teams mentioned as interested in Maholm. -A few reports that the Pirates and Padres are close on a deal, although Dejan Kovacevic tweets that the two teams aren’t close to a deal. -Dejan also reports that the Pirates are looking for a major...

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