Matt Bandi

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    Chan Ho Park return is possible

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    Pirates among teams interested in Brandon Webb

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    Pirates looking at Francis, Bonderman

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    Biertempfel: Pirates target Jorge de la Rosa

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    Contemplating Jorge de la Rosa

    Rob Biertempfel reported Tuesday that Pirates management is planning to pursue free agent pitcher Jorge de la Rosa this offseason. De la Rosa has been a popular target of many Pirates fans, but he represents a risk I would not take.

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    Andrew McCutchen's hit location

    Andrew McCutchen had a very solid sophomore year in 2010, but he experienced an extended slump around midseason that dragged his overall numbers down a bit. Anecdotally, at least to my eyes, he seemed to be a little pull-happy during this period. Unfortunately, I could...

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    Heyman: Pirates hire Hurdle

    John Heyman of SI.com just posted the following tweet:

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    2011 ZiPS projections

    I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

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    BP's top 11 Pirates prospects

    Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus published full scouting reports for his Top 11 Pirates prospects very early this morning. He also released his rankings for prospects 12-20. Since the Pirates were the first organization on the schedule, the information is available to non-subscribers for free. That is a nice...

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    Heyman: Pirates aggressive in free agency

    Sports Illustrated's Jon Heyman posted an interesting tweet earlier today.