Matt Bandi

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    Pirates acquire Chris Snyder

    The Pirates have acquired catcher Chris Snyder and a minor leaguer from the Diamondbacks. Arizona will receive D.J. Carrasco, Ryan Church and Bobby Crosby in the deal.

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    Game 102: Lineups

    Pirates: McCutchen-CF Tabata-LF Walker-2B Jones-1B Alvarez-3B Milledge-RF Cedeno-SS Kratz-C Karstens-P Cardinals: Lopez-3B Jay-RF Pujols-1B Holliday-LF Rasmus-CF Molina-C Ryan-SS Carpenter-P Schumaker-2B

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    Calculating trade value: Zach Duke edition

    We are just a bit over 24 hours from the trade deadline, and the rumors are flying left and right. That being said, after being very active leading up to the past two deadlines, the Pirates have been relatively quiet so far this year. We have...

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    Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

    PNC ParkProbable Pitchers Friday, July 30th - 8:15 PM: RHP Jeff Karstens vs RHP Chris Carpenter Saturday, July 31st - 7:15 PM: TBA vs. RHP Jeff Suppan Sunday, August 1st - 2:15 PM: LHP Zach Duke vs. RHP Adam Wainwright

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    Revisiting Neil Walker’s plate discipline

    Last night, Nate Rose of Stealing First Base took my recent article regarding Neil Walker and began digging deeper. He went to FanGraphs and took a look at Walker’s plate discipline numbers, wondering whether we should expect his walk rate to improve. Nate noted that Walker does...

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    McCutchen scratched from lineup

    Andrew McCutchen is a late scratch from today's lineup. The Pirates' centerfielder reinjured his right shoulder on Wednesday night while making a leaping catch against the outfield fence, and the injury flared up this afternoon during batting practice. Jose Tabata took his spot in the...

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    Game 101: Lineups

    Pirates: Tabata-CF Young-RF Walker-2B Jones-1B Alvarez-3B Church-LF Crosby-SS Jaramillo-C Maholm-P Rockies: Fowler-CF Barmes-2B Gonzalez-LF Tulowitzki-SS Mora-1B Spilborghs-RF Olivo-C Stewart-3B Jimenez-P

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    Calculating trade value: Garrett Jones edition

    Yesterday, I took a look at Paul Maholm's potential value on the trade block in preparation for the upcoming July 31st deadline. Garrett Jones is another player that may be available for the right price. Some reports have indicated that the Angels are interested in Jones, although...

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    Ohlendorf hit in head by comebacker

    Ross Ohlendorf left tonight's game after being struck in the side of the head by a Troy Tulowitzki line drive. Ohlendorf never lost consciousness, briefly dropping to a knee but returning to his feet within seconds. He appeared alert, and walked off the field under...

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    Game 100: Lineups

    Pirates: McCutchen-CF Tabata-LF Walker-2B Jones-1B Alvarez-3B Milledge-RF Cedeno-SS Kratz-C Ohlendorf-P Rockies: Smith-LF Herrera-2B Gonzalez-CF Tulowitzki-SS Hawpe-1B Spilborghs-RF Stewart-3B Iannetta-C Cook-P