Matt Bandi

  • Analysis
    Responding to Mondesi’s House

    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington was on The Fan morning show on Tuesday, discussing Monday night’s draft signing deadline. He talked about Jameson Taillon, Stetson Allie, a few 2009 draftees and some issues involving the major league team. For some reason, he made people angry.

  • Analysis
    Lambo injures shoulder

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that outfield prospect Andrew Lambo, acquired in the Octavio Dotel trade, has a sprained AC joint in his shoulder.

  • Analysis
    Pirates sign Taillon, Allie

    It is frustrating being a Pirates fan. Most nights conclude with a disgusted shut-down of the television, followed by nightmares of mental and physical errors. Loss after loss piles onto your shoulders. But for one night, it felt good to be a Pirates fan.

  • Analysis
    Pirates sign Jameson Taillon

    Chuck Finder reports that first round pick Jameson Taillon has signed with the Pirates.

  • Analysis
    Ascanio suffers setback

    Jose Ascanio has been temporarily shut down after suffering a right hand injury in a home accident. Ascanio is attempting to return from shoulder surgery that he underwent in late 2009.

  • Analysis
    Pirates reach agreement with Stetson Allie

    The Pirates have reached an agreement with second round draft pick Stetson Allie. Jen Langosch reports that a few details still need to be worked out at this point.

  • Analysis
    Bucs officially ink Maggi

    The Pirates have officially signed their 15th round draft pick, shortstop Drew Maggi. Kendall Rogers of Yahoo! Sports tweets that Maggi received a bonus of $468,000.

  • Analysis
    Former GM Joe L. Brown dies

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that Joe L. Brown, Pirates general manager from 1956 to 1976 and briefly in 1985, died yesterday afternoon. He was 91.

  • Analysis
    Draft signing deadline

    First round pick Jameson Taillon, second round pick Stetson Allie and 15th round pick Drew Maggi put the pen to paper at various points on Monday. Click here to read through the live updates that I provided from morning to midnight.

  • Analysis
    Series Preview: Marlins vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters RHP Chris Volstad vs. RHP James McDonald RHP Ricky Nolasco vs. LHP Zach Duke RHP Josh Johnson vs. RHP Ross Ohlendorf LHP Sean West vs. LHP Paul Maholm

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