Matt Bandi

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    How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

    The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco...

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    Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

    The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield...

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    Diaz, Clement recalled from Triple-A

    Possibly in preparation for an approaching trade, the Pirates have recalled Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis.

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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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