Matt Bandi

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    Doumit starting at first base

    Ryan Doumit is starting at first base tonight for the first time since May 14, 2007.

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    Lincoln/Tabata Debut – Live Blog

    Welcome to the PLC live blog of the major league debut for Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata. I am using the Cover It Live software, but I will only be providing occasional updates. If you are looking for a full-blown chat, Raise the Jolly...

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    The importance of managing expectations

    Brad LincolnAs long-suffering Pirates fans, we are desperate for some sort of hope. With an awful major league team, that hope generally resides in the minor leagues. Brad Lincoln and Jose Tabata, the first of three prospects labeled by some as “The Big Three”...

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    Eveland to the bullpen

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that Dana Eveland will move to the bullpen with the addition of Brad Lincoln. Jeff Karstens will remain in the rotation.

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    2010 Draft – Two day recap

    Jameson TaillonThe Pirates added an elite talent on Monday night in the first round of the 2010 MLB draft. Shortly after noon on Tuesday, they made waves by aggressively selecting another impact pitcher in the second round. The Bucs then added 28 more players...

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    Clement to AAA; Tabata and Lincoln joining the Pirates

    The Pirates designated reliever Jack Taschner for assignment tonight, and optioned Jeff Clement to Triple-A Indianapolis. Taschner will be replaced by Brad Lincoln, but the second roster move will not be announced until Wednesday. There are unconfirmed rumblings that Jose Tabata will be the one promoted to Pittsburgh.

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    Bucs take Stetson Allie in second round

    PNC ParkWow. Neal Huntington is going balls to the wall with this year's draft. Allie is another high school pitcher who throws in the high 90's. He is reportedly looking for a bonus in the $3 million range. In order to...

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    With the 52nd pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, the Pirates select…

    PNC ParkI have no idea. The fun starts today, as the Pirates begin rattling off picks and the fans furiously attack Google in search of any and all information. I am traveling this morning, so I figured I would schedule an auto-post for a...

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    The draft beyond Taillon

    PNC ParkNow that the Pirates have made Jameson Taillon the second overall pick in the MLB draft, it is time to look forward to round two. Several interesting players will be available when the Bucs make their selection a little after noon. Here are...

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    Bucs grab Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick

    Jameson Taillon - Picture 25The Pirates have selected Texas high school pitcher Jameson Taillon with the second overall pick in the 2010 draft. Taillon throws a fastball in the mid-to-low nineties. He also possesses a plus curve and slider. He is immediately the...