Matt Bandi

  • Analysis
    Breakdown of Pedro’s mechanical breakdown

    Obviously, Pedro Alvarez has struggled tremendously since arriving from Triple-A Indianapolis. He has just seven hits and four walks in 51 plate appearances, to go along with 22 strikeouts. He is swinging at more than a third of all pitches outside the strike zone, a...

  • Analysis
    Pirates reportedly sign Matt Curry

    Tim Williams of BuccoFans.com reported this morning that the Pirates have signed their 16th round draft pick, TCU first baseman Matt Curry.

  • Analysis
    Crosby leaves game following collision

    Bobby Crosby left Monday night's game against the Cubs with concussion-like symptoms. He was injured in a collision with right-fielder Lastings Milledge. The two players were chasing a shallow pop-up down the right field line.

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    Bucs sign two more draft picks

    The Pirates have signed two more draft picks, 25th rounder Casey Sadler and 36th rounder James Archibald. Both are right-handed pitchers.

  • Analysis
    Walker out at least two games with concussion

    Neil Walker will miss at least two games with a concussion he sustained last night in a collision with Ryan Church.

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    Pirates sign 31st round draft pick

    The Pirates signed their 31st round draft pick on Wednesday, right-handed pitcher Jason Townsend.

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    Moskos, Presley to AAA; Stevenson to A-

    The Pirates promoted closer Daniel Moskos and outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis yesterday. Starting pitcher Trent Stevenson was also promoted from the Gulf Coast League to State College of the short season New York-Penn League.

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    Pirates sign 24th round draft pick

    The Pirates have signed their 24th round draft pick, first baseman Justin Howard out of the University of New Mexico.

  • Analysis
    What was Neal Huntington thinking when he acquired Eveland?

    Dana EvelandWith today’s DFA of Dana Eveland, a trade that appeared suspect at the time now looks even worse. Essentially, the Pirates traded Ronald Uviedo for three non-descript appearances by Eveland. It seems like they simply threw away a minor asset. However, maybe there...

  • Analysis
    Eveland DFA’d

    The Pirates designated Dana Eveland for assignment today. The move leaves the team with two openings on the active roster. Corresponding transactions will be made this afternoon.

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