Matt Bandi

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    A jigsaw puzzle: Offense

    As Neal Huntington tore down the Pirates’ major league roster over the past few years, I set my sights on 2011 as the year the team would “turn it around.” By 2012, I hoped we would be competing for the playoffs. Whether this team has...

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    A Friday night in Altoona

    altoona curveAs I was driving to work on Friday morning, I began to suspect that Bryan Morris' spot in the Altoona rotation was due up that night. When I arrived at my office, I fired up the computer and quickly checked whether I was correct....

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    Bucs ink 39th rounder

    According to a report from the Washington Times-Herald, the Pirates have signed 2010 39th round draft pick Kevin Decker, a right-handed pitcher.

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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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