Matt Bandi

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    2009 vs. 2010: The pitching

    2009 vs. 2010: The pitchingIt is time to look at the final component of the 2009 vs. 2010 series: the pitching. Thus far, we have seen an improvement in the offense, but a defensive decline. Today, we examine how the pitching will...

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    FSN to televise 150 Pirates games in HD

    Jen Langosch reports that the Pirates have agreed to a long-term deal with Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh. FSN will televise a minimum of 150 games per season in high definition, beginning in 2010. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of...

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    Church recovering from broken finger

    Jen Langosch reports that Ryan Church suffered a minor broken finger on Saturday. He is expected to return sometime this weekend. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're...

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    Taschner in the lead for bullpen spot

    Rocco DeMaro reports that Jack Taschner is the leading candidate for the Pirates' final bullpen opening. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If you're already a member, you can...

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    Huntington: Raynor in front of Moss

    Dejan Kovacevic reports that Rule 5 pick-up John Raynor is currently ahead of Brandon Moss in the battle for the final bench spot. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month....

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    Jeff Locke, ground balls, and management’s rationale for wanting Kevin Hart in the rotation

    Chicago Cubs vs. Washington NationalsMany Pirates fans mistakenly consider Jeff Locke's minor league career to be unimpressive. In other news, management has grudgingly demoted Kevin Hart to Triple-A to start the season. Join me as I tie these seemingly unrelated topics together...

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    Young to try third base

    Rob Biertempfel reports that Delwyn Young has begun working out at third base, in hopes of adding the position to his repertoire. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If...

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    A Bradenton recap, with photos

    A Bradenton recap, with photosIt was an up-and-down weekend for me in Bradenton. There was some beautiful weather, some heavy rain and a refreshing dose of green grass. Here are a few photos from my first trip to...

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    Walker to perform in utility role at Indy

    Jen Langosch confirms that Neil Walker will receive playing time at first base, second base, third base, left field and right field at Indianapolis this season. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than...

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    Rangers remain interested in Vazquez

    According to Ed Price, the Texas Rangers remain interested in Ramon Vazquez for a utility infielder role. A Vazquez trade has been expected for the past couple weeks. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with...

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