Matt Bandi

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    What's wrong with Paul Maholm?

    What has caused Paul Maholm to go from an ace in 2008 to a back-of-the-rotation starter in 2009? Why is his ERA a full run higher than it was last season? Let's take a closer look at the numbers, courtesy of FanGraphs. 2008 2009 K/9 6.06 5.61 BB/9 2.75 2.81 HR/9 0.92...

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    Thoughts on the Grabow/Gorzelanny trade

    I was disappointed when I heard the details of this trade. I still have hope for Tom Gorzelanny's future, and I think the Pirates sold low on him. I guess it is possible that his arm is still toast from Jim Tracy's days as skipper, but his numbers have been solid in...

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    Grabow and Gorzelanny dealt to Cubs

    Dejan is reporting that a trade sending John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Cubs is nearly complete. There are no further details, but I would hope to receive a pretty nice return. Grabow will likely end up as a Type A free agent this offseason, which could potentially net a valuable...

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    Farewell to Jack and Freddy

    I am excited about the future of the Pirates. After yesterday's flurry of deals, the team has traded away virtually every starting position player from 18 months ago. In return, management has gathered a boatload of minor league talent, which bodes well for the years ahead. I am champing at the bit...

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    Freddy Sanchez traded to Giants for Tim Alderson

    The Pirates have traded Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson.  Alderson, a first round draft pick in 2007, is 20-years-old and performing well in Double-A.  He is a very good prospect that projects as a top of the rotation starter.  The Pirates focused on quality as opposed to...

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    Pirates trade Wilson, Snell to Seattle; Sanchez next to go?

    Via Dejan. Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock coming back, with Cedeno joining the Pirates immediately. I am at work now; hope to have more reaction to the deal later tonight. UPDATE (5:35 PM): This is a very nice haul for the Pirates.  Cedeno is just a...

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    Time for Snell's return?

    About a month ago, I took a stab at exploring the mind of Ian Snell. I saw some parallels between his actions and my own personality, and tried to use those parallels to dissect the situation. Here is the final paragraph from that post: More importantly, what does this mean for Snell's...

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    Pirates treading water despite trades

    With the trade deadline on the horizon, I thought it would be a good time to look back at the trades made by the Pirates in the last calendar year or so. I am only looking at what I consider the significant trades. These include the deals that saw Xavier Nady, Damaso...

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    Adam LaRoche traded to Red Sox

    Rumor has it that an Adam LaRoche trade is "imminent."  Jen Langosch notes that Larry Corrigan, a special assistant to Neal Huntington, attended the Mariners-Tigers game last night.  Besides that nugget, no details are known.  LaRoche is not in today's lineup. Keep an eye on the PBC Blog and the Twitter feed for additional...

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    Are Sanchez and Wilson overpaid?

        There seems to be some sentiment among fans that Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson are overpaid relative to their production. This may be true for a team in the Pirates situation, as a rebuilding club may not necessarily need to spend several million dollars on two middle infielders in their...

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