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  • Analysis
    Homers For Milledge And Gimenez; Toros Take Dominican Title

    Just 3 winter league playoff games on Sunday, as the Mexican Pacific League takes a travel day...

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Leones de Ponce  4,  Criollos de Caguas  1  --  Los Criollos out-hit Los Leones, but Los Criollos also left 10 runners stranded, while Ponce had only 5 runners left...

  • Analysis
    Former Pirates Help Aragua Into The Championship

    Cheering for the Pirates' players and friends in the winter league playoff games on Saturday night...

    VENEZUELAN LEAGUE
    Tigres de Aragua  5,  Leones de Caracas  2  --  
    The Big Cats had to have a one-game playoff because they finished tied for second place in the round robin...

  • Analysis
    Ciriaco Gets A Key Hit, Good Outing For Ascanio

    Lots of playoff action in the winter leagues on Friday night:

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Toros del Este  2,  Estrellas de Oriente  1  -- SS Pedro Ciriaco, 
    who has not been in Los Toros' recent playoff games, started off the scoring in this game.  He singled to lead off the...

  • Analysis
    Two Hits For Cortes, And A New Catcher

    The Pirates have added a minor league catcher, Kawika Emsley-Pai, to the fold.  The Washington State native was the Diamondbacks' 10th round pick in the most recent (2010) draft, signed out of University of Texas.  He made his pro debut with the Yakima Bears in the Northwest (short season) league,...

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    Roster Updates And Playoff Games

    An update on some recent roster moves by the Pirates:

    Pitcher Jose Veras took a few days, but did sign a minor league contract with the Pirates.  Veras is a 30-year-old who was first signed by the Rays in 1998.  He began playing in the US in 2002, and...

  • Analysis
    Tough Outing For Ramos; Latimore Back In Action

    The winter league playoffs are winding down.  The Puerto Rican League championship series (best of 7) between Los Criollos de Caguas and Los Leones de Ponce will begin on Wednesday.  The Dominican League championship series will be played between Los Estrellas de Oriente and Los Toros del Este, and that...

  • Analysis
    Ascanio Earns Win Despite Big Hits By Milledge And Gimenez

    Checking in on Pirates' players and friends in the winter league playoffs on Monday...

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
     Criollos de Caguas  2,  Senadores de San Juan  1 --
    Los Criollos broke a 1-1 tie with a run in the bottom of the 9th.  SS Luis Figueroa walked, and moved to...

  • Analysis
    Triple For Gonzalez and Homers For House, Gimenez, and Chavez


    Cheering for Pirates' players and friends in the few winter league playoff games on Sunday....

    DOMINICAN LEAGUE
    Gigantes del Cibao  8,  Toros del Este  2 --  
    A 7-run 7th inning by Los Gigantes included a 2-run homer and a 3-run homer, and it gave them all the...

  • Analysis
    Save For Rodriguez, Win For Machi

    A few signing notes for former Pirates, all minor league contracts:  
    1B Brad Eldred signed with the Giants,  P Ian Snell and INF Ramon Vazquez signed with the Cardinals, and OF Matt Kata signed with the Rangers.  


    Cheering for a few Pirates' players and friends in...

  • Analysis
    Sullivan Earns A Win

    The Dominican and Puerto Rican Leagues wind up their round-robin playoff series this weekend, while the Venezuelans continue theirs for another week or so.  

    PUERTO RICAN LEAGUE
    Criollos de Caguas  5,  Gigantes de Carolina  2  --  
    Los Criollos began the scoring with a fly out-RBI for 3B Ramon...

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