Spring Training Game 6: Bucs/Jays Thoughts

I missed the broadcast of this one, but you can find a box score here and Dejan’s Post-Gazette writeup here. Like the 2002 All-Star game, today’s exhibition ended in a tie after the teams ran out of pitchers. The game was knotted at eight after 10 innings. My impressions: If Eldred hits a homer every game, can we trade him to an American League team that needs a DH? He’ll never make it as a first baseman. Tracy would...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #20

Question #1: Does Jim Tracy’s managerial style mesh well with the Pirates’ personnel? Steve from The Parrot: Yes, I believe it does. There seems to be a familiarity between Tracy and the players this spring, and every quote I’ve read from the manager has been very positive so far. He does seem to have his favorites, like Jose Hernandez, Salomon Torres and Nate McLouth. Jose Castillo and Chris Duffy may be players that...

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Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Yankees

First, let me start with some blog business by welcoming Tony Ferrante to the MVN baseball staff. You may be familiar with his work at The Confluence, which has also made the switch to Most Valuable Network. His opinions will be a fine addition to the Pittsburgh Lumber Co. Now, on to the baseball. Same as the past few days: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejan’s story at the Post-Gazette here and the mothership’s...

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Spring Training Game 4: Bucs/Yanks Live Blog

Final score: New York 4, Pittsburgh 3. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 3:45: Bautista pops to Cannizaro at second. Veras works the count to 0-2 on Kelly. Don flies out to Thompson in right-center to end the game. Another heartbreaker for the Bucs. 3:43: Doumit doubles into the gap, and de Caster is held...

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Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Braves

Just like yesterday: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejan’s story at the Post-Gazette here and the mothership’s recap here. The Studs 1. John Smoltz, Atlanta Showed up with his Cy Young stuff. Pirates couldn’t do anything against him. 2. Ian Snell, Pittsburgh Ditto. Didn’t expect to see Ian throwing so well so early. He made Chipper and Andruw look average. 3. Bryan Bullington, Pittsburgh...

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