Week In Review: Ike Davis Trade, More Polanco Dominance, 2014 Draft
Apr21

Week In Review: Ike Davis Trade, More Polanco Dominance, 2014 Draft

The big news for the Pittsburgh Pirates this week was the trade for Ike Davis. Beyond that, the Pirates went 2-5 against the Reds and Brewers, although they could have been 4-3 had it not been for Ryan Braun hitting ninth inning homers off Jason Grilli in back to back games. Neal Huntington Thinks the Pirates Can Get Ike Davis on the Right Track. That’s pretty obvious, since Huntington traded for Davis. However, he talks about...

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Prospect Watch: One Big Inning Sinks Indianapolis
Apr20

Prospect Watch: One Big Inning Sinks Indianapolis

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Tony Sanchez #11, Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and...

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What the future holds for Andrew Lambo
Apr20

What the future holds for Andrew Lambo

On Sunday, Andrew Lambo started in left field in Indianapolis. Though it is his natural position over first base, unfortunately it shows what we already knew – how the Ike Davis trade would impact his future with the club. Lambo, who was given every chance out of Spring Training to take over the platoon job against right-handed pitchers at first base, had a dreadful Spring Training and was demoted to Triple-A. However, a hot start to...

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After tough start, Phil Irwin is sent to the bullpen
Apr20

After tough start, Phil Irwin is sent to the bullpen

The season has gotten off to a rough start for Phil Irwin, resulting in the right-hander being designated to the bullpen in Indianapolis. The move coincides with the addition of Jeff Locke to the squad. After dealing with some setbacks from tendonitis in his elbow in the spring, Irwin saw only three innings in two games in Florida. Following his assignment to Indianapolis, Irwin allowed 11 earned runs in just six innings over a pair...

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First Pitch: How Good Could the Ike Davis/Gaby Sanchez Platoon Be?
Apr20

First Pitch: How Good Could the Ike Davis/Gaby Sanchez Platoon Be?

Now that Ike Davis is in the mix for the Pittsburgh Pirates, it looks like the first base position is settled, at least for the next few years. There is the possibility that Davis won’t work out. His career numbers against right-handers are strong, but he hasn’t always played up to those numbers, in part due to injuries. If he can play up to those numbers, and stay healthy, then he could pair nicely with Gaby Sanchez,...

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Prospect Watch: Chad Kuhl Throws Six Shutout Innings
Apr19

Prospect Watch: Chad Kuhl Throws Six Shutout Innings

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors (Tony Sanchez #11, Stolmy Pimentel #13). If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. If a player is out for the season (Jameson Taillon #2, Clay Holmes #12), he will be removed and...

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