Pirates Scouting First Baseman Mike Carp
Mar02

Pirates Scouting First Baseman Mike Carp

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been scouting first baseman Mike Carp of the Boston Red Sox. He also mentions that the Milwaukee Brewers have been looking at Carp. Early in the off-season, there were a lot of teams interested in Carp, but the Red Sox were asking a lot in return. Carp would give the Pirates a 27-year-old lefty first baseman with three years of control left. He is due to make...

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Austin Meadows: A Luxury For an Organization Loaded With Quality Outfielders
Mar02

Austin Meadows: A Luxury For an Organization Loaded With Quality Outfielders

The Pittsburgh Pirates have no shortage of quality outfielders. They’ve got Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte at the major league level, with Gregory Polanco on the way to possibly provide the best outfield trio in the majors. They’ve got top prospects in the minor leagues, beyond Polanco, who could either shift to first base, serve as depth/eventual replacements for the big three, or be used as a trade chip if needed....

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The Pre-Injury Wandy Rodriguez Would Be a Huge Boost to the Rotation
Mar01

The Pre-Injury Wandy Rodriguez Would Be a Huge Boost to the Rotation

Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates had question marks at the back of their rotation heading into the season. They had Jeff Locke, who came with the normal questions that a rookie would have. They also had Jonathan Sanchez in the fifth spot in the rotation, after the lefty signed a minor league deal in the off-season. That doesn’t include the questions wondering which James McDonald would show up in 2013 — the first half...

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Chase d’Arnaud Outrighted to Indianapolis
Mar01

Chase d’Arnaud Outrighted to Indianapolis

Chase d’Arnaud has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates designated d’Arnaud for assignment last week after acquiring Brent Morel, and waived him almost immediately. Now that he has cleared waivers, he will remain in the organization and will probably serve as one of the top middle infield depth options out of Triple-A, sharing time with Robert Andino. D’Arnaud was drafted in...

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You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by the Jameson Taillon/Gerrit Cole Comparisons
Mar01

You Shouldn’t Be Surprised by the Jameson Taillon/Gerrit Cole Comparisons

On Friday the Pittsburgh Pirates marched out Gerrit Cole, followed by Jameson Taillon, in a preview of what could be their number one and two in the Major League rotation for the next several years. The back to back appearances allowed for quick comparisons, including this interesting note from Jayson Stark. Taillon zipped thru 2 IP so easily, may not need to shower, allowing just check-swing IF single. "Like him better than...

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Injury Notes: Gaby Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Travis Ishikawa
Mar01

Injury Notes: Gaby Sanchez, Phil Irwin, Travis Ishikawa

A few injury updates from this morning. **Gaby Sanchez was scratched from the lineup today with discomfort in his right knee and is day to day. **Phil Irwin has been experiencing some discomfort in his right elbow.  Irwin will work through a throwing program before returning to game activity. **Travis Ishikawa remains day to day due to discomfort in his right hamstring.

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