• Prospect Primer for Trade Partners – Starting Pitchers

    The first in a series of 3 articles will present trade chips for potential trading partners with the Pirates. This article will focus on Starting Pitcher prospects in the full-season leagues.

  • Pirates Sign 8th Round Pick Jason Creasy

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced two draft signings today.  The one we knew about was 4th round pick Colten Brewer.  I reported that Brewer had reached an agreement with the team back in June, and it's obviously an over-slot deal since it took this long to finalize.  The one we didn't know about was...

  • 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Deadline Preview

    The 2011 trade deadline is a little over two weeks away.  In previous years, we'd be talking about guys the Pirates would be selling off, and it would almost be a guarantee that the Pirates would be dealing most of the guys we were talking about.  This year, with the Pirates in...

  • Francisco Rodriguez Traded to the Brewers

    The Milwaukee Brewers made the first splash of the trade season in the NL Central last night when they added late inning reliever Francisco Rodriguez.  Rodriguez will give Milwaukee a strong combination in the back of the bullpen when paired with John Axford.  However, the move comes at a big price.  Rodriguez...

  • Angels Pursued Garrett Jones Again

    Yesterday, Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports reported that the Los Angeles Angels and the Pittsburgh Pirates had discussed a trade that would have sent Garrett Jones to the Angels, and catcher Jeff Mathis to the Pirates.  Mathis has a .195/.241/.286 line at the plate this year, and isn't exactly the best...

  • Alvarez reinstated from DL, optioned to Triple-A

    A healthy Alvarez remains at IndyThe Pirates announced today that third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been reinstated from the disabled list and assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Alvarez has been on the disabled list since May 20 with a right quad strain. He hit .208/.283/.304 in 138 plate appearances before suffering the injury,...

  • Exicardo Cayonez Demoted to the GCL

    Cayonez has been demoted to the GCL. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Jordan Cooper to the State College Spikes, and to create space on the roster, they have demoted Exicardo Cayonez to the Gulf Coast League.  Cooper is expected to pitch tonight, with the probable starter listed as TBA,...

  • Pirates Trade Cesar Valdez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right handed pitcher Cesar Valdez to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to a team press release.  Valdez was acquired in the Zach Duke trade over the winter.  He had a 3.86 ERA in 42 innings, with a 36:17...

  • Pirates Sign Minor League FA Billy Nowlin, Other Moves

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent Billy Nowlin and have assigned him to the State College Spikes.  Nowlin, an outfielder, was drafted in the 25th round by the Detroit Tigers in 2008, and has played as high as the AA level, hitting for a .268/.309/.465 line in 142 at-bats...

  • Chris Leroux Up, Brad Lincoln Down

    Leroux has been called up. After making a somewhat successful spot start yesterday, Brad Lincoln has been sent down to AAA by the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Chris Leroux has been recalled.  I talked about Leroux in this morning's Daily Player Profile, and how he's basically a new pitcher, with a new arm...

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