• Stat Rats #3 — Answers

    Answers to #3: How much did you remember from 2006? . For the Pirates' minor league affiliates in 2006: 1. Which position player had the highest batting average (min 200 at bats)? AAA - Indianapolis Indians -- Carlos Maldonado�� .354 AA - Altoona Curve -- Nyjer Morgan�� .306 A+ - Lynchburg Hillcats -- Brent Lillibridge�� .313 A - Hickory Crawdads...

  • Stat Rats #3

    A little more trivia..... . For each of the Pirates' minor league affiliates in 2006: 1. Which position player had the highest batting average (min. 200 at bats)? 2. Which batter had the most triples? 3. Which player had the most stolen bases? . Answers later today..... Go Tribe!

  • Spring Training Update: Around the Web

    Pirates news and shameless plugging today: First, and least important, I'll be appearing on Sportsocracy org's weekly podcast tonight to talk some Pirates baseball. If you follow those guys, you'll already know that Pat from WHYGAVS played the role of guinea pig last week. The bar's been set high; I'll try...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #25

    This is the 25th edition of Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable, a bi-weekly collaboration of Pirates writers and thinkers from around the Internet. If you'd like to submit a question to our panel, or if you're interested in learning more about participating, e-mail the moderator here. Question #1: What are your impressions of the...

  • La Russa Picked Up for DUI

    This is off topic and I'm not normally one to bask in schadenfreude and I'm not normally prone to simply linking to other stories, but this is making me smile. I'm not a fan of Tony LaRussa. And that is an understatement. Cory's add: The boys at MVN's Outsider Radio talk a...

  • Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 7

    The trade that set the tone is the topic of this post. The Trade On June 28, 1979 the Pirates received Bill Madlock, Lenny Randle and Dave Roberts from the Giants for Fred Breining, Al Holland and Ed Whitson. The Background After the games of June 28, the Pirates were tied for...

  • Utilities: Mike Edwards

    A super-utility man, returning to the Indians: MIKE EDWARDS infield/outfield born:� 11/24/1976���� in Goshen, New York Ht: 6' 1"����� Wt:�� 200 lb. B: Right���� T: Right �. Mike Edwards is another of the Pirates' Pennsylvanians.� Although he was born in Goshen, New York (just a short distance northeast of New York City ) Edwards graduated from high school in...

  • Spring Training Game 23: Bucs/Sox Live Thread

    If you're reading the live blog after the fact, you'll want to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. Bucs lose, box here. 3:30: David Murphy grounds to Brower to end the inning (and this live blog). The Sox are up 7-2. I'll be watching the rest of...

  • Spring Training Update: Who's Left in Camp

    Ten days left until the opener, and here (as far as I can tell) is the depth chart of players still remaining in major-league camp. The position players: C Paulino Doumit Cota Diaz 1B LaRoche Eldred     2B Sanchez Kelly     3B Castillo Bautista DeCaster   SS Wilson Hernandez  ...

  • Spring Training Game 22: Bucs/Tigers Thread

    Jim Leyland, Andy Van Slyke and a handful of former Pirates made their returns to Bradenton today for a Grapefruit League matchup between Detroit and Pittsburgh. Sean Burnett threw 4.1 shutout innings, and Adam LaRoche went deep for our Bucs.  You can find the box score here.  The black and gold won,...

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