• Game #76 at Florida

    Dolphin Stadium | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Dontrelle Willis | Box The Paul Maholm we saw in Spring Training is starting to return, I think. Maholm worked into the eighth inning, the offense received contributions from unexpected sources and the Pirates beat the Marlins, 3-2. In seven of his 16 starts, Maholm...

  • OUR Indians First Half MVP

    The votes have been tallied -- some came in on "comments", some were emailed privately, and some were told to me verbally. OUR Indians MVP for the first half of the season is.... Yurendell de Caster. "De" is one of the most versatile players you will ever see. He can play outfield, first base,...

  • A Quick Draft Note or Two

    I headed over to Baseball Think Factory this morning with the idea of comparing the Pirates' current stats to where the ZiPS system projected they would be, but I got sidetracked. (I'm grateful; that would've been another depressing post in a long string of depressing posts.) What caught my eye was a...

  • Indians Swept by Mud Hens

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) Bryan Bullington -- photo by NancyZ The Toledo Mud Hens swept the four-game series from the Indianapolis Indians at Fifth-Third Field in Toledo, winning tonight's game by a blow-out score of 9-1. The win puts the second place Indians two...

  • Has the Time Come to Trade Away Jason Bay?

    Everything I've read in response to Dejan's article about the Pirates' interest in Jarrod Saltalamacchia has surprised me. Before I go any further, let me clarify two points: It seems extremely unlikely that the Pirates will acquire Saltalamacchia given David Littlefield's history. The Pirates will not trade Jason Bay. Still, I was...

  • Indians Fall to Mud Hens and Out of First Place

    boxscore (photo by NancyZ) Luis Matos and Trent Jewett  -- photo by NancyZ WARNING: If you have a serious heart condition, watching the Indianapolis Indians and the Toledo Mud Hens play a baseball game might not be a good idea for you....

  • Saltalamacchia to Save a Sinking Pirate Ship?

    I was going to wait until tomorrow for this, but I'll jump in with my thoughts now. I'm sure you've seen this morning's Post-Gazette in which Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates have inquired about Jarrod Saltalamacchia, a big-time catching prospect for the Atlanta Braves. I fired off a quick e-mail: Dejan,...

  • Are You Worried About Baseball in Pittsburgh?

    Are you worried about the future of baseball in Pittsburgh? Not whether or not games will be played, mind you; I'm more concerned with the quality of the on-field product. PNC Park ensures that we'll have a team of some kind for the forseeable future, but will it produce any results? It's...

  • Game #75 at Los Angeles

    Angel Stadium | 3:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Bartolo Colon | Box Five in a row.  No post-game thoughts.  What can you say?  The Angels won another one in extras. Read about the possibility of blowing the team up or acquiring Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  I really don't feel like writing about another loss.  Think...

  • Indians Lose the Game and Sole Claim to First Place

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) Matt Kata  -- photo by NancyZ The Indianapolis Indians and the Toledo Mud Hens played another see-sawing game tonight, with the score tied for quite a bit of the game. Unfortunately for the Indians, the game ended with a...

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