• 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,...

  • In Relief… Brian Rogers

    A look at a pitcher who was in Indianapolis for part of last year...

    BRIAN ROGERS

    relief pitcher

    born: 7/17/1982�� in Dallas, Texas

    Ht: 6' 3"����� Wt:� 190 lb

    B: Right����� T: Right

    Brian Rogers was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in 2003, out of Georgia Southern University.� He began his professional career that same year, with Oneonta...

  • Tony and the Big Four

    First came the argument, posed by the Post-Gazette's "Stats Geek," Brian O'Neill, that the Pirates have a chance---however slim---of winning a weak NL Central Division in 2007. Charlie from Bucs Dugout didn't agree, and he made his opinion known. So known, in fact, that Stats Geek found out and published a re-rebuttal,...

  • Bucs Clip Five

    The Pirates trimmed the Spring Training roster by five yesterday. Brian Rogers, a member of the 40 man roster, was sent to AAA. He had whiffed seven in less than four innings of spring work, but had an ERA approaching five. Reassigned to the minor league camp were Jesse Chavez (2.25 ERA...

  • Spring Training Update: You're Kidding Me

    From NJ.com and The Star-Ledger: In addition to Benitez, the Giants are shopping utilityman Mark Sweeney, who could make sense for the Pirates. This should inspire a list of some sort, something along the lines of "Ten signs you don't know anything about the Pirates." Last year, as a 36-year-old,...

  • Nyjer Morgan

    A promising prospect on his way up: NYJER MORGAN outfield born: 7/2/1980��� in San Francisco, California Ht: 6' 0"���� Wt: 170 lb��������� B: Left��� T: Left Nyjer Morgan started�playing baseball around the age of 5, like most little boys in California.� But at age 7 his imagination was captured by the 1988 Olympic hockey competition.� He dreamed...

  • Spring Training Game 21: Bucs/Phils Thread

    Game over.  Bucs win, 5-1, and Snell shines.  Read about it in the P-G here. ---- You can follow MLB.com's live box score here. If you're reading the live thread after the fact, you'll want to start from the bottom and work your way to the top. 2:18: Rowand pops up to...

  • Spring Training Update: The State of the 'Pen

    In Sunday's Post-Gazette's "Spring Scorecard," Jack Wilson spoke about the Pirates' lineup: I would think it's a pretty easy lineup to fill out right now as a manager because of the players we have. Maybe that's so for the starting nine, Jack, but there's plenty of room for debate when it comes...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #24

    Question #1: If you were Dave Littlefield, what would you do with Shane Youman? Pat from WHYGAVS: Might as well put Youman on the team. He's pitched very well in the minors and he's already 27 years old, so it's not as if a lights out year at AAA is going to...

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