• The Team that Changed Baseball by Bruce Markusen

    One of the seven deadly sins is envy. And I have it for Bruce Markusen who gets to live in Cooperstown and write about baseball for a living. Okay, I wouldn't want to live in Upstate New York during the winter as I don't enjoy that much snow. Markusen has previously written...

  • Spring Training Game 8: Bucs/Twins Recap

    I'm watching the game, but I still have some other work that needs to get done. I'll probably be due for a longer post tomorrow. For a summary of the game's PBP, check out this post from a Bucs Dugout guest, bryanzane. You can also find the final box score here, Dejan's...

  • Spring Training Recap: Pirates vs. Phillies

    Pittsburghers can breathe a sigh of relief, as the "strained MCL" that Freddy suffered in yesterday's game should be nothing more than a day-to-day injury. As for the recap, it's the same as last week: You can find the transcript of my live blog here, Dejan’s story at the Post-Gazette here and...

  • The first “reassignments”

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporting the first "reassignments" from big league camp to the minor league camp: Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten were assigned to AAA Indianapolis. Yoslan Herrera and Micheal Tejera were assigned to AA Altoona. Brad Lincoln, Kip Bouknight, Steve Lerud, and David Parrish were also sent to the minor league camp, but...

  • The first “reassignments”

    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporting the first "reassignments" from big league camp to the minor league camp: Bryan Bullington and John Van Benschoten were assigned to AAA�Indianapolis. Yoslan Herrera and Micheal Tejera were assigned to AA Altoona. Brad Lincoln, Kip Bouknight, Steve Lerud, and David Parrish were also�sent to the minor league camp, but not specifically...

  • Herrera, Van Benschoten Among First Cuts

    The Post-Gazette has reported that Yoslan Herrera and John Van Benschoten were among the Pirates first cuts of Spring Training. Neither had impressed in limited duty. Herrera gaved up three earnies in one inning of work. Van Benschoten got just one out and surrendered three runs. Also clipped were Bryan Bullington, Brad...

  • Spring Training Game 7: Bucs/Phils Live Blog

    Final Score: Phillies 11, Pirates 10. If you’re reading the log after the conclusion of the game, you’re going to want to start from the bottom and scroll to the top. I’ll provide a recap later tonight. 4:34: Ballgame. 4:33: MRI already back on Freddy. No tear, just a sprain. Day to...

  • Carlos Maldonado — 2006 Indians’ MVP

    Here is an Indy Indians' player who has NOT missed the past season or two due to injury or surgery-- a closer look at last year's MVP. CARLOS MALDONADO Catcher born: 1/3/79 in Maracaibo, Venezuela ht: 6' 2" wt: 180 lb B: Right ...

  • Pulling for Eldred

    I will unabashedly admit that I want Brad Eldred to make the team. He'll be 27 during this season and probably won't ever be a superstar. But is there anybody in camp this year who has been more overlooked than he? I say no. After hitting 38 homers in high A and...

  • Carlos Maldonado — 2006 Indians’ MVP

    Here is an Indy Indians' player who has NOT missed the past season or two due to injury or surgery-- a closer look at last year's MVP. CARLOS MALDONADO Catcher born: 1/3/79�� in Maracaibo, Venezuela ht: 6' 2"��� wt: 180 lb������� B: Right��� T: Right Maldonado has played 11 years of professional baseball.� He was first signed...

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