• Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 5

    Continuing with the theme of whether bad trades made in assembling the 1979 team crippled the club in the mid-80s. The subject of today's post is possibly the worst trade made to acquire a player that played on the 1979 Pirates, the one that brought in Phil Garner. The Trade On March...

  • Big Country!

    How about a position player we're looking forward to seeing in Indianapolis? BRAD ELDRED �First Base Born: 7/13/80 in� Fort Lauderdale, Florida Ht. 6' 5"���� Wt. 275 lbs B: Right����� T: Right Eldred was the Pirates' 6th round draft pick in 2002, after he had played for four seasons at Florida International University.� In college, he was a...

  • Spring Training Game 1: Pittsburgh vs. Manatee CC

    The day we've been (sort of) waiting for has arrived; the Pittsburgh Pirates will play a (sort of) meaningful baseball game after an excruciatingly long winter. At 12:05, the pre-season officially gets underway as the annual beatdown of Manatee Community College takes place at McKechnie Field. According to Dejan in the Post-Gazette,...

  • Burnett looking for a stronger 2007

    Another pitcher who could be with the Indianapolis Indians in 2007 -- SEAN BURNETT LHP - starter born: 9/17/1982 in Dunedin, Florida Ht: 6' 1"�� Wt: 190 lb��������� B: Left�� T: Left Burnett was the Pirates' first round draft pick in 2000.� He had outstanding seasons in 2001 with the Hickory Crawdads and in 2002 with the...

  • Pirates in the News

    A quick rundown of what's being said about the Bucs around the Web: On MVN's Outsider Radio, Brandon and Dan talked about Freddy Sanchez' 2006 (and his possible position change), whether or not the Pirates will be decent this year, Pittsburgh's baseball sanctuary (PNC Park) and Skyblast. I even made a quick...

  • Ten Things I Need to Know About the Pirates by April

    A list of the ten most pressing Pirates-related Spring Training issues, according to me: 1. Can Adam LaRoche hit left-handed pitching? Like it or not, a manager bound for Cooperstown thought it best to sit Adam down against southpaws for the majority of 2006. The Pirates acquired Lefty McThump to be their...

  • Welcome Indianapolis Indians Fans

    Hello everyone! I'm Nancy, and I'll be writing about the Indianapolis Indians, the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. I've been an Indy Indians fan for many years, and I'm looking forward to telling you about the Indians' players and games and generally what's going on here at Victory...

  • Prospect Profile: Jamie Romak

    The biggest piece of off-season news for fans of the Pirates at the major-league level was the acquisition of Adam LaRoche. The hot stove deal with the Braves sent Mike Gonzalez to Atlanta in exchange for our Lefty McThump. Added in as sweetners, though, were Brent Lillibridge (then the #3...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #18

    Question #1: Will the 2007 edition of the Pittsburgh Pirates be the best team to take the field since 1992? Mark from Pirates Journal: Unfortunately, no. The Pirates won as many as 79 games in 1997 when they finished second place, and I don’t see the Pirates winning that many games in...

  • Prospect Profile: Yoslan Herrera

    This one should be a bit more fun than Walker, as Yo Herrera is one of the biggest mysteries in the Pirates' farm system. Consider this profile a learning process for us all, as there are few Pittsburghers who are acquainted with the hard-throwing Cuban defector. I'd pop in a table of...

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