Altoona Curve Release Opening Day Roster
Mar29

Altoona Curve Release Opening Day Roster

The Altoona Curve have released their Opening Day 25 man roster. The top prospects on the roster are Alen Hanson, Nick Kingham and Joely Rodriguez, who were all among the top 15 prospects in our 2014 Prospect Guide. We had mentioned that Stetson Allie will begin his season there, but for now, he is being held back in Extended Spring Training due to an oblique injury. Below, you will find the complete roster. Left-handed pitchers are...

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Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland Will Present Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle With Awards
Mar28

Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland Will Present Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle With Awards

The Pittsburgh Pirates just sent out a press release with all of Monday’s Opening Day festivities. The biggest highlight was that Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland will be on hand to present awards to Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle. Bonds (1990 and 1992 NL MVP with the Pirates) will join Dick Groat (1960 NL MVP) to present McCutchen with his 2013 NL MVP award. McCutchen’s mother, Petrina McCutchen, will be signing the...

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Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster
Mar25

Wei-Chung Wang Makes the Brewers’ Opening Day Roster

It appears that the Milwaukee Brewers will go with left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang on their Opening Day roster. The Pittsburgh Pirates lost Wang in the Rule 5 draft in the Winter and at least for now, he seems to have overcome the long odds of a player jumping from the Gulf Coast League directly to the majors. On Tuesday afternoon, the Brewers informed Zach Duke that he made the Opening Day roster and they also sent out pitcher Rob...

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Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers
Mar24

Update On Wei-Chung Wang and His Chance To Make Brewers

In December, the Pittsburgh Pirates lost left-handed pitcher Wei-Chung Wang in the Rule V draft to the Milwaukee Brewers. At the time, it seemed unlikely he would stick. He had one season of minor league experience and that was in the Gulf Coast League. Wang needed Tommy John surgery and the Pirates realized that after he signed, voided his contract and resigned him to a second deal. When they did that, it meant that Wang would be...

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Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season
Mar24

Pirates Tried to Extend Starling Marte Through the 2020 Season

Over the weekend we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates tried to extend outfielder Starling Marte, but that Marte has turned down two extension attempts. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says that the Pirates tried to extend Marte for six years, which would start after his one year deal in 2014. That extension would put Marte under team control through the 2020 season. The extension would have covered Marte’s final league minimum year,...

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Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius
Mar24

Pirates Possibly Looking At Didi Gregorius

According to Jon Morosi, the Pittsburgh Pirates have had trade discussions with the Arizona Diamondbacks for shortstop Didi Gregorius. There were no details from Morosi on what the Diamondbacks could be looking for as a possible return, though they do need starting pitching. Gregorius is a 24-year-old, who hit .252/.332/.373 in 103 games last year, his first full season in the majors.  Gregorius also played briefly for the Cincinnati...

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