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    Game #1 at Atlanta

    Turner Field | 7:10 | Snell vs. Tom Glavine | Box A win is a win, but this one was less than fun. I practically had my post written - talking about a good amount of offense and some solid pitching. Then Damaso Marte and Matt Capps combined to allow five runs...

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    2008 Predictions

    With opening day nearly upon us, I thought I should make a few predictions for the upcoming season. So here we go: There will be no fire sale. Xavier Nady, Chris Duffy and Damaso Marte will be dealt at the deadline for prospects, but the majority of the team will remain intact...

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    Two Added to Indians’ Roster

    The Pirates have signed two players to minor league contracts, and assigned them to AAA Indianapolis. First is INF/OF Matt Kata, who spent part of 2007 with the Indians. He had been with the Rockies in spring training, but was reassigned to their minor league camp on March 23rd. Kata appeared...

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    Two Added to Indians’ Roster

    The Pirates have signed two players to minor league contracts, and assigned them to AAA Indianapolis. First is INF/OF Matt Kata, who spent part of 2007 with the Indians. He had been with the Rockies in spring training, but was reassigned to their minor league camp on March 23rd. Kata appeared...

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    Brad Corley: Outfield Prospect

    A big hitter on his way up: BRAD CORLEY Outfield Born: 12/28/1983 Louisville, Kentucky Ht: 6' 2" Wt: 198 lb B: Right T: Right Brad Corley was drafted by the Pirates in the 2nd round of the 2005 draft. He had hit over .300 in three seasons of college ball with...

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    Bullpen Profile: Brian Rogers

    Another returning reliever: BRIAN ROGERS RHP -- reliever B: 7/17/1982 Dallas, Texas Ht: 6' 4" Wt: 190 lb B: Right T: Right In recap: . . . Brian Rogers began his career in the Tigers' organization, starting as their 11th round draft pick in 2003. In 2005, with Lakeland (A+), he...

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    2008 Preview – Neil Walker

    I have really been slacking on these previews, and opening day is suddenly 48 hours away. Time to get to it. Today, we will look at Neil Walker. The biggest question about Walker is his defense. Due to struggles behind the plate, he was moved to third base full-time last spring. Playing...

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    Bullpen Profile: Josh Sharpless

    A returning favorite: . . JOSH SHARPLESS RHP -- reliever Born: 1/26/1981 in Beaver, Pennsylvania Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 240 lb B: Right T: Right . . A recap Josh Sharpless was the Pirates' 24th round pick in the 2003 draft. He advanced in the system, always as a relief pitcher, and had big success...

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    Jason Delaney: Outfield or First Base?

    Another Pirate prospect: JASON DELANEY first base/outfield Born: 11/9/1982 in Boston, Massachusetts Ht: 6' 3" Wt: 215 lb B: Right T: Right Jason Delaney was the Pirates' 12th round pick in the 2005 draft. He played four seasons for Boston College and hit well over .300 (.337- .368) in three of...

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    Kevin Thompson: Outfield

    A newcomer to the outfield: KEVIN THOMPSON outfield Born: 9/18/1979 in Fort Worth, Texas Ht: 5' 10" Wt:190 lb B: Right T: Right Kevin Thompson was drafted by the New York Yankees in the 31st round of the 1999 draft. He began hs pro career in the 2000 season...

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