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    Pirates at Twins

    The Pirates will take on the Twins in Fort Myers at 1:05 today. Phil Dumatrait will make the start against Francisco Liriano. Paul Maholm had been scheduled to pitch, but was scratched with a stiff lower back. Apparently, the decision was precautionary. But Maholm will also have his first regular season start...

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    Gorzelanny impressive in final spring start

    Tom Gorzelanny was terrible last spring. However, he was very impressive in his final start, and went on to have a very good regular season. This spring, he has struggled again. In today’s final tune-up, he again finished on a positive note. He kept the Yankees’ lineup quiet, allowing only one run...

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    Burnett to Indy makes sense right now

    In Dejan’s Q&A today, there was quite a bit of support for Sean Burnett making the roster. I thought I should take a look at Burnett’s career, specifically what he has done since returning from his major arm injuries. Burnett rose steadily through the low minors, reaching each level at a relatively...

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    Six reasons why I am an idiot

    The Pirate career of Jonah Bayliss may be over, and that reminded me of something stupid I said last year. And that reminded me of another stupid thing I said. Before I knew it, I had a whole post on my hands. I began looking through some old Pirate Roundtable entries, and...

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    Pirates’ Roster Moves: Release, Reassign, Retire

    Masumi Kuwata -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN)Less than one week to go before the start of the Pirates' major league season, and the roster shuffling continues: Legendary Japanese pitcher Masumi Kuwata (photo) formally retired after this afternoon's game. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Kuwata's final...

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    Roster almost set

    The Pirates have made a flurry of cuts and other transactions in the past two days, and the final roster is nearly set. The last two players to be removed were Hector Carrasco, who was cut after today’s game, and Masumi Kuwata, who announced his retirement this afternoon. Here are the remaining...

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    Duke leads Bucs over Tigers

    Zach Duke led the Pirates both on the mound and in the box, and the Pirates beat the Tigers, 7-4. Duke allowed only one run on six hits in five innings, and also struck out five batters. Most of the K’s came against the bottom of the Tigers’ order, but he did...

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    Pirates’ Roster Moves: Release, Reassign, Retire

    Masumi Kuwata -- photo by Nancy Zinni (MVN)Less than one week to go before the start of the Pirates' major league season, and the roster shuffling continues: Legendary Japanese pitcher Masumi Kuwata (photo) formally retired after this afternoon's game. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette described Kuwata's final...

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    Trading for Yates Makes No Sense

    It'd be pretty easy to write a post daily about how the Pirates current or previous regime could have done something better. While I can't disagree, after a while, it gets to be old reading the posts that question management's ability to manage. Let me add to the near constant barrage: why...

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    More roster moves as spring winds down

    The Pirates made several moves this morning, further narrowing down the final roster. Here are the changes: Traded minor league pitcher Todd Redmond to the Braves for right-handed reliever Tyler Yates Released Jaret Wright, Juan Perez and Byung-Hyun Kim Added Doug Mientkiewicz to the 40-man roster Designated Josh Wilson for assignment Reassigned...

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