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    Hamilton Shipped from Reds to Rangers; Count Me Disappointed

    The Reds and Rangers pulled off a trade: Josh Hamilton is headed to the Lone Star State. The Rangers are sending top pitching prospect Edinson Volquez and minor league hurler Danny Herrera to the Queen City. Charlie has some comments detail on the pitchers in the deal. Baseball America has even more....

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    Lynchburg Hillcats: May 2007

    Continuing on with a review of the Hillcats' 2007 season. The Hillcats began May with a 9-11 record, six games lost to weather issues, the loss of their exciting first baseman, Steve Pearce, and the addition of Canadian outfielder Jamie Romak. April rolled into May with a homestand, the first half being a series...

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    Hooray!

    We didn't sign Chad Durbin, but came in second! This is great news since we really don't need to sign these kind of players. We need to throw the kids out there and let them play and see what they have. In short, we need to rebuild. I think that the new...

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    Minor League Roving Instructors

    The Pirates have hired new roving instructors, mainly replacing those who have moved up to positions as coaches for the Pirates or left for other reasons. Carlos Garcia-- infield coordinator Garcia played shortstop and second base for the Pirates in 1990-96. In a total of 482 games with the Pirates, he had a...

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    Kuwata Offered a Contract

    The Pirates have made an offer to Japanese veteran pitcher Masumi Kuwata of a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training with the big club. Early reports stated that Kuwata had signed the contract, but Kuwata set the record straight: the Pirates are the top club he is...

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    Pirates News and Notes: Search for bullpen help continues

    The Pirates are continuing their quest for a right-handed reliever. Two names mentioned in today’s Post-Gazette are Shawn Chacon and Octavio Dotel. Chacon, who turns 30 on Sunday, was effective for the Pirates last season in a long relief role. He also started four games and saved another. Overall, he posted an...

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    Lynchburg Hillcats: April 2007

    Continuing with our review of the 2007 season, and moving on to the Lynchburg Hillcats, the A+ level affiliate in the Carolina League: Like many other teams in the east and central US, the Hillcats opened their season to cold weather. In the season opener started off nicely, with Hillcats' starter Clayton...

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    Should the Pirates trade Freddy Sanchez?

    The Pirates have a barren minor league system, mostly devoid of impact talent. The Major League team has won less than 70 games in three consecutive seasons. The majority of the team’s offense is made up of average players in their prime who will be eligible for free agency in two or...

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    Crawdads in the Playoffs

    The Hickory Crawdads finished their 2007 season with an overall record of 70-66. There was a marked difference between the first and second halves of the season. In the first half, the Crawdads had a 27-40 record and ended up in last place (8th of 8 teams) in the South...

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    Gene Clines: One of the 9, Two Times Over

    Not sure why exactly, but I've been thinking about Gene Clines recently. So, to continue with a somewhat random (both in time and in quality of play) string of posts on ex-Pirates from back in the day, let's talk Gene Clines. Notables How acquired: Buccos pick in the 6th round of the...

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