2009 Season Recap: Trade Recaps

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of trades in the past two seasons. The 2009 season marked the first full year for the results of trades like the Jason Bay and Xavier Nady deals, and brought a lot of new trades throughout the season. In the last two weeks I’ve been looking back at every deal, with a look at how things turned out in 2009, and a look ahead to the future. Here are the recaps: Jason Bay Trade Xavier Nady Trade...

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2009 Season Recap: Positional Breakdowns

Over the last two weeks I’ve been breaking down each position in the Pittsburgh Pirates organization, looking at 2009 results on the major league team, prospects in the system, and a look to the future starting with the 2010 season. Here is the list of each positional breakdown article: Catcher First Base Second Base Shortstop Third Base Outfield Starting Pitcher Relief...

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Does Will Ohman make sense?

The Pirates are reportedly one of three teams to have interest in left handed reliever Will Ohman, with the Marlins and Padres being the other two teams. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote in his blog post the other day that an Ohman signing would come only with a John Grabow trade in mind. The question is: why? Both are left handed relievers. I assume that Ohman would be signing a one year deal, which means that...

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Baseball Prospectus Top 100 Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released their Top 100 Prospects for the 2009 season this week. For the Pirates, it was the usual suspects making the list in the following order: 4. Pedro Alvarez25. Andrew McCutchen91. Jose Tabata McCutchen dropped one spot from last year’s list. Other Pirates who were on the 2008 list were Steve Pearce (43) and Neil Walker (94). Walker fell off the top 100 this year, and I’m guessing Pearce...

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