All posts tagged "Adam LaRoche"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Re-Creating Russell Martin in the Aggregate

    A few weeks ago I wrote an article about how Chris Stewart would be the best option...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: No Clear Answers For the Pirates at First Base

    A few weeks ago I wrote about the first base platoon, asking which players should stick around...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Who Should Stay, Who Should Go From the Three-Headed First Base Platoon?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to have some interesting decisions to make at first base this off-season....

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 22

    A busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history today, with six birthdays, two trades and a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland. Earlier in the day, we covered one of the players born today in his own article, longtime Pirates catcher/manager, George Gibson. That article can be read here. The Trades On this...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: January 19

    On this date in 2007 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded relief pitcher Mike Gonzalez along with minor leaguer Brett Lillibridge, to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for first baseman Adam LaRoche and minor leaguer Jamie Romak. Gonzalez had pitched out of the Pirates bullpen for four seasons and in 2006 he took over...

  • News and Rumors
    Trade Target – Adam Laroche

    With the Nationals in pursuit of Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder, is there a chance the Pirates could trade for Adam Laroche if either of those players sign with the Nats?

  • Game Recaps
    Game 141 Recap: McDonald is Stellar like Monica Gellar

    Maybe the Astros clubhouse was filled with the sounds of Milli Vanilli’s ‘Blame it on the Rain’ after this one ended. If the scoreboard operators in Pittsburgh are anything like most scoreboard operators, they were playing rain themed songs (‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ by CCR, ‘Laughter in the Rain’ by Neil Sedaka,...

  • Analysis
    Potential Off-Season Targets: First Basemen

    The Pirates need to upgrade over Jones at first base this off-season. A week ago I looked at some options to fill the starting pitching needs for the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates.  Since then, a few names and rumors have emerged, with the focus mostly being on pitching.  Despite the coverage focusing around...

  • Analysis
    In Praise of Jason Thompson

    I have a weird quest to acquire every regular issue baseball card for every Pirates player from 1952 to 1993. I'm way more than half way there, but my collection essentially starts in the early 1970s. I recently acquired a 1981 Topps Jason Thompson card,...

  • Analysis
    2010 Position Recap: First Base

    Jones was the best option at first base this year, but wasn't good enough to lock down the position for 2011. Yesterday I went over the right field situation, noting that the circumstances didn't change during the 2010 season.  The Pirates started the season with a lot of options, but no lock...

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