West Virginia combines for no-hitter

The West Virginia Power, Class A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, combined for a no-hitter against Charleston tonight, winning 4-0. Newly acquired starter Hunter Strickland, added in the Adam LaRoche trade, pitched six innings, with five strikeouts. Strickland allowed just two base runners, one on an error, and another hit by a pitch. Diego Moreno came on to pitch the final three innings, with three strikeouts. Moreno now has a...

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Pirates Notebook: LaRoche got a bad rap

Adam LaRoche never had a chance. No, I’m not talking about the odds of him being traded this season. I’m talking about the unreasonable expectations laid upon him by most Pittsburgh Pirates fans. I always feel like this comparison elaborates on how LaRoche received unfair treatment: Player A: .270/.341/.500 with 25 HR in 492 AB the 2008 season Player B: .276/.356/.497 with 26 HR in 597 AB during the 2008 season Player A is...

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Adam LaRoche Mystery Team: Elimination Game

ESPN’s Peter Gammons reported that the Pittsburgh Pirates had a better offer on the table for Adam LaRoche, which involved the Pirates picking up salary for LaRoche. Gammons suggests that the Pirates went with the Red Sox offer for financial reasons. Without knowing the team, it’s hard to say if Gammons is correct. You’d think he’d at least allude to the team with a statement like that. Dejan Kovacevic...

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Adam LaRoche Traded to Red Sox

UPDATE 1:41 PM: The 40-Man Roster/Payroll chart is updated with the move. Argenis Diaz replaces LaRoche on the 40-man roster. Assuming the Pirates didn’t send any money to the Red Sox (and there’s no word yet), the Pirates saved $3 M on this deal. The Payroll Commitments Chart, 25-Man Roster page, and Neal Huntington trade history has also been updated. I’m guessing Garrett Jones is going to take over at first base...

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Adam LaRoche traded to Red Sox

Rumor has it that an Adam LaRoche trade is “imminent.”  Jen Langosch notes that Larry Corrigan, a special assistant to Neal Huntington, attended the Mariners-Tigers game last night.  Besides that nugget, no details are known.  LaRoche is not in today’s lineup. Keep an eye on the PBC Blog and the Twitter feed for additional news. UPDATE (12:00 PM): According to John Perrotto’s Twitter...

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