Q&A: The Off-Season Roster Decisions

In the last few weeks I’ve talked about the positional recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 2010 season, leading to my evaluation of the off-season needs heading in to the 2011 season.  That also brought on the 2011 40-man roster and payroll, which at this stage includes some predictions on how the Pirates will handle some of the off-season moves.  The 2010 recaps, the off-season needs, and the 40-man roster decisions have...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/27

After a big day yesterday by the Pirates prospects, Josh Harrison returned to the lineup today for another big performance, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to a 7-6 win: -Josh Harrison (.333) started at second, batting sixth.  Harrison went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs, and an RBI.  Harrison is 7-for-9 at the plate over the last two games, with four doubles and a homer. -Andrew Lambo (.314) started in right field, batting fifth.  He...

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Arizona Fall League Recap: 10/26

The Pirates prospects had a big day on offense, leading the Mesa Solar Sox to an 18-9 win: -Josh Harrison (.293) started at second, batting leadoff.  Harrison went 4-for-5 with a walk, two doubles, a homer (1), three RBIs, and five runs.  Harrison also had a throwing error. -Andrew Lambo (.319) went 3-for-6 with a walk, a run, and four RBIs. -Jordy Mercer (.286) went 3-for-7 with a double, a run, and an RBI.  Mercer also had a...

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Keith Law on Lambo

This is a few days old, but Keith Law had a few interesting tweets about Pirates outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. Lambo is currently playing in the Arizona Fall League. Yes, I’ve caught his act. It’s getting old. RT @kirsh84: @keithlaw Keith, have you caught any of Pirates OF Andrew Lambo in the AFL?Sat Oct 23 22:06:55 via Seesmic for Androidkeithlawkeithlaw On field behavior. RT @EdmundRollett: @keithlaw curious for...

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Arizona Fall League Stats: 10/18-10/23

The Mesa Solar Sox went 3-3 this week, and currently sit 7-4, one game behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo got his first game off on Monday, then started the next five games in right field, batting cleanup.  Lambo hit for a .294/.429/.588 line in 17 at-bats, with a homer and two doubles. -Tony Sanchez started three games, with a .300/.364/.600 line in 12 at-bats, along...

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