All posts tagged "Andrew McCutchen"

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    Will a Starter Emerge From Indy’s Outfield?

    Lambo is one of three outfielders in Indianapolis who will be competing for the third outfield spot in the majors. Two of the three outfield spots in Pittsburgh look promising for the long term, with Andrew McCutchen under control through the 2015 season, and Jose Tabata under control through the 2016 season....

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    Historical Context For The Big Four

    The future (Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates) In the second half of the 2010 season, the Pirates offense was paced by Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez. The success of these young players was encouraging for a franchise mired in a hopeless multi-decade stretch of losing baseball. Walker is the...

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    Injury Updates: McCutchen, McDonald, Doumit, Bowker

    Jenifer Langosch has some injury updates from Spring Training... McCutchen is back in the lineup today. -Andrew McCutchen, who left yesterday's game with a sore wrist, is back in the lineup today. -James McDonald, who also left yesterday's game, isn't sure when he will be able to do light work.  McDonald left...

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    James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen Both Hurt

    McCutchen left today's game with a left wrist injury. James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen both left today's Spring Training game against the Tampa Bay Rays with injuries. McDonald left the game today in the third inning.  Rob Biertempfel reports that he walked off holding his left side and back, and might have...

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    Images From Spring Opener (Without the Squashed Manatees)

    As you no doubt know, the Pirates beat up on a hapless junior college squad in their spring opener by a score of several million to one, roughly.  For some reason, the annual game against the junior college Manatees is usually something less than a laugher.  The Pirates even lost a few...

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    Links: Underrated Players, Prospect Watch

    Two links for the day to national articles that mention the Pirates: Jayson Stark calls McCutchen the most underrated center fielder in baseball. -Jayson Stark at ESPN has a list of the All-Underrated Team in Major League Baseball.  Stark lists Andrew McCutchen as the most underrated center fielder, pointing out that McCutchen...

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    The Market for McCutchen is Set

    The Reds extended Jay Bruce, which could help set the value of McCutchen. I've talked a lot about Andrew McCutchen this off-season, both in terms of the possibility that he could be a Super Two player following the 2011 season, as well as what it could cost to extend him and buy...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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    Pirates Haven’t Approached McCutchen About Extension

    The Pirates haven't approached McCutchen about an extension yet. Dejan Kovacevic reports that, per a team source, the Pittsburgh Pirates haven't approached Andrew McCutchen about a multi-year extension yet.  I talked earlier in the year about the possibility that McCutchen could be a Super Two eligible player after the 2011 season, which...

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    Andrew McCutchen's hit location

    Andrew McCutchen had a very solid sophomore year in 2010, but he experienced an extended slump around midseason that dragged his overall numbers down a bit. Anecdotally, at least to my eyes, he seemed to be a little pull-happy during this period. Unfortunately, I could...

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