Andrew Miller Traded to the Orioles
Jul31

Andrew Miller Traded to the Orioles

The Pirates had been linked to Andrew Miller, along with several other left-handed relievers, leading up to the deadline. Miller was just dealt to the Orioles, according to Jerry Crasnick. Andrew Miller is being traded to #orioles, says source. — Jerry Crasnick (@jcrasnick) July 31, 2014 The return was pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who was the number three prospect in Baltimore’s system, according to Baseball...

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Pirates Interested in Andrew Miller, Who is Drawing a Lot of Demand
Jul27

Pirates Interested in Andrew Miller, Who is Drawing a Lot of Demand

Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at Boston Red Sox relievers. Today we get some more specifics, as it seems they’re one of many teams interested in left-handed reliever Andrew Miller. Rob Biertempfel says that the Pirates are interested in Miller. #RedSox are shopping lefty Andrew Miller. #pirates are interested, have been scouting sox for couple of weeks. — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib)...

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Exploring the Arsenal: A Preview of the Boston Red Sox Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam...

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Recapping the Non-Tender Deadline

The Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered four players and re-signed two arbitration eligible players prior to the non-tender deadline.  The Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeno to a one year, $2 M deal with an option for the 2012 season, and re-signed Jeff Karstens to a one year, $1.1 M deal.  Joel Hanrahan and Ross Ohlendorf also received tender offers, although no deal is in place for either player yet.  The Pirates also non-tendered four...

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Potential Off-Season Targets: Starting Pitchers

Last week I reviewed the off-season needs for the Pirates, noting that the team could use at least one starting pitcher among their needs on the external market.  Yesterday I looked over the future payroll commitments to see what the Pirates could afford to spend on any external additions.  The result was that the Pirates can afford to spend $8-10 M on two different players, without going over $50 M in payroll over the next few...

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