All posts tagged "Andy LaRoche"

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/31-11/6

    The Mesa Solar Sox went 3-2 this week, and currently sit 12-10, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two doubles, and a homer (3).  He also had two errors and an...

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/24-10/30

    The Mesa Solar Sox went 2-4 this week, and currently sit 9-8, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles, a walk, and five strikeouts. -Tony Sanchez had a down week...

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    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...

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    2010 Venezuelan Winter League Stats

    Venezuelan Winter League The 2010 Venezuelan Winter League runs from October 12, 2010 to December 30, 2010, with the playoffs starting on January 2nd, 2011.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have the following players participating this year: Gabriel Alvarado Jose Ascanio Luis Campos Ronny Cedeno Adenson Chourio Anthony Claggett Sean Gallagher Wilfredo Ledezma Diego...

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    2010 Position Recap: Third Base

    Alvarez took over the third base role in 2010, but how long will it be until he moves to first base? The third base position in 2010 belonged to Pedro Alvarez.  Even though Alvarez started the season in AAA, it was a near lock that he was the future of the position,...

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    What Can the Pirates Learn From Jose Bautista?

    What can the Pirates learn from Bautista's 2010 season? It's hard to ignore the season Jose Bautista is having.  A 52 home run season for any player is special, regardless of whether the season is reflective of the player's talent level.  One thing that isn't hard to do is to look back...

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    Who Should Be Tendered A Contract?

    One of the biggest topics heading in to the off-season will be the roster crunch.  The big focus here is who the Pittsburgh Pirates will protect from the list of players who will be eligible for the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  However, the roster crunch also includes players who are eligible for...

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    Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

    Iwamura is a guarantee to be removed from the 40-man roster. This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players,...

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    LaRoche out again with back issues

    Third baseman Andy LaRoche will miss his third consecutive game with back stiffness tonight.

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    Versatility should provide benefits

    Andy LaRocheBetween Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have a group of eight position players fighting for about five spots in the everyday lineup. Obviously, not all will pan out, but it is difficult to determine exactly which ones will succeed long-term. Luckily,...

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