All posts tagged "Andy Marte"

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    Battle of the Bench and Today’s Pitchers

    Today's spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies allowed us to see all of the players battling for bench spots on the Pirates' roster as well as some interesting pitchers.  As has been reported many times, there are really only 3 bench spots available since RF is a platoon...

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    What The Indianapolis Infield Should Look Like

    A few weeks ago I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, with a projection of how that lineup would look.  The summary of that projection: C - Jason Jaramillo (Dusty Brown) 1B - Matt Hague 2B - Josh Harrison (Jim Negrych) SS - Pedro Ciriaco (Brian Friday) 3B - Andy Marte DH...

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    Updates On The Non-Roster Invitees

    This spring the Pittsburgh Pirates invited 22 non-roster players to their major league camp for spring training. Now just under a month into the camp, 16 of them still remain with the big league squad. In this article I will breakdown the performance of each individual player going into Sunday along with,...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

    Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians' infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions....

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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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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bench

    Every year the battles in Spring Training are pretty much limited to the same three areas: the 5th starter role, the bullpen, and the bench.  It only makes sense that this would be the case.  These are the least important spots on the team.  You don't want to decide the important spots...

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    Oakland Signs Andy LaRoche

    LaRoche signed with the Oakland Athletics. Andy LaRoche has found a new home, signing a minor league deal today with the Oakland Athletics.  LaRoche will receive an invite to Spring Training.  The addition for Oakland isn't a surprise.  A year ago we heard rumors that Oakland tried to trade for LaRoche, only...

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    The 2011 Indianapolis Infield

    The AAA infield is looking pretty crowded for the 2011 season. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added Josh Fields on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.  The deal is a smart move to make, as Fields will most likely compete with Andy Marte for a backup corner infield role....

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 11/28-12/4

    The stats pages for the winter leagues have been updated.  Click on the league name to see all of the stats.  Here are the key performers from the past week: Venezuelan Winter League -Ronny Cedeno: 5-for-13, 1 2B, 2 SB -Anthony Claggett: 1 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K...

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    Pirates Sign Andy Marte and Two Others

    Marte is a former top prospect who hasn't lived up to his potential. The Pittsburgh Pirates signed three players to minor league free agent deals today.  Those players are third baseman Andy Marte, right handed pitcher Fernando Nieve, and catcher Dusty Brown. Marte, who turned 27 in October, is a very similar...

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