All posts tagged "Brad Lincoln"

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    Who Creates Space For Brad Lincoln?

    Lincoln is on a hot streak, but how do the Pirates fit him in the rotation? Remember back in the off-season when the Pittsburgh Pirates were starved for pitching help?  At one point in time, people were calling for the Pirates to add Armando Galarraga to the rotation, thinking he'd be an...

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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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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: Starting Pitchers

    Owens is projected to start the 2011 season in Indianapolis, and could be in the majors by the end of June. So far we've looked at the infielders and outfielders who could be playing in Indianapolis during the 2011 season.  Today we'll look at the biggest area of focus for the 2011...

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: 5th Starter Spot

    Morton is one of the front runners in the battle for the 5th starter role out of Spring Training. It seems strange to start an article about the 5th starter battle with this statement, but here goes: far too much is made about the 5th starter out of Spring Training. For one,...

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    Highlights From Frank Coonelly’s MLB.com Chat

    Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  Some of the highlights of the chat: -Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two.  He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the...

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    The 2011 Indianapolis Rotation

    Will Locke return to Altoona to start the 2011 season? A few weeks ago I looked at the projected 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, noting that there could be a roster crunch, one which could leave prospects like Chase D'Arnaud and/or Jordy Mercer back in AA to start the 2011 season.  The same...

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    What Do the Pirates Have in Their 2011 Rotation?

    Yesterday I looked at the average production around the majors from each spot in the rotation.  To recap, the numbers from each spot: League Average #1: 3.10 ERA #2: 3.61 ERA #3: 4.15 ERA #4: 4.62 ERA #5: 5.69 ERA Average of the Top 15 Rotations #1: 2.84 ERA #2: 3.31 ERA...

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    The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings

    What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options? The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz...

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    2011 ZiPS projections

    I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

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    Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part Two

    In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

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