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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Alvarez, Lincoln, Tabata are Top IL Prospects

Baseball America released their top 20 prospects from the 2010 International League (scouting reports for subscribers here).  Pedro Alvarez, Brad Lincoln, and Jose Tabata made the list for the Pirates.  Alvarez came in at number eight, Lincoln came in 15th, and Tabata followed at number 16. Obviously none of these players qualify as prospects anymore, although Baseball America uses this list to show who the best prospects were...

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Tribe Stops Sweep With 5-3 Win Over Tides

TRIBE STOPS SWEEP WITH 5-3 WIN OVER TIDES Powell Tosses Five Perfect Frames, Bowker Goes 3-for-4 In Debut NORFOLK, Va. — Starting pitcher Jeremy Powell began the game with five perfect innings and went on to earn the victory, while in his Tribe debut first baseman John Bowker went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians over the Norfolk Tides 5-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Harbor Park. The win improves...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/30/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Syracuse 8-6.  Brad Lincoln pitched six innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Daniel Moskos pitched 0.2 innings, allowing two runs on two hits.  Derek Hankins pitched 0.1 innings, allowing two runs on two hits and a walk.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing a walk and striking out one. Jim Negrych went 2-for-3...

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Syracuse Avoids Sweep With 8-6 Win Over Indians

SYRACUSE AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 8-6 WIN OVER INDIANS Tribe 2006 MVP Maldonado Plays Key Role In Chiefs’ Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Catcher Carlos Maldonado, who was named the Indianapolis Indians’ MVP in 2006, gave the Chiefs an early 3-1 lead with a three-run double in the second inning, before the backstop successfully laid down a critical sacrifice bunt in a four-run seventh to help Syracuse avoid a four-game series sweep and...

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