All posts tagged "Brandon Inge"

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Major League Roster Predictions With One Week Remaining in Camp

    The Pirates made three cuts this morning, trimming the active roster down to 37 players. The Spring Training tracker has been updated with the moves, and the position battles at the bottom of the tracker have been updated. However, I wanted to take a closer look at each battle with a week...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Projected Among NL’s Top Four Benches

    When we last left the Pirates' pinch hitters, they were bringing down the team's offense with an astounding lack of punch. The Pirates hit .176 in pinch-hitting situations last season, with just two home runs in 227 at-bats, both second to last in the National League. The main culprits in the Bucs'...

  • Analysis
    Contract Notes For Inge And Sanchez

    It was noted on Baseball America today by Matt Eddy, that the contracts for Brandon Inge and Jonathan Sanchez has some new stipulations that came along with the latest MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement. The new contracts come with three clauses and are applicable for any major league free agents that sign minor...

  • Analysis
    Contract Notes: Karstens, J. Sanchez, G. Sanchez, Hawpe, Inge

    Jeff Karstens can make an additional $1 M in performance bonuses. - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Tom Singer has a few contract details and incentives for some of the players in major league camp. The details can be read here. My thoughts on each player below. **Jeff Karstens has $1 M in...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bench

    With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the Spring. To keep track of the players who are in camp, and the updated status of each position battle, check out the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Spring Training Tracker....

  • Transactions
    Pirates Make Brandon Inge Signing Official

    Last night we heard that the Pittsburgh Pirates were close to a deal with Brandon Inge. This morning the team made the move official via press release. Inge is coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. There are now 61 players in camp. The Spring Training...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Platooning Pedro Alvarez

    My initial approach with the Brandon Inge news tonight was the same as any minor league signing: acknowledge that it happened and move on. Danny Knobler reported that the Pirates are close to a minor league deal with Inge, who turns 36 this season. Like 99% of minor league deals, this one...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Close to Deal With Brandon Inge

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are close to a deal with Brandon Inge, according to Danny Knobler of CBS Sports. https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/301491317983285249 Inge would be coming in on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training. He split time with Oakland and Detroit last year, combining for a .218/.275/.383 line in 303 at-bats....

  • Analysis
    Tribe Falls To Mud Hens In Ohlendorf’s Rehab Start

    Toledo Mud Hens  4,  Indianapolis Indians  2 Jose Tabata doubled to begin the game and went 1-for-4. Two runs in the bottom of the 7th by the Mud Hens broke a 2-2 tie, and the Hens hung on for the win at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH.  The...

  • Analysis
    Indians Work Around Season-High 10 Walks; Wood Saves #23

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Toledo Mud Hens  1 Sean Gallagher walked 6 batters in 4.2 innings. Most pitching duels don't involve a lot of bases on balls.  This contest between the Indians and the  Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH, included 10 walks -- all by the...

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