2010 Trade Deadline Recap

The 2010 trade deadline was kind of surreal.  In previous years, I would check MLB Trade Rumors several times a day, always trying to keep up with the latest rumors on where Pittsburgh Pirates players could end up.  This year there was very little trade talk, to the point where I went days without even going to the site at all.  Part of that was because the Pirates had traded so much away last year, but another part was that they...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/31/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis lost to Norfolk 3-2 in 11 innings.  Brian Burres pitched seven innings, allowing one run on three hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.  Corey Hamman pitched a shutout inning, allowing one hit and striking out one.  Jean Machi tried for the two out save, but blew it in the ninth, allowing an unearned run.  Machi finished with two innings, one unearned run on one hit, two walks,...

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Tides Take Down Tribe 3-2 in Extra Innings

TIDES TAKE DOWN TRIBE 3-2 IN EXTRA INNINGS Figueroa Delivers Game-Winning Double In 11th NORFOLK, Va. — Second baseman Paco Figueroa hit a two-out, run-scoring double in the bottom of the 11th inning after the Tides overcame a one-run deficit in the ninth and Norfolk claimed a 3-2 extra-inning victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night at Harbor Park. The loss drops the Indians’ record to 56-53 on the season, while...

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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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Powell, Negrych Lead Tribe to 4-1 Win Over Chiefs

POWELL, NEGRYCH LEAD TRIBE TO 4-1 WIN OVER CHIEFS Starter Tosses 8.2 Strong Innings, Third Baseman Drives in Two SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Starting pitcher Jeremy Powell allowed one run over 8.2 innings of dominant work and third baseman Jim Negrych turned a 12-pitch at-bat into a clutch two-out, two-run double as the Indianapolis Indians remained one half game out of the Wild Card lead with a 4-1 win over the Syracuse Chiefs on Thursday...

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