All posts tagged "Brendan Donnelly"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 4

    The nation’s birthday is also a popular day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays. We have seven former players, one current player and one manager. We also have one trade to mention as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland that looks back 110 years ago. The Transaction On this date in...

  • Analysis
    One Year Ago: January Bullpen Additions

    A year ago this week the Pirates signed Dotel. In December 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, following a season where the closer put up a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings.  At the time of the move, the Pirates didn't have much to work with in their bullpen.  Joel Hanrahan and...

  • Analysis
    Defending the Chan Ho Park addition

    Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but...

  • Analysis
    Donnelly departure not a surprise

    We have seen many shocked reactions from players, media and fans since the Pirates designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment following yesterday’s loss to the Padres. Apparently, he was very well liked in the clubhouse, particularly among his peers in the bullpen. I understand that it is tough...

  • Analysis
    Lincoln to Indianapolis; Donnelly DFA’d

    The Pirates demoted rookie pitcher Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Indianapolis after his poor start this afternoon. They also designated veteran reliever Brendan Donnelly for assignment. The team is expected to announce corresponding roster moves before Tuesday's game in Colorado.

  • Analysis
    Donnelly activated; Taschner to DL

    The Pirates activated reliever Brendan Donnelly from the disabled list today. To make room on the roster, Jack Taschner was placed on the DL with a tight hamstring.

  • Analysis
    Pirates agree to terms with Donnelly

    The Pirates have agreed to terms with another reliever. This time it is Brendan Donnelly. Donnelly has been a very productive reliever over the past several years. He struggled in 2008 as he returned from Tommy John surgery, but rebounded nicely last year, posting a 1.78 ERA and a 2.82 FIP in...

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