Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

We’ve reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let’s review the best of the first time eligible players, broken down by category.  The categories will be: Must Protect - The obvious choices Good Talent - Guys with the talent, but lacking the results Depth - Guys who...

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Five Marauders Named to FSL All-Star Team

Jarek Cunningham, Aaron Baker, Ramon Cabrera, Kyle McPherson, and Brett Lorin were all named to the Florida State League All-Star team today, according to a Bradenton Marauders press release. Cunningham is currently hitting for a .289/.337/.599 line, with an organizational best 11 homers in 187 at-bats. Baker is hitting for a .270/.341/.443 line in 185 at-bats, with seven homers.  He struggled in the month of May, with a...

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Bradenton Marauders Game Report: 4/15/11

Déjà vu. In the first Marauders game that I attended in April 2010 against the Fort Myers Miracle, a tall, right-handed pitcher acquired in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal with the Mariners threw a bunch of flat, 89-91 MPH fastballs and got hit around pretty good. In the first Marauders game that I attended in April 2011 against the Fort Myers Miracle, a tall, right-handed pitcher acquired in the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell deal with the...

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Bradenton Marauders Transactions: 4/10

The Bradenton Marauders have made several transactions prior to today’s game: -Brett Lorin has been promoted from extended Spring Training, and will start in today’s game. -Joe Beimel has been promoted from Bradenton to Indianapolis, where he will continue his rehab work. -Eliecer Navarro and Jeffrey Inman have been transferred to Extended Spring Training. -Fraylin Campos and Porfirio Lopez have been promoted from Extended...

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Where Are Victor Black and Brett Lorin?

I received the Bradenton roster this afternoon while I was on the road, heading to West Virginia for their media day.  I only had enough time to pull over, post the roster, and get back on the road, so I didn’t get a chance to take a look at the details, and realize who was missing. Victor Black and Brett Lorin are two names left off the list.  Charlie at Bucs Dugout has an update on each player from Kyle Stark.  Black is still...

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