Game 83 Recap: Nats Rally Late to Split Double Header

The Pirates offense and bullpen was unable to finish off a double header sweep of the Nationals. The home team rallied for a pair of runs in the eighth inning and the offense scored only three runs to ruin the 2011 debut of Brad Lincoln and salvage the split of the double header. The loss prevented the Pirates from moving three games above the .500 mark. Pittsburgh and Washington traded runs early on. In the second Jayson Werth walked...

Read More

Brian Bixler traded to the Nationals

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded shortstop Brian Bixler to the Washington Nationals for cash considerations, according to William Ladson of MLB.com.  Bixler was traded before the 2010 season to the Cleveland Indians for Jesus Brito, then was acquired from Cleveland for a player to be named later, or cash considerations.  This latest move comes a week after Bixler was demoted from AAA to...

Read More

Notes: Brian Bixler, Tim Alderson, Tony Sanchez, Nathan Baker, Kevin Decker

A bunch of bad news today, although we do get to end on a good note… -First, the Pirates have reacquired Brian Bixler from the Cleveland Indians.  The Pirates traded Bixler back in January, and received Jesus Brito in return.  They got him back for a player to be named later, to serve as AAA depth.  Apparently the team was lacking strikeouts and bad defense. -To make room for Jeff Locke’s promotion to AA,...

Read More

Bucs reacquire Bixler

The Pirates reacquired minor league shortstop Brian Bixler today for a player to be named later.

Read More

Q&A: The Importance of Strikeout Percentage

I don’t usually do a regular Q&A, although I received a few of the same questions a few weeks ago after my write up of Bryce Brentz in the 3/15 Draft Prospects Rundown, in which I said the following: Brentz had a big week, going 7-for-20 with four homers, raising his season line to .369/.453/.708. Brentz is hitting for a .370/.420/.783 line in 46 at-bats in the month of March, with six homers in his last eight games. He also...

Read More
Page 1 of 41234