Harper’s Walkoff Homer Lifts Nationals 9-7 over Pirates
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Harper’s Walkoff Homer Lifts Nationals 9-7 over Pirates

Thursday’s sweep attempt of the Washington Nationals was one of the wildest games of the season. The Nationals (49-53) walked off winners 9-7 on Bryce Harper’s two-run homer, but that was a mere punctuation on the craziness before. From Mike Winters’ erratic strike zone to the Pirates’ (60-40) three-error blunder-splosion, to the ejections of both managers, to Josh Harrison’s big home run, to the...

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Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon.  Here is a summary of the notes: -Callis rated Taillon #2 on his “Pitching prospects under 21 years of age”, behind only Julio Teheran of the Atlanta Braves.  No other Pirates’ pitcher made the list (which was a top 15). -Callis also mentioned how Taillon could start the 2011 season in West Virginia, which is...

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Sanchez studies Harper, results are favorable

“He made me a better hitter today,” said Sanchez, the Pirates’ first-round pick in 2009. “I was watching him hit and I saw how he transferred his weight and I thought, ‘Man, that’s how he drives the ball 500 feet. Let’s see what happens when I try and do that transfer.’ And lo and behold, I hit a bomb down the line. I’m like, ‘No wonder he’s so good.’ “

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Preview

Check back later today for the BUCCO Fans.com 2010 MLB Draft Live Blog The Pittsburgh Pirates have taken two very different approaches in the MLB draft under General Manager Neal Huntington.  In the 2008 draft, the first for Huntington, the Pirates selected Pedro Alvarez with their first pick, second overall.  The Pirates ended up giving Alvarez a $6 M bonus to sign, which was the biggest bonus in franchise history.  They didn’t...

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2010 Draft Prospects Rundown 5/31

The 2010 MLB Draft is just one week away, and the first round is starting to shape up.  There is nothing concrete with the Pirates, although the consensus is that they will take prep shortstop Manny Machado, a Scott Boras client.  Here is a rundown of each player I’ve been tracking, including a close look at some of the top talents for the second overall pick: BRYCE HARPER Harper played in the first two games of the...

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