How the Winter Meetings Affected the NL Central

With the Winter Meetings concluded, now is a good time to check in on what the rest of the NL Central has been doing in the offseason.

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Friday Rumors: Domonic Brown Tops the Wish List

We’re less than 48 hours away from the trade deadline… -The big rumor today isn’t actually a rumor for the Pirates. ¬†However, it has a lot of Pirates fans salivating at a great possibility to upgrade the team for the long term. ¬†The rumor is that the Philadelphia Phillies are offering top outfield prospect Domonic Brown, along with starting pitching prospect Jarred Cosart, plus other players, in exchange for Hunter...

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Hampton Sends Bucs Back to Earth

The one game euphoria I had after Andrew McCutchen’s successful ML debut has been driven from my mind. Mike Hampton and Jeff Fulchino combined to limit the Pirates to six singles and one run. Hampton went seven, allowing five hits, the lone run and no walks. He whiffed five. The Astros went to work against Jeff Karstens and then Evan Meek in the sixth inning to bust open a two run game. Houston scored seven times in that six...

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