All posts tagged "Charlie Morton"

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: 5th Starter Spot

    Morton is one of the front runners in the battle for the 5th starter role out of Spring Training. It seems strange to start an article about the 5th starter battle with this statement, but here goes: far too much is made about the 5th starter out of Spring Training. For one,...

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    The 2011 Bullpen

    Hanrahan is a much stronger option this off-season, but the rest of the bullpen is unsettled. A year ago at this time, the 2010 bullpen was largely incomplete, consisting only of Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Javier Lopez, and a few minor signings competing for spots, such as Wilfredo Ledezma, Vinnie Chulk, Jack...

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    Highlights From Frank Coonelly’s MLB.com Chat

    Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  Some of the highlights of the chat: -Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two.  He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the...

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    Pirates Winter League Update: 1/5

    The regular seasons for the Venezuelan, Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-Pacific winter leagues are all completed.  It's been a few weeks since I've done an update, so here are the top performers in the Pirates' system from each league.  Click on the league names to see the complete stats for all Pirates'...

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    What Do the Pirates Have in Their 2011 Rotation?

    Yesterday I looked at the average production around the majors from each spot in the rotation.  To recap, the numbers from each spot: League Average #1: 3.10 ERA #2: 3.61 ERA #3: 4.15 ERA #4: 4.62 ERA #5: 5.69 ERA Average of the Top 15 Rotations #1: 2.84 ERA #2: 3.31 ERA...

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 11/7-11/13

    The Mesa Solar Sox went 1-4 this week, and currently sit 13-14.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in four games this week, going 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer (4).  Lambo is now hitting for a .304/.354/.511 line on the season. -Tony Sanchez played in four...

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    2011 ZiPS projections

    I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/31-11/6

    The Mesa Solar Sox went 3-2 this week, and currently sit 12-10, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 7-for-19 (.368) with two doubles, and a homer (3).  He also had two errors and an...

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    Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part Two

    In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

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    Pirates Winter League Recap: 10/24-10/30

    The Mesa Solar Sox went 2-4 this week, and currently sit 9-8, two games behind the Scottsdale Scorpions.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in five games this week, going 5-for-18 (.278) with two doubles, a walk, and five strikeouts. -Tony Sanchez had a down week...

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