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 at the plate, going 2-for-12 (.167), although he finished strong with a solo homer on Saturday.  Sanchez walked twice, and struck out...

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2010 Dominican Winter League Stats

The 2010 Dominican Winter League runs from October 22, 2010 to December 21, 2010.  The Pittsburgh Pirates have the following players participating this year: Dusty Brown Pedro Ciriaco Michael Dubee Jason Jaramillo Andy Marte Starling Marte Charlie Morton Cesar Valdez Here are the 2010 stats, updated weekly every Sunday. (Last Update:...

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Morton Deserves Another Shot

This time last year there was a common phrase going around: Charlie Morton had great numbers outside of that one bad start in Chicago.  Morton posted a 4.55 ERA in 18 starts with the Pittsburgh Pirates, after coming over in the Nate McLouth trade.  That one start was a one inning, ten run outing against the Cubs.  Outside of that start, Morton had a 3.66 ERA in 17 starts, spanning 96 innings. A year later, Morton is coming off a...

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Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players, very few of whom have established themselves as solid major leaguers.  Many of the players who were acquired as major leaguers, or near-ready major leaguers, are out of options.  Many of the...

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Charlie Morton to Start Tomorrow

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled pitcher Charlie Morton to make the start in tomorrow’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, marking the return to the majors for Morton, who was sent down on July 2nd.  Morton really struggled this year, with a 9.35 ERA in 43.1 innings over ten starts in the majors.  Morton was placed on the disabled list in June, and didn’t do so well in his rehab work in the minors, with a 4.50 ERA in...

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