The Quixotic Search for a Shortstop

Let’s look around the minors for players that may project to be better both offensively and defensively than the Pirates leading in-house contender at shortstop, Chase d’Arnaud.

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Asking For the Moon

All year the Pittsburgh Pirates have said we aren’t likely to see a repeat of their 2008 and 2009 trade practices, which saw almost everyone on the major league roster shipped off for a massive supply of prospects and young major league players.  For obvious reasons, these claims have been met with skepticism, with most Pirates fans expecting players like Ryan Doumit, Paul Maholm, Zach Duke, and Octavio Dotel to be traded away....

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