All posts tagged "Derrek Lee"

  • Game Recaps
    Game 109 Recap: Bucs Lose 1-0 to Cubs

    Charlie Morton tossed seven scoreless innings. But he was matched by Matt Garza. Starlin Castro hit a solo homer off Chris Resop in the eighth and that was the only run of the game. Pittsburgh’s offense continued to be stagnant. They collected only four hits. Derrek Lee was hit by a pitch...

  • Top Stories
    Which Free Agents Could Get Draft Compensation?

    One thing the Pittsburgh Pirates rarely see is draft pick compensation for their departing free agents.  For the most part, the Pirates never really have free agents that depart after the season.  They usually trade those players around the deadline for a guaranteed return, rather than holding on to the players in...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 107 Recap: Lee Pops Two Homers in Loss

    The Pirates tried a couple of new things and at least one old thing. No thing worked as the offense sputtered behind a decent outing from Paul Maholm. The new things included two new bats in the lineup – Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick. The old was Andrew McCutchen hitting leadoff. The...

  • News and Rumors
    2011 Trade Deadline Recap: Pirates Get Lee, Ludwick

    For the past month I've been saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates should be looking at potential moves where they upgrade the team, while giving up very little in prospects, all by taking on salary.  That's exactly what the Pirates did at the deadline, acquiring Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick in exchange for...

  • News and Rumors
    Is Derrek Lee an Upgrade?

    Last night I saw an update flash by on Twitter that Derrek Lee had hit his 12th homer of the year.  My first thought was "that can't be right, last time I looked he had four homers on the year".  Then I took another look at Lee, my first since mid-June. On...

  • News and Rumors
    Saturday Rumors: Kubel, Pena, Lee, Willingham, Furbush

    Kind of a slow pre-deadline day for the Pirates, although I don't think it's just them.  The relief market hasn't really opened up, and there's a lot of hold up on Ubaldo Jimenez.  Here's a few updates on some players the Pirates are looking at: -Jon Paul Morosi mentions that he spoke...

  • Analysis
    Historical Context For The Big Four

    The future (Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates) In the second half of the 2010 season, the Pirates offense was paced by Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker, Jose Tabata and Pedro Alvarez. The success of these young players was encouraging for a franchise mired in a hopeless multi-decade stretch of losing baseball. Walker is the...

  • Analysis
    The Pirates Should Do Nothing This Off-Season

    Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates lost out on their top free agent target, Jorge De La Rosa, after the left hander signed an incredibly player friendly deal to remain in Colorado.  Now that De La Rosa is gone, the focus shifts to some of the other names the Pirates are pursuing.  Honestly, looking...

  • Analysis
    Potential Off-Season Targets: First Basemen

    The Pirates need to upgrade over Jones at first base this off-season. A week ago I looked at some options to fill the starting pitching needs for the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates.  Since then, a few names and rumors have emerged, with the focus mostly being on pitching.  Despite the coverage focusing around...

  • Analysis
    Wells, Lee Lead Cubbie Charge

    Randy Wells continued his solid pitching effort and Derrek Lee hit a two run first inning homer as the Cubs took two of three at PNC. Wells evened his record at 3-3 (he's won his last three starts) and lowered his ERA below 2.50. He went seven and allowed one run on...

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