One Year Ago Today: Garrett Jones Debuts

A year ago today the Pittsburgh Pirates were fresh off their trade that sent left fielder Nyjer Morgan to the Washington Nationals, with Lastings Milledge coming back to the Pirates.  Due to Milledge being injured at the time, and the Nate McLouth trade one month earlier, the Pirates only had Brandon Moss and Andrew McCutchen as their outfielders.  That prompted the call up of a minor league free agent who was having some...

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Interview with Casey Erickson

Recently I was given the opportunity to interview Pittsburgh Pirates pitching prospect Casey Erickson.  Erickson was acquired by the Pirates in June 2009 in the Eric Hinske trade, which also brought catching prospect Eric Fryer.  The Pirates agreed to pay the rest of Hinske’s 2009 salary to the New York Yankees to get Erickson and Fryer in the deal. Erickson posted a 1.17 ERA after the trade in 38.1 innings, with a...

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2009 Season Recap: Trade Recaps

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a lot of trades in the past two seasons. The 2009 season marked the first full year for the results of trades like the Jason Bay and Xavier Nady deals, and brought a lot of new trades throughout the season. In the last two weeks I’ve been looking back at every deal, with a look at how things turned out in 2009, and a look ahead to the future. Here are the recaps: Jason Bay Trade Xavier Nady Trade...

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Looking back at the smaller trades

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made no shortage of deals in the two years Neal Huntington has been the General Manager of the team. In those two years, many of the deals have involved major players, like Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Freddy Sanchez. The returns have brought back top prospects like Andy LaRoche, Jose Tabata, and Tim Alderson. There have also been several minor deals made by the Pirates which haven’t sent away a major...

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Eric Hinske traded to the Yankees

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for two prospects: outfielder Eric Fryer and pitcher Casey Erickson. Fryer is 23 years old and was in high A ball in the New York system. He was taken in the 10th round by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2007, and traded to the Yankees in February in exchange for Chase Wright. So far this season he is hitting .250/.333/.344 with 2 homers in...

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