Josh Bell Discusses His Move to First Base and His Knee Injury
Aug27

Josh Bell Discusses His Move to First Base and His Knee Injury

Yesterday it was announced that Josh Bell will be playing in the Arizona Fall League, where he will play exclusively at first base. While in Altoona, Bell had been taking reps before the games with infield coordinator Gary Green, until a bone bruise in his left knee caused him to sit out the last couple of weeks of the season. Bell said that his knee felt good, and that he was only a few days away before he can begin to ramp up his...

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First Pitch: When Should Players Change Positions?
Jan09

First Pitch: When Should Players Change Positions?

There are two types of questions I get often involving players changing positions. Usually the questions surround a position of immediate need for the Pirates. This year all of the questions involve first base. The questions have the focus of filling a first base need, either in the short-term or the long-term. I answer them all the time, but felt I would expand on each answer here. Short-Term The short-term questions usually involve...

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Andrew Lambo Working at First Base; Hopes to Win Open Spot
Jan06

Andrew Lambo Working at First Base; Hopes to Win Open Spot

Coming into the off-season, it looked like the Pittsburgh Pirates would be looking to address their first base need through free agency. They went after James Loney, who signed with the Rays. They’ve been connected to about every single trade option at one point in time this off-season, but a lot of those options have been traded away. They traded for Chris McGuiness about a week ago to provide another option out of Triple-A. As...

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The Market for First Basemen/Corner Outfielders — Free Agents, Non-Tenders, Trades

A look at the trade, free agent, and non-tender markets for 1B/OF.

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