All posts tagged "Freddy Sanchez"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 29

    Four trades, five players and a game recap on a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history. Two trades involved shortstop Jack Wilson, while the other one included two veteran All-Star type players on the downside of their careers. Jon Fredland takes a look back at a game from the 1915 season in...

  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates 200 Hit Seasons

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates history, they have had a player reach 200 hits in a single season 31 times. The most recent being Freddy Sanchez in 2006 and Jack Wilson in 2004. The first time it was accomplished was 1899 when third baseman Jimmy Williams had an amazing rookie season in which...

  • This Date in Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: December 21

    Born on this date in 1960 was Andy Van Slyke, the All-Star, Gold Glove defender who manned center field for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1987 to 1994. Van Slyke was a first round draft pick of the Cardinals in 1979 and he made his major league debut in mid-June 1983 after he...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 124 Recap: Bucs Score Late to Win

    Neil Walker collected three of the Pirates ten singles and drove in a pair. Pittsburgh pulled ahead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh off of Aroldis Chapman to win 5-3. The Reds jumped in front first. Charlie Morton gave up a single to Brandon Phillips to start the game....

  • Analysis
    Freddy's big night

    Former Pirate Freddy Sanchez had a big night, on the biggest stage, against a pitcher who was on one of the most dominant postseason runs in baseball history. Fun stuff

  • Analysis
    Farewell to Jack and Freddy

    I am excited about the future of the Pirates. After yesterday's flurry of deals, the team has traded away virtually every starting position player from 18 months ago. In return, management has gathered a boatload of minor league talent, which bodes well for the years ahead. I am champing at the bit...

  • Analysis
    Giants Sweep Series, Shutout Pirates, Trade for Sanchez

    The Giants won, allowed no runs and then traded for Freddy Sanchez. It was a whirlwind. The only thing good that can come of it is if Tim Alderson, the AA pitcher the Pirates got in the one-for-one swap turns out to be a dandy. Matt Cain tossed nine scoreless innings. But...

  • Analysis
    Freddy Sanchez traded to Giants for Tim Alderson

    The Pirates have traded Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for Double-A pitcher Tim Alderson.  Alderson, a first round draft pick in 2007, is 20-years-old and performing well in Double-A.  He is a very good prospect that projects as a top of the rotation starter.  The Pirates focused on quality as opposed to...

  • Analysis
    Pirates trade Wilson, Snell to Seattle; Sanchez next to go?

    Via Dejan. Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock coming back, with Cedeno joining the Pirates immediately. I am at work now; hope to have more reaction to the deal later tonight. UPDATE (5:35 PM): This is a very nice haul for the Pirates.  Cedeno is just a...

  • Analysis
    Are Sanchez and Wilson overpaid?

        There seems to be some sentiment among fans that Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson are overpaid relative to their production. This may be true for a team in the Pirates situation, as a rebuilding club may not necessarily need to spend several million dollars on two middle infielders in their...

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