Should the Pirates platoon Garrett Jones and Steve Pearce?

I have been interested in a platoon of Steve Pearce and Garrett Jones, whether that is at first base or right field. This is mostly due to their 2009 splits, which is the precise assumption that Matt Klaasen cautioned against in his excellent post on platoon splits. What should the Pirates expect out of a Jones/Pearce platoon?

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Pirates interested in Kelly Johnson, Kelvim Escobar

Some free agent news and rumors… -Dejan Kovacevic reports that the Pirates are interested in Kelly Johnson, who was recently non-tendered by Atlanta.  This is the second report that the Pirates have been interested in Johnson, with the first coming from Tim Dierkes of MLBTR.  The Astros and Cardinals are also interested in Johnson.  DK says that the Pirates are interested in Johnson as an outfielder, giving them...

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Super Two Eligible Players

According to John Perrotto via Twitter, the cutoff for Super Two eligible players this season is two years, 139 days. For information on Super Two players, check out the Super Two Players page on the BUCCO Fans.com Wiki. The 2.139 cutoff makes Jeff Karstens eligible for arbitration going in to the 2010 season. Karstens would have normally been a league minimum player going in to the 2010 season, but is now eligible for an extra year...

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Positional Breakdowns: First Base

I always felt that Adam LaRoche got a bad rap while he was in Pittsburgh. Many players get criticized for being unpredictable. In LaRoche’s case, he was too predictable. LaRoche started out every season with a poor April, heated up in May and June, then caught fire from July to the end of the season. LaRoche is a career .274 hitter, and I’m sure if you go and look at the breakdown of most .270-.280 hitters, you’ll...

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Positional Breakdowns: Outfield

The outfield position is one of few positions in the Pirates system where there is a good amount of depth. At the beginning of the season the Pirates had an outfield of Nate McLouth, Nyjer Morgan, and Brandon Moss, with Andrew McCutchen in the wings, ready for a call-up. That call came in June, after the trade which sent Nate McLouth to Atlanta. Nyjer Morgan was traded at the end of June for Lastings Milledge, and while waiting for...

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