All posts tagged "James Loney"

  • News and Rumors
    James Loney Emerging as the Top Choice For the Pirates

    Jayson Stark of ESPN says that clubs who have talked to the Pirates believe that James Loney...

  • News and Rumors
    A Platoon at First Base Seems Most Likely For the Pirates

    The Pirates have employed a platoon at first base in each of the last two years, trying...

  • News and Rumors
    More Free Agency Rankings and Salary Predictions

    If you've missed the previous free agent rankings and predictions, check out these articles: **Keith Law Releases...

  • News and Rumors
    Keith Law Releases His Top 50 Free Agents

    Keith Law released his top 50 free agents last night, giving another look at how the players...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: What Should the Pirates Do This Off-Season?

    It's time to put on the General Manager hats. Over the last few weeks I've been recapping...

  • News and Rumors
    James Loney Makes the Most Sense For the Pirates at First Base

    Throughout the off-season, I will be previewing the available free agents at a few positions of need...

  • 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
    Non-Tender Deadline Preview

    The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team's non-tender candidate can be another team's treasure.  The Pirates shouldn't have any...

  • 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
    2010 Position Recap: First Base

    Jones was the best option at first base this year, but wasn't good enough to lock down the position for 2011. Yesterday I went over the right field situation, noting that the circumstances didn't change during the 2010 season.  The Pirates started the season with a lot of options, but no lock...

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