All posts tagged "James McDonald"

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    James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen Both Hurt

    McCutchen left today's game with a left wrist injury. James McDonald and Andrew McCutchen both left today's Spring Training game against the Tampa Bay Rays with injuries. McDonald left the game today in the third inning.  Rob Biertempfel reports that he walked off holding his left side and back, and might have...

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    One Year Ago: January Bullpen Additions

    A year ago this week the Pirates signed Dotel. In December 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, following a season where the closer put up a 5.80 ERA in 54.1 innings.  At the time of the move, the Pirates didn't have much to work with in their bullpen.  Joel Hanrahan and...

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    What Do the Pirates Have in Their 2011 Rotation?

    Yesterday I looked at the average production around the majors from each spot in the rotation.  To recap, the numbers from each spot: League Average #1: 3.10 ERA #2: 3.61 ERA #3: 4.15 ERA #4: 4.62 ERA #5: 5.69 ERA Average of the Top 15 Rotations #1: 2.84 ERA #2: 3.31 ERA...

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    Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part Two

    In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

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    Dodgers Trade Octavio Dotel to the Rockies

    Getting McDonald for Dotel alone would have been a steal. The Los Angeles Dodgers have traded Octavio Dotel to the Colorado Rockies in exchange for a player to be named later.  While that news doesn't really have any impact on the Pittsburgh Pirates, it provides a perfect opportunity to take a look...

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    Pirates sign Taillon, Allie

    It is frustrating being a Pirates fan. Most nights conclude with a disgusted shut-down of the television, followed by nightmares of mental and physical errors. Loss after loss piles onto your shoulders. But for one night, it felt good to be a Pirates fan.

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    Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

    The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield...

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