Pirates Recall Joe Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right handed pitcher Joe Martinez from Indianapolis.  Martinez was acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on July 31st, along with outfielder John Bowker, in exchange for Javier Lopez.  Bowker was recalled by the Pirates when rosters expanded on September 1st. Martinez was used mostly as a starter in AAA after the trade, although he will be used in relief in the majors.  Martinez...

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Defending the Chan Ho Park addition

Over the past couple weeks, the Pirates unloaded four veteran relievers who had helped contribute to a solid bullpen in 2010. Yesterday, in an attempt to solidify the disrupted pen, the Bucs claimed Chris Resop and Chan Ho Park off waivers. The Resop addition was applauded, but critics have scoffed at the decision to bring in Park. I have spent parts of the morning wondering why.

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Tribe Stops Sweep With 5-3 Win Over Tides

TRIBE STOPS SWEEP WITH 5-3 WIN OVER TIDES Powell Tosses Five Perfect Frames, Bowker Goes 3-for-4 In Debut NORFOLK, Va. — Starting pitcher Jeremy Powell began the game with five perfect innings and went on to earn the victory, while in his Tribe debut first baseman John Bowker went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to lead the Indianapolis Indians over the Norfolk Tides 5-3 on Tuesday afternoon at Harbor Park. The win improves...

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2010 Trade Deadline Recap

The 2010 trade deadline was kind of surreal.  In previous years, I would check MLB Trade Rumors several times a day, always trying to keep up with the latest rumors on where Pittsburgh Pirates players could end up.  This year there was very little trade talk, to the point where I went days without even going to the site at all.  Part of that was because the Pirates had traded so much away last year, but another part was that they...

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How today’s trades affect the Pirates’ 2010 season

The Pirates roster did not contain many obvious trade chips as we approached the 2010 trade deadline, but that did not keep Neal Huntington from wheeling and dealing today. Huntington utilized five players that he signed this past offseason, sending Ryan Church, Bobby Crosby and D.J. Carrasco to Arizona, Javier Lopez to the Giants and Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers. Let’s take a look at how all of these roster changes will affect the remainder of the 2010 season.

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