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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Pirates to call up Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement

According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates are set to call up infielders Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from AAA.  This is very interesting, as it indicates a potentially big trade in the works.  Langosch mentions that the move could be related to the Chris Snyder trade, as the Pirates will be acquiring Snyder once MLB approves how much money Arizona is sending to Pittsburgh in the deal. Snyder will take one roster spot,...

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Diaz, Clement recalled from Triple-A

Possibly in preparation for an approaching trade, the Pirates have recalled Argenis Diaz and Jeff Clement from Triple-A Indianapolis.

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Syracuse Avoids Sweep With 8-6 Win Over Indians

SYRACUSE AVOIDS SWEEP WITH 8-6 WIN OVER INDIANS Tribe 2006 MVP Maldonado Plays Key Role In Chiefs’ Victory SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Catcher Carlos Maldonado, who was named the Indianapolis Indians’ MVP in 2006, gave the Chiefs an early 3-1 lead with a three-run double in the second inning, before the backstop successfully laid down a critical sacrifice bunt in a four-run seventh to help Syracuse avoid a four-game series sweep and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/28/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) GAME STORY Indianapolis beat Syracuse 7-5.  Michael Crotta pitched 7.2 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, with a walk and six strikeouts.  Derek Hankins made his AAA debut, allowing a run on one hit, a solo homer, before getting the final out in the eighth.  Hankins allowed the only inherited runner on base to score on the homer, blowing the save, but got the win thanks to two runs from...

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