Pirates Notebook: How much are Jack and Freddy worth?

According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pirates have asked Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez to take “sizeable cuts”. I can understand this. It’s not like this is a booming market for free agents. But it does raise a question: how much is each player worth? Let’s start with Jack Wilson. Last year we saw Orlando Cabrera settle for a one year/$4 M deal. Here is how Cabrera compares to Jack Wilson from 2006-2008, aka, the...

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Video Recap of Jeff Locke

I didn’t really plan on going to the Hillcats game tonight. I knew I’d be in Lynchburg for a reading/writing comprehension test as part of my teaching certification process. I knew I’d be out by 7:00 at the latest. I knew that when I got out, I’d be five minutes from the stadium. I knew that Jeff Locke was on the mound. I just didn’t know if I’d end up going to the game. Well, I got out at six, and...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/17/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 7-3 against Pawtucket. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 3 for 4 with a run, two RBIs, and a walk. Brian Bixler went 0 for 3 with two walks and two stolen bases. Robinzon Diaz went 1 for 2 with two walks. Tom Gorzelanny got the start, allowing one run on four hits over six innings, with six strikeouts and three walks. AA The Result: Altoona...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Top 30 Prospects Mid-Season Update

There were a lot of questions I had to ask myself when creating this list. How much impact should the 2009 season have? Where should I rank the GCL and VSL guys? Do I add Singh and Patel to the list, and if so, do they combine as one prospect, or get counted separately? I decided to make this a true prospects list, as in, no previous major league time allowed. This means no Lastings Milledge, even thought he’s currently at AAA....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 7/12/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis lost 4-2 to Toledo. Game Notes: Lastings Milledge went 2 for 3. Steve Pearce went 1 for 4 with a homer. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4, raising his average to .250. Starter Eric Hacker got the loss, allowing four runs on six hits, striking out five and walking none. AA The Result: Altoona lost 4-2 against Bowie. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 5 with a double....

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