Looking back at the Nate McLouth Trade

Of all the trades that have been made in the last two years, the one that comes as the biggest surprise was the Nate McLouth trade. We knew that the Pirates were shopping Jason Bay and Xavier Nady in 2008. We knew that the Pirates were shopping Jack Wilson, Freddy Sanchez, and Adam LaRoche in 2009. At the same time you could figure that a McLouth trade was in the future plans, especially with Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata in the...

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Positional Breakdowns: Starting Pitcher

Going in to the 2008 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were relying on Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny to carry their pitching staff, while hoping that Paul Maholm and Zach Duke matured, and Matt Morris at least provided some production for his well over-priced salary. Snell and Gorzelanny not only failed, they failed in an epic manner. Duke was good at times, but too inconsistent. Morris did nothing and was released early in the season....

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2009 Lynchburg Hillcats Season Recap

If there is any minor league team I’ve given a ton of coverage to this season, it’s been Lynchburg. There are two reasons for this. First, I live near Lynchburg. Second, the Hillcats have been one of the most important teams in our system this year. The Cats started the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top prospect, Pedro Alvarez, along with some other top draft picks from the 2008 draft, like Jordy Mercer, Justin...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Interviews

The complete archive of Pirates Prospects interviews by Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Pirates Personnel Neal Huntington/Frank Coonelly Frank Coonelly Jim Benedict Part One Part Two Neal Huntington Part One Part Two Jeff Johnson Current Pirates Players Matt Benedict Victor Black Evan Chambers Tyler Cox Matt Curry Chase d’Arnaud Kawika Emsley-Pai Matt Hague Brock Holt Phillip Irwin Mike Jefferson Nick Kingham Chris Lashmet Brian...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Video Recaps

The complete archive of video recaps of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects: Current Pirates Prospects Tim Alderson May 13th, 2010: L, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 4 K, 0 HR Stetson Allie Spring Training 2011 Tom Boleska September 7th, 2009: ND, 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HR Mike Colla September 7th, 2009: ND, 2 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 1 K, 0 HR September 17th, 2009: W, 3.1 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 K, 0 HR Chase d’Arnaud 2009 Hitting and...

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