Who Would You Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

The deadline to add players to the 40-man roster, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 draft, is tonight at midnight.  Earlier today we reviewed some of the players who should be protected, along with some of the players who could be removed from the 40-man roster to create room for those new additions.  Now it’s time for your input. Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, and Nathan Adcock are all favorites to be added to the 40-man...

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Candidates To Be Added To The 40-Man Roster

The Pirates not only will face a lot of difficult decisions in removing players from the 40-man roster, but also in adding them.  Two factors contributing to the crunch are the numerous trades in which the team acquired prospects and surprising seasons from several players who’ve been around a while.  What follows is a list of the more significant players in the system who will be eligible for the Rule 5 draft, as well as a few...

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Curve Lose 2-0 On Free Passes, Missed Opportunities

Justin Wilson can be two very different pitchers.  When he is in control of his pitches, he can be dominant, looking like a top pitching prospect.  When his control is struggling, Wilson’s whole game struggles.  Tonight was an example of the latter. Wilson took the mound for the first place Altoona Curve tonight, and from the start it was evident that he didn’t have his best control.  Wilson led off the game by walking top...

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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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Tides Storm Back For 11-6 Victory Over Tribe

TIDES STORM BACK FOR 11-6 VICTORY OVER TRIBE Former Indians’ OF Salazar Launches Game-Winning Home Run NORFOLK, Va. — Former Tribe outfielder Jeff Salazar snapped a 6-6 tie with a two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Norfolk Tides scored 11 runs over the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to defeat the Indianapolis Indians 11-6 on Sunday night at Harbor Park. The loss drops the Indians’ record to...

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