All posts tagged "John Bowker"

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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    Steve Pearce Granted Fourth Option Year

    The Pirates were granted an additional option year with Pearce. Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been granted a fourth option year for Steve Pearce, after the first baseman/right fielder spent most of the 2010 season on the 60-day disabled list. On one hand, this is good news for the...

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    2011 ZiPS projections

    I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

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    Q&A: The Off-Season Roster Decisions

    In the last few weeks I've talked about the positional recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 2010 season, leading to my evaluation of the off-season needs heading in to the 2011 season.  That also brought on the 2011 40-man roster and payroll, which at this stage includes some predictions on how...

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    2010 Position Recap: First Base

    Jones was the best option at first base this year, but wasn't good enough to lock down the position for 2011. Yesterday I went over the right field situation, noting that the circumstances didn't change during the 2010 season.  The Pirates started the season with a lot of options, but no lock...

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    Pirates Recall Joe Martinez

    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...

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    Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

    Iwamura is a guarantee to be removed from the 40-man roster. This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together to create a lot of those decisions.  The team has spent a couple years now accumulating players,...

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    Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

    The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield...

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