Are We Still Talking About Bautista?

Yesterday, Jose Bautista hit three home runs, bringing his total to 16 on the season, and giving him an incredible 70 on the year.  As we know, the Pirates traded Bautista in August 2008, receiving Robinzon Diaz in return.  If we didn’t know that already, Dejan Kovacevic reminds us this morning. I don’t really have a lot to say about the Bautista trade for a few reasons.  First, Charlie at Bucs Dugout and Pat at WHYGAVS...

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Oakland Signs Andy LaRoche

Andy LaRoche has found a new home, signing a minor league deal today with the Oakland Athletics.  LaRoche will receive an invite to Spring Training.  The addition for Oakland isn’t a surprise.  A year ago we heard rumors that Oakland tried to trade for LaRoche, only for the Pirates to ask for pitcher Gio Gonzalez and outfielder Ryan Sweeney. LaRoche showed some promise in 2009.  His hitting wasn’t really anything to write...

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What Can the Pirates Learn From Jose Bautista?

It’s hard to ignore the season Jose Bautista is having.  A 52 home run season for any player is special, regardless of whether the season is reflective of the player’s talent level.  One thing that isn’t hard to do is to look back and say “what if”.  It’s been easy to wonder how the Pittsburgh Pirates would fare with a guy who currently has 52 homers, especially since that guy was traded for...

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Afternoon reading, 9/24/2010

Your Friday afternoon reading, with appearances by Kevin Creagh, Alex Remington and Richard Sandomir.

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Pirates remove Bautista, Bootcheck, and Hansen from 40-man

The Pittsburgh Pirates removed Chris Bootcheck, Denny Bautista, and Craig Hansen from the 40-man roster today. Bootcheck elected free agency, while there is no word on Bautista and Hansen. The move clears up two spots on the 40-man roster, only because Hansen was on the 60-day DL, and not a member of the 40-man roster. Hansen was acquired in the Jason Bay trade last year, but didn’t see much time with the Pirates due to injury...

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