All posts tagged "Jose Tabata"

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Starting Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates finished with a .244 batting average during the 2011 season -- .247 average in the 1st half, .241 in the 2nd half. Over the offseason, the Pirates signed shortstop Clint Barmes to a two-year deal, and catcher Rod Barajas to a one-year contract with an option for 2013. The...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Tabata Feeling Comfort in Right Field

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- At just five years old, outfielder Jose Tabata's father told him stories of Roberto Clemente. He showed him videos, articles in the paper, everything. But the young Tabata was unaware of who he was. As Tabata got older, his father told him, ‘one day, I want to see you...

  • Pirates History
    Trade History Between Pirates and Yankees

    It seems like recently the New York Yankees and Pittsburgh Pirates have been trade partners often but that wasn’t always the case between the two teams. During the early part of the Yankees existence, the franchise started as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901, the two teams almost never made a transaction of...

  • Top Stories
    The Pirates Can’t Trade Jose Tabata

    I’ve always believed that the best approach for small market teams is to build a farm system that constantly provides replacements for the players in the majors.  When a star player is ready to leave, the system will ideally have a guy ready to take over and provide the same production.  The...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Corner Outfield

    Alex Presley was freed in late June, and went on to hit for a .298 average in the majors. For most of the 2011 season, there wasn't a specific starter at either corner outfield position for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Jose Tabata began the season as the everyday starter in left field, but...

  • Analysis
    Caribbean Leagues Getting Started

    The Caribbean League seasons are getting underway, and there are many Pirates and former Pirates on the rosters. The Mexican Pacific League opened their season on Tuesday night.  OF Rogelios Noris, who spent the 2011 American season with the West Virginia Power, is again playing for his hometown Venados de Mazatlan.  Los...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 141 Recap: McDonald is Stellar like Monica Gellar

    Maybe the Astros clubhouse was filled with the sounds of Milli Vanilli’s ‘Blame it on the Rain’ after this one ended. If the scoreboard operators in Pittsburgh are anything like most scoreboard operators, they were playing rain themed songs (‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ by CCR, ‘Laughter in the Rain’ by Neil Sedaka,...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

    Brian Burres’ outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 134 Recap: Rodriguez Dominant in Houston Victory

    Ross Ohlendorf certainly wasn’t bad. But Wandy Rodriguez was lights out. He yielded an early lead to the Pirates but Houston chipped away and took the lead. Rodriguez whiffed a career best as Houston took the first game of the series. The Pirate bats were silent all game except for the fourth...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 133 Recap: Karstens Roughed Up in Loss

    The Pirates battled early. But the offense was shut down after the second inning. St. Louis got to Jeff Karstens and then Chris Resop out of the bullpen. The Cards got seven tallies to support Kyle Lohse in his quest for his 100th career win. Lohse got nicked in the first and...

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