All posts tagged "Josh Rodriguez"

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    How Short Should Cedeno’s Leash Be?

    How short should Cedeno's leash be this season? As I watched Ronny Cedeno bobble an easy double play ball last night, late in the game, a question crossed my mind: how short should the leash be on Cedeno? That's not because of one play.  Two nights in a row Cedeno made a...

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    Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011

    This is part three of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 With the Pittsburgh Pirates focused on rebuilding through the minors, it's...

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    Ciriaco optioned; Rodriguez, Bowker make team

    Dave Arrigo, Pittsburgh Pirates The Pirates roster is starting to take shape, and very few question marks remain after a couple announcements following today’s win against the Rays. Pedro Ciriaco has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, meaning Rule 5 pickup Josh Rodriguez has earned a spot on the 25-man roster as a...

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    The Final Three Roster Spots

    Ciriaco is battling for one of the final bench spots. After the news this morning that the Pittsburgh Pirates cut four players, there are three roster spots remaining.  The cuts this morning left Steve Pearce with a roster spot on the bench, while Garrett Olson is all but a guarantee to win...

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    Battle of the Bench and Today’s Pitchers

    Today's spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Philadelphia Phillies allowed us to see all of the players battling for bench spots on the Pirates' roster as well as some interesting pitchers.  As has been reported many times, there are really only 3 bench spots available since RF is a platoon...

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    Notes: Taillon, Bowker, Rodriguez, Kubitza

    I've been a little busy today, so here are some notes to catch up: Taillon will start the 2011 season in West Virginia. -Kristy from Hands Off My Pirate Booty was at Pirate City today, and passed along a report that Jameson Taillon mentioned he will be starting the 2011 season in...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

    Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians' infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions....

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    Will Josh Rodriguez Make the Roster?

    In each of the last four years, Neal Huntington has made a selection in the Rule 5 draft.  In 2008 the Pirates selected Evan Meek.  In 2009 it was Donald Veal.  In 2010 they had John Raynor.  This year the Pirates have shortstop Josh Rodriguez, selected from the Cleveland Indians.  Each year...

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    Huntington on Doumit, Olsen, Rodriguez

    Rob Biertempfel has some updates from General Manager Neal Huntington: The trade market for Doumit has died down. -Trade talks for Ryan Doumit have died down, according to Huntington.  He did mention that things usually pick back up the first few weeks of the season.  I think it's pretty much a guarantee...

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    Who Could Reach the Majors This Year?

    Owens has a strong chance of arriving in the majors this year. Last year the Pittsburgh Pirates saw the Major League debuts of several young players.  They saw big time prospects like Pedro Alvarez and Jose Tabata reach the majors in mid-season, and stick around.  They also saw a few minor players...

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