All posts tagged "Lyle Overbay"

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    Game 5 Recap: Cards Scratch Out One Run Win

    Alvarez struck out three times tonight and hit into a double play. There will be better days for Pedro Alvarez. There will be - and already have been in his short career - stellar days. This was not one of them. Alvarez whiffed three times and hit into a double play as...

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market

    This is part two 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 The Pirates have been no strangers to trades over the last...

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    Why Overbay addition should not keep Bowker, Pearce off the field

    Many Pirates fans were angry when the team signed Lyle Overbay earlier this week, because he will likely take playing time from younger players. But I'm not sure his addition should necessarily keep those younger players off the field.

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    The Off-Season Additions and the Prospects in the Wings

    What does the two year deal for Diaz say about the ETA for the internal right field options? The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the 2011 off-season with holes at first base, right field, shortstop, and the starting rotation.  So far they have added Lyle Overbay to fill the first base role, Matt Diaz...

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    The Pirates Have Upgraded, But How Much?

    The Pirates have upgraded this off-season, but by how much? In 2004 I was in college, and at the same time managing a local movie theatre.  Because of this job, I saw movie previews all the time, knew the release dates of movies months in advance, and got to watch the movies...

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    Pirates Stepping up Efforts to Trade Doumit

    The Pirates have increased their efforts to trade Doumit following the addition of Overbay. Following the signing of Lyle Overbay, Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are stepping up their efforts to trade catcher Ryan Doumit.  Doumit will make $5.1 M in 2011, and after the addition of Overbay, will move...

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    Pirates Sign Lyle Overbay

    The Pirates have signed Overbay. The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed Lyle Overbay to a one year deal, according to the team twitter account.  I detailed the Overbay rumors in a post from earlier today. Overbay isn't the most inspiring free agent addition.  He's coming off a .243/.329/.433 line in 534 at-bats in...

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    Pirates, Lyle Overbay Close to a Deal?

    The Pirates are talking with Overbay. Jon Paul Morosi reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been talking to free agent first baseman Lyle Overbay, according to Morosi's sources.  Morosi mentions that it's not clear if the two sides are close to a deal. Overbay turns 34 in January, and is coming off...

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    Potential Off-Season Targets: First Basemen

    The Pirates need to upgrade over Jones at first base this off-season. A week ago I looked at some options to fill the starting pitching needs for the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates.  Since then, a few names and rumors have emerged, with the focus mostly being on pitching.  Despite the coverage focusing around...

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