All posts tagged "Matt Diaz"

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    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

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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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    Will a Starter Emerge From Indy’s Outfield?

    Lambo is one of three outfielders in Indianapolis who will be competing for the third outfield spot in the majors. Two of the three outfield spots in Pittsburgh look promising for the long term, with Andrew McCutchen under control through the 2015 season, and Jose Tabata under control through the 2016 season....

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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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    Matt Diaz Signing Official and Contract Details

    The Pirates made the Diaz signing official. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made the Matt Diaz signing official, inking the outfielder to a two-year deal.  We learned Diaz's role in 2011 after the Lyle Overbay signing earlier today, as he will be platooning in right field with Garrett Jones.  That's a good combination,...

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    Poll: Winter Meetings Additions

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added four players during the Winter Meetings this past week, signing Kevin Correia, Matt Diaz, and Scott Olsen, and selecting Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 draft.  Which player was your favorite addition? ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of...

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    2010 Winter Meetings Recap

    The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are clearly a big deal.  All you have to do is look at the amount of transactions and news around the league over the last four days to see this.  The meetings get the most attention during the off-season, and because of that, they often receive...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

    Rodriguez is one of the top options available in the Rule 5 draft. Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at...

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