Pirates cut three more, including Walker

The Pirates made three more cuts today, sending third baseman Neil Walker, and pitchers Brian Slocum and David Davidson to minor league camp. Walker will report to AAA, where he hit for a .242/.278/.414 line last season with a 31.56 AB/HR ratio. The Spring Training tracker has been updated, and there are 40 players remaining in camp. Once again, no surprises, as LaRoche was expected to be given the first shot at the starting third...

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Spring Training Battles: Third Base

It’s hard to call the third base position a “battle”, especially since the Pirates have pretty much said that Andy LaRoche will get the first shot over Neil Walker. So there really is not much to talk about, except maybe “are the Pirates making the right call giving LaRoche the first shot?” One could point to the horrible results that LaRoche has shown in the majors thus far (.184/.286/.272 in 316 major...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2004

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. Neil Walker received a $1,950,000 signing bonus. Brian Bixler received a $670,000 signing bonus. Eddie Prasch received a $500,000 signing bonus. The Pirates spent a total of $4.1 M in the first ten rounds of this...

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