Spring Training Live Blog: Pirates vs Yankees

The Pirates play the Yankees today in their first real Spring Training game after the 6-1 revenge victory over the Hated Manatees, who are better known now as the State College of Florida.  The game today will be available on MLB.TV, MLB Network, and XM channel 176.  For those of you who don’t have any of those options, you can join the live blog below at game time to follow along with other Pirates bloggers and fans....

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Small Market Teams are the winners in this World Series

The New York Yankees went with a video game approach this past off-season, throwing loads of money toward the free agent market to load up for their current World Series run. Not only did they sign C.C. Sabathia and A.J. Burnett, two of the top starting pitchers on the market (if not the top two guys), but they also signed Mark Teixeira, the top hitter on the market. The Yankees committed $423.5 M on those three players combined. Add...

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The Final Word on Sano

On Tuesday I wrote that the Pirates got a raw deal on Miguel Angel Sano. Since that time, two important articles have come out, revealing a lot on the negotiations. The first article was by Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Kovacevic recaps the entire timeline on Sano, from the time the international signing period began and the Pirates were the top bidders, all the way to the point where Kovacevic broke the news to...

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Pirates claim Anthony Claggett

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed relief pitcher Anthony Claggett off of waivers from the New York Yankees. Claggett came in to the season as the 26th ranked prospect in the Yankees system, and the number three right handed relief prospect, one ahead of Steven Jackson, who the Pirates claimed from the Yankees back in May. The 2009 40-man roster/payroll and the Future Payroll Commitments chart have been updated. Claggett pitched 82...

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