All posts tagged "Paul Maholm"

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    How Can the Pirates Improve Internally?

    Any time a move is made during the off-season, the same question gets brought up: how does this improve the team for the following season?  The entire off-season is full of this sort of analysis of the following year, usually consisting of a comparison between the team from the end of the...

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    Pirates Still Interested in Francis

    The Pirates are still interested in Francis. Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are one of seven teams still interested in left handed starter Jeff Francis.  Crasnick lists the Nationals, Royals, Rangers, Rockies, and both New York teams as the other interested teams. Francis is coming off a year...

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    What Do the Pirates Have in Their 2011 Rotation?

    Yesterday I looked at the average production around the majors from each spot in the rotation.  To recap, the numbers from each spot: League Average #1: 3.10 ERA #2: 3.61 ERA #3: 4.15 ERA #4: 4.62 ERA #5: 5.69 ERA Average of the Top 15 Rotations #1: 2.84 ERA #2: 3.31 ERA...

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    Where Are They Now: 2004 Hickory Crawdads

    In 2004 the Hickory Crawdads were the low-A ball club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, right in the middle of their ten year affiliation with the team. They were two years removed from a South Atlantic League championship and coming off an 82-54 season. The team was typical of the Pirates teams 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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    Pirates Offering Paul Maholm

    The Pirates are offering Maholm on the trade market. Dejan Kovacevic tweets that he's hearing the Pittsburgh Pirates are offering left handed starter Paul Maholm on the trade market.  That's something I speculated about this morning, after this week's additions of Kevin Correia and Scott Olsen, combined with the continued interest in...

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    Are the Pirates Building Trade Depth?

    With the Pirates looking at relievers, it increases the chances that Hanrahan could be traded this off-season. It's hard to draw any conclusions about the projected 2011 roster this early in the off-season, but after two days of the MLB Winter Meetings there are two trends that suggest the Pittsburgh Pirates could...

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    Contemplating Jorge de la Rosa

    Rob Biertempfel reported Tuesday that Pirates management is planning to pursue free agent pitcher Jorge de la Rosa this offseason. De la Rosa has been a popular target of many Pirates fans, but he represents a risk I would not take.

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    Should the Pirates start spending this offseason? – Part Two

    In August, I considered whether the Pirates starting lineup could be significantly improved through free agency this upcoming offseason. I completed that post by promising a part two. Well, that was more than two months ago, but a promise is a promise.

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