All posts tagged "Pirates"

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    Jim Callis on Jameson Taillon

    Jim Callis rates Taillon the number two pitching prospect under 21 years of age. Jim Callis had his weekly mailbag at Baseball America today, withtwo questions touching on Jameson Taillon.  Here is a summary of the notes: -Callis rated Taillon #2 on his "Pitching prospects under 21 years of age", behind only...

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    Piratefest 2011 – General Public Q&A (1 of 2)

    Huntington, Hurdle, and Coonelly at Piratefest 2011 On Friday, I went down to the Convention Center to represent Pirates Prospects at Piratefest 2011. The goal was to take in the general feel of the event and sit in on the Question and Answer session at 7 pm with the general public, then...

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    Jameson Taillon Finishes 18th on MLB.com’s Rankings

    Taillon rated 18th in MLB.com's top 50 prospects for the 2011 season. MLB.com released their top 50 prospects for the 2011 season tonight, and Jameson Taillon rated 18th on the list.  Taillon was the only Pirates prospect named to the list.  You can see the full list here, and the write up...

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    Oakland Signs Andy LaRoche

    LaRoche signed with the Oakland Athletics. Andy LaRoche has found a new home, signing a minor league deal today with the Oakland Athletics.  LaRoche will receive an invite to Spring Training.  The addition for Oakland isn't a surprise.  A year ago we heard rumors that Oakland tried to trade for LaRoche, only...

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    Pirates Sign Kawika Emsley-Pai

    The Pirates signed Emsley-Pai to a minor league deal. I've been meaning to post this minor news for the last few days, but kept putting it on the back burner. The Pirates signed minor league catcher Kawika Emsley-Pai to a minor league deal on Thursday. Emsley-Pai was drafted in the tenth round...

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    The Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide

    Today is the official release date for the Pirates Prospects 2011 Prospect Guide.  The books arrived last week, and all of the pre-sales have been shipped out, with the weekend orders going out this morning.  Some of the pre-sales have already arrived, while a lot of the Pittsburgh area orders are expected...

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    Alleghenys Strike Gold

    The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. This week John looks at one of the best purchases...

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    Pirates Have Some Interest in Armando Galarraga

    The Pirates have some interest in Galarraga, but a deal doesn't seem likely. Last week the Detroit Tigers designated right handed starter Armando Galarraga for assignment, only days after signing him to a one year, $2.3 M deal.  Detroit is currently engaging in trade talks for the right hander, and a deal...

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    A Loan That’s Not a Loan

    In all the furor over the Pirates’ leaked financial records, one aspect that’s enraged some Pirate fans yet received little attention outside Pittsburgh was the loan by the Nutting family to the Pirates.  The transaction wasn’t actually a loan, not in any conventional sense at least.  It was really a loan with...

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