All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

    Presley had a huge breakout season in 2010, and could return to Indianapolis in 2011 to prove that the numbers were legit. Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA affiliate, and looking at players who could make the...

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    The Process of Calling Up A Player From Minor League Camp

    Beckman got the call to pitch in Sunday's game against the Rays. On Sunday, Kevin Correia made his first Spring Training start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, going up against the Tampa Bay Rays.  Correia reached his pitch count limit with one out in the second inning, and was pulled for Ryan Beckman....

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    Pirates Spent $5 M On International Bonuses in 2010

    Heredia was a big factor towards the Pirates spending $5 M on international bonuses in 2010. Today, Baseball America released the international spending figures from the 2010 season, as well as a look at the top 20 bonuses of all time.  The Pittsburgh Pirates finished fourth in the league in overall spending...

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    Cesar Lopez Deal Confirmed

    A month ago we learned that the Pittsburgh Pirates had signed Cuban pitcher Cesar Lopez for $600,000, thanks to a report from Ben Badler of Baseball America.  Today that signing was confirmed by Jorge Ebro of El Nuevo Herald, via Twitter. MLB Trade Rumors has the following quote from Rene Gayo about...

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    Baseball America’s Top 150 Prospect Lists

    Marte ended up being rated in the top 150 by five of six Baseball America analysts. Baseball America released their 2011 top 100 prospects a week ago, with three Pittsburgh Pirates prospects making the list.  Those players were Jameson Taillon, Tony Sanchez, and Stetson Allie.  Today, in the Ask BA segment, Jim...

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    The More Important Topic That Coonelly Discussed

    A week ago we posted our interview with Frank Coonelly, discussing a wide variety of topics relating to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  However, it seems that only one topic received attention, and it wasn't even one of the interesting topics. The discussion about payroll and attendance has been repeated many times.  The comments...

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    Ryan Beckman On Today’s Game

    Beckman pitched 1.2 innings in today's Spring Training game. During today's Pirates spring opener versus the Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Kevin Correia wasn't able to complete his schedule two innings due to reaching his pitch count. Prior to the game, Joe Beimel, who was scheduled to make his spring debut, felt...

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    Who is Louis Bierbauer?

    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 Louis Bierbauer's career, including how the...

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    Pirates vs Hated Manatees Preview

    Today at McKechnie Field, the Pirates take the field for the first time this year but this is of course no ordinary Spring Training game. Every year around this time Pirates fans take off one day from the arguments over ownership, spending, 5th starter questions, etc, and they join forces to unite...

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    A decade ago: Spending money to make money

    A lost talent It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in...

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