Aaron Thompson Video Recap

On December 23rd, the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed left hander Aaron Thompson off of waivers from the Washington Nationals.  Thompson was a first round pick for the Florida Marlins in 2006.  He was acquired by the Nationals in 2009 in exchange for Nick Johnson.  He has made 68 starts at the AA level over the last three seasons, with a 5.01 ERA in 365 innings, with a 6.2 K/9 and a 3.6 BB/9 ratio.  In 2010 he had a 5.80 ERA in 26 starts...

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Two Left Handers Hit the Waiver Wire

The past few days have seen two left handed pitchers hit the waiver wire around baseball.  With the Pittsburgh Pirates holding the number one waiver claim, and in need of left handed relievers, let’s take a look at the two options available: Rommie Lewis, Toronto Blue Jays, DFA to make room for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera Lewis turned 28 in September, and is a big framed left hander, at 6′ 5″, 230 pounds.  In 18.2...

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2011 Pittsburgh Pirates 40-Man Roster and Payroll

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Curve Lose 2-0 On Free Passes, Missed Opportunities

Justin Wilson can be two very different pitchers.  When he is in control of his pitches, he can be dominant, looking like a top pitching prospect.  When his control is struggling, Wilson’s whole game struggles.  Tonight was an example of the latter. Wilson took the mound for the first place Altoona Curve tonight, and from the start it was evident that he didn’t have his best control.  Wilson led off the game by walking top...

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Know Your Enemy – Introduction

A baseball team would be remiss to not know every intimate detail of their division opponents’ operations. Once you know your opponents strengths and weaknesses, both short and long-term, you can prepare your own team with a better certainty.

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