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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No Trade For Jesus Feliciano

UPDATE 11:43 AM: Looks like this was a false alarm.  Feliciano was summoned to Pittsburgh, leaving Rubin to guess that he would be joining the Pirates.  It turns out that Barajas was claimed by the Dodgers, and Feliciano will take his place on the roster.  The only involvement the Pirates had in this was that they were playing the Mets today, in Pittsburgh. As I said below, the deal didn’t make any sense for the Pirates. –...

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The Purpose of the Dominican Academy

This weekend my brother heads back to college for his senior year, so tonight I decided to make pizza for the whole family before he heads back this weekend.  Armed with a pizza stone, some gourmet recipes, and an idea from my best friend to grill the pizzas on the pizza stone, I was ready to make some awesome pizzas. The first offering had caramelized onions, blue cheese crumbles, and a ton of arugula on top.  The second pizza was a...

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