All posts tagged "Rod Barajas"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Recap: Catcher

    Russell Martin was a huge upgrade behind the plate for the Pirates. (Photo credit: David Hague) It...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Decline Option for Rod Barajas; Pick Up Option for Pedro Alvarez

    The Pittsburgh Pirates today exercised the $700,000 option for third baseman Pedro Alvarez for the 2013 season, while declining catcher Rod Barajas' $3.5 M option (no buyout) for next year. Alvarez's $700,000 option was expected, as it was a part of his original contract when drafted by Pittsburgh in the first round...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: There’s No Reason to Bring Back Barajas

    Today we started the 2012 recaps of the individual positions, focusing on the 2012 season and a look ahead at future seasons and the prospects in the organization. The first position was a spot that will probably lead to a lot of discussion over the off-season, and that was the catching position....

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Recap: Catching

    The Pittsburgh Pirates backstops saw no lengthy injuries during the 2012 season, and they needed just two catchers for the entire season for the first time since 2000 (Jason Kendall and Keith Osik). The Pirates in 2011 used eight. Rod Barajas and Michael McKenry connected for 23 long balls. Only three National...

  • Analysis
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Off-Season Contract Issues and Projections

    The Pirates are going to have an interesting arbitration class this offseason. Several players -- Garrett Jones, James McDonald, Neil Walker -- could all stand to get pretty heavy pay raises, while pitchers Joel Hanrahan and Jeff Karstens, both third time eligible, could serve as off-season trade chips. The Pirates also have...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Brewers Swipe Seven Bases

    The Milwaukee Brewers were running on the Pirates on Tuesday, and there was nothing the team was able to do about it. Pittsburgh allowed their division rivals to swipe seven bases in the loss, three in the seventh inning alone. That seventh inning resulted in two runs from the Bucco bullpen, which gave...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Looking Deeper at the Black Hole at the Bottom of the Lineup

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Clint Barmes and Rod Barajas over the off-season, looking at each player for values other than offense. So far on the season, both players have put up some horrible offensive numbers. Yet each is getting playing time. Barmes is getting playing time because of his defense. His 17.5...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pirates Match 2011 Win Total; Walker Getting Close to Return

    With the series win over Houston on Wednesday, Pittsburgh notched their 72nd win of the season. It tied their win total from all of last year. The Pirates finished the 2011 campaign with a 72-90 record. “It’s part of what you expect,” Manager Clint Hurdle said. “You do, you expect to get...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: September 5

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players were born on this date, including a star pitcher for the 1909 World Series winning team and one that played for the franchise during it’s American Association days. If you missed it from earlier, Pirates all-time great Bill Mazeroski, got his own article on this here, his...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bedard Not Same Pitcher Since Injury

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Erik Bedard started the season out very strong in his first season as a Pirate. The lefty sported a 2.48 ERA over his first five starts in April and pitched more than seven innings twice during that span. But since exiting his seventh start of the season with back...

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