First Pitch: Revisiting the Wandy Rodriguez Trade
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First Pitch: Revisiting the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates designated Wandy Rodriguez for assignment. Coincidentally, one day later, Rudy Owens made his Major League debut for the Houston Astros. Owens didn’t fare well, giving up five runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings of work. But the end of Rodriguez’s tenure in Pittsburgh, and the debut of Owens give us a good chance to revisit the July 2012 trade. The Pirates sent Owens, Robbie Grossman, and...

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First Pitch: The Altoona Four – Where Are They Now?

In 2010 the Altoona Curve had a group of pitchers that went on to be called “The Altoona Four” out of convenience. I say convenience because the group led Altoona to an Eastern League title in 2010, but they also led the Lynchburg Hillcats to a Carolina League title in 2009. So they could have easily been “The Lynchburg Four”, which isn’t really as catchy. Then, in 2011, only two of them moved up to...

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Wilson And Relievers Make Indians’ 3 Early Runs Hold Up

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Pawtucket Red Sox  1 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians scored 3 runs early in tonight’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Victory Field.  Starting pitcher Justin Wilson threw 5 scoreless innings, and relievers Daniel McCutchen and Doug Slaten took it the rest of the way, making those 3 runs prove to be enough for an Indians’ win.  Wilson earned his 8th win of the season (for a n 8-4...

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Pirates Notebook: Breaking Down the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add a starting pitcher and bat by the deadline. And on Tuesday night, the club made a trade in order to improve the ball club on the mound. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros along with cash in exchange for prospects Colton Cain, Robbie Grossman and Rudy Owens. “As we talked really from day one of the trading season, we’ve been open to strengthening our club...

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The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade

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