Pirates Notebook: Post Trade Thoughts

I wrote on the Eric Hinske trade and the Nyjer Morgan/Sean Burnett trade earlier today. Check out those links for my thoughts on the deals. In the aftermath of the trades, I’ve got a few more thoughts, which I will provide in no specific order: Where are the left handers? The big issue, following the trade of Burnett, is the lack of left handers in the bullpen. It seemed like the Pirates had nothing but left handers in their...

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Prospect and Draft Pick Updates

A few updates this afternoon… -I have added Quinton Miller, Rudy Owens, and Chase D’Arnaud to the Prospects Tracker. -The Pirates have promoted D’Arnaud from West Virginia to Lynchburg. I assume he will be making his debut on Thursday. I will be in attendance for that game, providing Twitter updates. I’m not sure where D’Arnaud will play. I can only assume that with the recent promotion of Pedro Alvarez,...

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Pirates Notebook: Alvarez and Lincoln promoted

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a ton of minor league moves in the last day, promoting two of their top prospects, with plans to promote several other players who are performing well. Here is a run-down of all the moves: Pedro Alvarez to AA: This move is kind of a bummer, as I’m no longer an hour away from seeing the top prospect in the Pirates’ system. That’s especially the case when I had plans to go with my Dad to see...

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