All posts tagged "Rule 5 draft"

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bench

    Every year the battles in Spring Training are pretty much limited to the same three areas: the 5th starter role, the bullpen, and the bench.  It only makes sense that this would be the case.  These are the least important spots on the team.  You don't want to decide the important spots...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Rule 5 Draft Recap

    The Pirates selected Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The Rule 5 draft was completed this morning, with the Pittsburgh Pirates selecting Josh Rodriguez from the Cleveland Indians.  I reviewed Rodriguez earlier today right after the pick was made.  With J.J. Hardy and Jason Bartlett off the...

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    Pirates Select Josh Rodriguez in the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pirates selected Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft. The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected shortstop Josh Rodriguez with the first pick in the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  We heard from Jennifer Langosch before the draft that the Pirates were likely to take Rodriguez with the first pick....

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    2010 Rule 5 Draft Live Blog

    The 2010 Rule 5 Draft is today at 9:00 AM.  The Pittsburgh Pirates own the first pick in the draft, with plenty of rumors surrounding how they could use the selection.  I will be following all of the draft news leading up to the draft, along with the draft itself.  For a...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Rule 5 Draft Preview

    Rodriguez is one of the top options available in the Rule 5 draft. Day three of the winter meetings wrapped up without any moves being made by the Pittsburgh Pirates, although we did have several rumors and updates about players the Pirates are talking to.  Day four will almost certainly bring at...

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    Rule 5 Updates: Elvin Ramirez, Trades

    The Rule 5 draft is tomorrow afternoon, and there are a few updates on the Pirates' first overall pick. -Dejan Kovacevic mentioned this morning that Elvin Ramirez, a right handed pitcher with the New York Mets, is a guy to keep an eye on.  Buster Olney tweeted that Ramirez is widely expected...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: It’s All About Pitching

    The Washington Nationals made a huge splash on the free agent market on Sunday, announcing a seven year, $126 M deal with outfielder Jayson Werth.  The deal has gotten a lot of attention, both due to the impact of the signing on the free agent market, and the statement the Nationals made....

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    2010 Rule 5 Options: Wynn Pelzer

    Pelzer is one of the top prospects in the 2010 Rule 5 draft after the Orioles left him unprotected. The Baltimore Orioles traded Miguel Tejada to the San Diego Padres at the trade deadline in 2010, receiving one player in return: Wynn Pelzer.  Pelzer was recently rated the number six prospect in...

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    Pirates Could Trade Rule 5 Pick

    Neal Huntington said today that the pool of available players for the 2010 Rule 5 draft wasn't a good one, and that the Pirates could trade their first overall selection.  Deals involving Rule 5 selections aren't uncommon.  Last year the Washington Nationals traded the first pick in the Rule 5 draft to...

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    2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to the meetings, the Pittsburgh Pirates have been linked to a lot of free agents, but have yet to make a move, outside of letting a few players from...

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