All posts tagged "Rule 5 eligible players"

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Preview

    The 2011 Rule 5 draft takes place tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM EST. The Pittsburgh Pirates have made a pick in each of the last four drafts under Neal Huntington. In order to continue that trend, they will need to clear a spot on the 40-man roster before tomorrow's draft. We've talked...

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    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Rule 5 Draft Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates protected six players from the 2011 Rule 5 draft, adding Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Rudy Owens, Justin Wilson, Jordy Mercer, and Duke Welker to the 40-man roster.  That left the following players eligible for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. Eligible Players The first group of players are first time...

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    Pirates Protect Six Players From the Rule 5 Draft

    The Pittsburgh Pirates added six players to the 40-man roster today, filling out their reserve list to protect those players from the upcoming Rule 5 draft.  The Pirates protected Matt Hague, Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, Rudy Owens, Duke Welker, and Justin Wilson.  To make room the Pirates have designated outfielder Xavier Paul...

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    Who Will the Pirates Protect From the Rule 5 Draft?

    Throughout the year we've talked about the Rule 5 roster crunch that the Pittsburgh Pirates will face this off-season.  Some of that has been over-blown to the point where people suggest trading prospects like Starling Marte just because the Pirates might not have a spot to protect him.  Make no mistake, the...

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    Reviewing the 2011 Rule 5 Roster Crunch

    Marte is a must protect for the 2011 Rule 5 draft. We've reviewed the upcoming Rule 5 roster crunch before, noting that the Pittsburgh Pirates will have a lot of players eligible for the upcoming draft in December.  With about half a season in the books, let's review the best of the...

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    Could the Pirates Start Trading Prospects Soon?

    In my interview with Neal Huntington last week, I asked him whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would be open to trading prospects for major league players.  His response was: We are getting to the point in time where we're going to be a lot more open to trading our prospects. To trade a...

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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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    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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