All posts tagged "Ryan Ludwick"

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Why Do Bad Pirates Hitters Become All-Stars Elsewhere?

    The Pirates have been frustrating lately. The offense has struggled, losing a lot of close games, and failing to come up with runs in situations where at least one run should be expected. What might be even more frustrating is looking around the league and seeing former Pirates having success at the...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 13

    Today is a busy day of birthdays for former Pittsburgh Pirates, seven in all. We start with a player who spent eight seasons in a Pirates uniform, playing more games with the team than the other six players combined. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a come-from-behind...

  • News and Rumors
    Padres Might Take Cash For Ludwick

    Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune held a chat today (h/t MLBTR), and a question was brought up about the San Diego Padres' return for Ryan Ludwick. The Pittsburgh Pirates received Ludwick for a player to be named later back in July, although the player has yet to be named. Center reports...

  • News and Rumors
    Ryan Ludwick Trade Could Be Finalized Today

    There have been a lot of questions about who the Pittsburgh Pirates sent to the San Diego Padres as the player to be named later in the Ryan Ludwick trade. The Padres haven't picked a player yet, but they still have time to make a decision. The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Offer Arbitration to Derrek Lee

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have offered arbitration to free agent first baseman Derrek Lee, and have declined arbitration offers to catcher Chris Snyder and outfielder Ryan Ludwick. If Lee accepts arbitration, the Pirates will have him under contract for the 2012 season, with his arbitration price likely being a raise over his $8.5...

  • Analysis
    Deadline For Arbitration to Ranked Free Agents Is Today

    The Pirates will likely tender an offer of arbitration to Derrek Lee today. The new collective bargaining agreement will eliminate Type A and Type B free agents next year.  Fortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the system is still in place this year, as they have four Type B free agents, with the...

  • News and Rumors
    Official Elias Rankings Released

    The official Elias rankings have been released, and as expected, the Pittsburgh Pirates have four players who qualify as Type B free agents.  The four players are Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, Derrek Lee, and Ryan Ludwick. The Pirates can get a first round compensation pick for each player in the 2012 draft....

  • News and Rumors
    Derrek Lee, Ryan Ludwick Become Free Agents

    Free agency began at 12:01 AM EST today, and 148 players have filed for free agency, including two members of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Those members are Derrek Lee and Ryan Ludwick, the only two eligible players from the Pirates' roster.  Neither move is a surprise, as it is standard procedure for a...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Corner Outfield

    Alex Presley was freed in late June, and went on to hit for a .298 average in the majors. For most of the 2011 season, there wasn't a specific starter at either corner outfield position for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Jose Tabata began the season as the everyday starter in left field, but...

  • News and Rumors
    How Free Agent Compensation Works

    There have been a lot of questions in the past few days about free agent compensation and offering arbitration to pending free agents.  The process isn't one we've had to cover in Pittsburgh for quite some time.  That's mostly because the Pirates haven't seen many ranked free agents in recent years.  Most...

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