Pirates traded Sanchez at the right time

My wife’s car is about to drive me crazy.  Last week she called me from work to tell me that her car wouldn’t start up.  After checking the battery, which was fine, we towed it to a mechanic, where we discovered that the car needed a new fuel pump.  We were also told that the rear brakes needed to be replaced.  So a few days later I got the rear brakes fixed, only to discover the next day that the speed...

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Taking a Lesson From Tim Lincecum

A big topic this off-season will be the focus on Tim Lincecum’s first year in arbitration.  Lincecum was designated as a Super Two player, which means he replaces his third league minimum year with an extra year of arbitration, thus starting the arbitration process one year early.  That’s huge for a pitcher who won the CY Young Award in back to back years, which were his first two full seasons in the majors. Tim...

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Pirates trade Freddy Sanchez for Tim Alderson

After a day full of rumors (well, more than a day), the Pittsburgh Pirates have traded second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the San Francisco Giants for starting pitching prospect Tim Alderson. Alderson was ranked as the fourth best prospect in the San Francisco Giants’ system by Baseball America, and the second best pitching prospect behind Madison Bumgarner. He was rated as having the best curveball in the San Francisco system....

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Freddy Sanchez Trade Rumors

UPDATE 4:30 PM: Dejan Kovacevic reports that the offer from Sanchez ($6 M, $6.5 M, $7.5 M) was rejected by the Pirates.UPDATE 4:11 PM: Jennifer Langosch reports that the offer from Sanchez to the Pirates was 3 years/$20 M. If we assume the $8 M option next year would be guaranteed, that’s $6 M a year for the final two years. The Pirates were offering $5 M a year, which would be 3/$15 M. I’d say 3/$18 M would be a fair...

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Game 91 Live Blog: Pirates vs Giants

Game 91: Giants at Pirates

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