The Jack Wilson/Ian Snell Trade is a Win

Every time someone mentions all of the trades made by the Pittsburgh Pirates over the last two years, the consensus is that the Xavier Nady trade is the only one which stands out as a sure win.  After today, I think it’s safe to say that we can add the Jack Wilson/Ian Snell trade to the win column. It’s not like anything happened today that made the trade suddenly look good.  The trade has looked good for awhile...

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Notes: Hayden Penn, Ramon Vazquez, Indianapolis Indians

A few Saturday afternoon notes as I catch up from the last few days: -Hayden Penn has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA by the Pirates.  However, Penn has until Monday to accept the assignment, or to elect to become a free agent.  The reason for this is because this is the second time Penn has been designated for assignment and outrighted to the minors.  Any player who is removed from the 40-man roster and...

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Pirates claim Justin Thomas

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed left handed pitcher Justin Thomas off of waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Thomas put up a 4.48 ERA and a 53:40 K/BB ratio in 60.1 innings at AAA in 2009. In 2008, Thomas had a 4.32 ERA in 118.2 innings in AA, with a 106:56 K/BB ratio in 2008, and a 3.71 ERA with a 21:9 K/BB ratio in 17 AAA innings in 2009. He also pitched four innings in the majors, allowing three runs on nine hits, with two...

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Pirates trade Jack Wilson/Ian Snell to Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded Jack Wilson and Ian Snell to the Seattle Mariners today. In return, the Pirates received Jeff Clement, Ronny Cedeno, Nathan Adcock, Brett Lorin, and Aaron Pribanic. Here is a rundown of all of the players in the deal: The Pirates give… Jack Wilson: Wilson’s defense helps play a big role for the Pirates, especially with a lack of replacement options in the system. Unless Seattle picks up...

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Adam LaRoche Traded to Red Sox

UPDATE 1:41 PM: The 40-Man Roster/Payroll chart is updated with the move. Argenis Diaz replaces LaRoche on the 40-man roster. Assuming the Pirates didn’t send any money to the Red Sox (and there’s no word yet), the Pirates saved $3 M on this deal. The Payroll Commitments Chart, 25-Man Roster page, and Neal Huntington trade history has also been updated. I’m guessing Garrett Jones is going to take over at first base...

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