All posts tagged "Steve Pearce"

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Outfield

    Presley had a huge breakout season in 2010, and could return to Indianapolis in 2011 to prove that the numbers were legit. Yesterday I previewed the 2011 Indianapolis Indians infield, looking at players who could open the season with the Pittsburgh Pirates' AAA affiliate, and looking at players who could make the...

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    2011 Indianapolis Indians Preview: The Infield

    Back in December I looked at the potential roster crunch that could take place in the Indianapolis Indians' infield in 2011.  With a group of talented young infield prospects making their way up from Altoona, and a group of off-season additions to the organization, there are far more players than available positions....

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    Images From Spring Opener (Without the Squashed Manatees)

    As you no doubt know, the Pirates beat up on a hapless junior college squad in their spring opener by a score of several million to one, roughly.  For some reason, the annual game against the junior college Manatees is usually something less than a laugher.  The Pirates even lost a few...

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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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    Highlights From Frank Coonelly’s MLB.com Chat

    Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon.  You can read the transcript here.  Some of the highlights of the chat: -Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two.  He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the...

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    The 2011 Indianapolis Infield

    The AAA infield is looking pretty crowded for the 2011 season. Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates added Josh Fields on a minor league deal with an invite to Spring Training.  The deal is a smart move to make, as Fields will most likely compete with Andy Marte for a backup corner infield role....

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    Why Overbay addition should not keep Bowker, Pearce off the field

    Many Pirates fans were angry when the team signed Lyle Overbay earlier this week, because he will likely take playing time from younger players. But I'm not sure his addition should necessarily keep those younger players off the field.

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    The Pirates Have Upgraded, But How Much?

    The Pirates have upgraded this off-season, but by how much? In 2004 I was in college, and at the same time managing a local movie theatre.  Because of this job, I saw movie previews all the time, knew the release dates of movies months in advance, and got to watch the movies...

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    Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

    The Pirates signed Diaz to a two year deal. The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest in Diaz last week after he was non-tendered by the Atlanta Braves.  The signing of Diaz raises an interesting...

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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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