2010 Pirates Preview: The Trade Market

Yesterday I started my 2010 Pirates preview with a look at ten prospects who could make an impact in the majors this season.  Today we’re looking at potential trades during the 2010 season. We’ve seen the comments made by the Pirates management that they’re not going to be subtracting from the team in 2010.  The literal translation of this would mean absolutely no trades will be made.  However, I...

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Pirates set rotation; Duke to start opener

Zach Duke will start the Pirates’ season opener on April 5th at PNC Park. Ross Ohlendorf, Paul Maholm, Charlie Morton and Daniel McCutchen will follow him, in that order....

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Looking at Zach Duke, defense, and random variation

On August 28th, the Brewers quickly went to work on Zach Duke in the first inning. On September 8th, the Cubs did the same thing. Neither team hit the ball extremely hard off Duke, outside of a lone Prince Fielder bomb. Such is the life of Zach Duke.

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A fantasy baseball post

I’ve been spending a lot of time over the past few weeks preparing for my upcoming fantasy baseball drafts, the first of which comes on Monday.  I thought I might as well do a post on where I have a lot of Pirates players ranked, plus some of the other players I like for any of you who want some tips from an ex-fantasy baseball expert (well, I’m still an expert, but not a professional one). First, let me tell you...

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Do the Pirates need an ace?

Tyler Kepner of the New York Times had an article looking at the Pittsburgh Pirates, more specifically, the pitching heading in to the 2010 season.  The article included the following quote from Neal Huntington: “On paper, we do like our rotation, with Brad Lincoln coming up behind them,” said General Manager Neal Huntington. “You look at Charlie Morton, and he had one start in Chicago where he gave up 10 runs in one inning....

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