Monthly Archives: January 2012

Does a Big Free Agent Make Sense For the Pirates?

The 2011-2012 off-season has been somewhat amusing. At the start of the off-season, the big focus was on the options of Paul Maholm, Ryan...

Early Look at the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Payroll

Last week I took an early look at the 2013 payroll, and followed that up with an early look at the 2014 payroll. The...

Tony Sanchez Broke Jaw Over Off-Season

Rob Biertempfel of the Trib is reporting that Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Tony Sanchez broke his jaw over the off-season in a bar room...

This Date in Pirates History: January 31

On this date in 1974 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded shortstop Jackie Hernandez to the Philadelphia Phillies for catcher Mike Ryan. Hernandez had joined the...

Winter League Playoffs 1/30 — Escogido Wins Dominican Championship

The Dominican League is the last to wrap up their Championship series.  They and the winners from the other three Caribbean leagues will begin...

Two Day Sale on the Digital Prospect Guide

If you haven't purchased your copy of the 2012 Prospect Guide, I just received a new coupon code from the publisher for you to...

When Is The Best Time To Grade A Draft?

It's no secret that the bulk of the rebuilding process by the Pittsburgh Pirates has been primarily focused on the MLB draft. The Pirates...

This Date in Pirates History: January 30

On this date in 1959 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitcher Whammy Douglass, outfielders Jim Pendleton and John Powers and third baseman Frank Thomas to...

Winter League Playoffs 1/29 — Gimenez Leads Aragua To Caribbean Series

The Winter Leagues continue to wrap things up....   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tigres de Aragua  3,  Tiburones de La Guaira  1 1B Hector Gimenez had another big day, going...

Pittsburgh Pirates One Game Wonders

In the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise, since they first set foot on the field of Bank Street Grounds in Cincinnati to play...
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