ALTOONA, Pa. - By the time a significant player has made his way through the Pirates' system to Double-A, you have probably read dozens of articles about said player on this site. For me, who will sometimes get to see these players live in Altoona for the first time, I like to go back and read what Tim, John, and the other writers have said in the past to get a good feel for who I will be covering.

When the Pirates trade for or claim a player, it takes a lot more investigating and research to discover who exactly that player is. That's why writing an article like last week's on Jason Martin can be so enjoyable. The same can be said for Jesus Liranzo, a flame-throwing righty that the Pirates claimed off of waivers and sent to Altoona at the beginning of the season.

Liranzo, one of two...

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