Tag: Andy LaRoche

This Date in Pirates History: September 13

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including two that were traded for Jason Schmidt. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a tough loss for the 1970 Cubs. Andy LaRoche (1983) Third baseman for the 2008-10 Pirates. He was originally signed in 2003 by the Dodgers, after they […]
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A Recent History of the 82nd Win -1980

Though there were excellent signs of improvement in 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates are not close to contention. Next year, though, we might reasonably expect them to return to mediocrity. That’s right: I’m expecting 82 wins next year. The Pirates inability to even achieve mediocrity has been well documented. The current streak of futility is record […]
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Oakland Signs Andy LaRoche

Andy LaRoche has found a new home, signing a minor league deal today with the Oakland Athletics.  LaRoche will receive an invite to Spring Training.  The addition for Oakland isn’t a surprise.  A year ago we heard rumors that Oakland tried to trade for LaRoche, only for the Pirates to ask for pitcher Gio Gonzalez […]
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Non-Tender Deadline Preview

The non-tender deadline is tonight, Thursday night, at midnight.  Teams must decide whether to tender their arbitration eligible players contracts, or non-tender them and allow them to become free agents.  This can lead to some potential trades, as one team’s non-tender candidate can be another team’s treasure.  The Pirates shouldn’t have any big surprises with […]
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Daily Recap: De La Rosa to Colorado

The big news from today is that Jorge De La Rosa is close to a three year deal with the Colorado Rockies.  We heard earlier today that the left hander could decide sooner, rather than later, although Colorado wasn’t willing to go more than three years, which seemed to set them at a disadvantage.  However, […]
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LaRoche and Young Elect Free Agency

Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young have both elected free agency, after both players were designated for assignment last Friday.  Both players had more than three years of service time, giving them the right to decline their outright assignment to the minors. LaRoche arrived in Pittsburgh as the center piece in the Jason Bay trade.  In […]
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Losing Duke, LaRoche and Young

In a somewhat surprising move, the Pirates designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young for assignment on Friday to make room on the 40-man roster. It was not surprising that those players were let go, bit I figured the front office would hang on to them until the non-tender deadline in an attempt to make a trade.
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With Duke Cut Free, MLB Should Consider Fixing Arbitration

With the news that the Pirates have designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche and Delwyn Young for assignment, I'm reminded of a long-since-gone article I penned at the old MVN site when the Pirates released Josh Fogg rather than re-sign him.
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Pirates Add Five, DFA Duke, LaRoche, Delwyn

The Pittsburgh Pirates have added five players to the 40-man roster to protect them from the upcoming Rule 5 draft, and designated Zach Duke, Andy LaRoche, and Delwyn Young for assignment.  The five players added were Jeff Locke, Daniel Moskos, Tony Watson, Kyle McPherson, and as reported here earlier, Michael Crotta. The moves to clear […]
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Pirates Winter League Recap: 11/7-11/13

The Mesa Solar Sox went 1-4 this week, and currently sit 13-14.  Here is how the Pirates prospects fared this week: -Andrew Lambo played in four games this week, going 4-for-14 (.286) with a homer (4).  Lambo is now hitting for a .304/.354/.511 line on the season. -Tony Sanchez played in four games, going 4-for-15 […]
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