Tag: Greg Picart

Pirates Release Three Minor Leaguers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released three minor league players, according to Baseball America’s latest transactions update. The three players were right-hander Eliecer Cardenas, infielder Greg Picart, and outfielder Anthony Norman. The most notable was Cardenas. He was acquired as the player to be named later in the Matt Diaz trade last year. He put up […]
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A.J. Burnett Crumples In Indy

  Toledo Mud Hens  9,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Rehabbing starter AJ Burnett made his much-anticipated start for the Indianapolis Indians this evening, but it was not all that the Pirates had hoped it would be.   The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indians at Victory Field, giving the teams a split of this 4-game […]
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Winter Leagues 12/27 — Valdez Pitches Well But Gets...

Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates’ players and friends getting in on the fun.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Cardenales del Lara  4,  Tigres de Aragua  2 Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings.  Sanchez entered the game immediately after […]
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Greg Picart and the Value of Organizational Players

We spend a lot of time talking about the top young prospects in the organization, and for good reason. The main purpose of a farm system is to produce talent for the big league team. Minor signings don’t usually get a lot of attention due to the fact that they probably won’t yield help in […]
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Pirates Promote Three to Indianapolis

A ton of transactions taking place on Memorial Day.  Last night we heard that Ryan Doumit and Steve Pearce are likely to go on the disabled list today.  Josh Harrison is getting the call to the majors, as I mentioned last night, and Dusty Brown is expected to be the other player promoted, to replace […]
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Chase d’Arnaud to the AAA DL

Chase d’Arnaud has been placed on the Indianapolis Indians disabled list, according to Scott McCauley.  No word yet on d’Arnaud’s injury, or how long he will be out, although this comes right in the middle of a hot streak.  D’Arnaud is currently hitting for a .329/.357/.456 line in 79 at-bats in the month of May, […]
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2011 Bradenton Marauders Preview: The Infield

We’ve covered the Altoona and Indianapolis infields so far.  The lower levels are where things start getting tricky for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The Pirates have focused heavily on the draft the past few seasons.  Because they are adding new players every year, they run in to a potential problem at the lower levels.  If a […]
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Jackson, Moss Declare FA, Jakubauskas Released

Earlier today the list of minor league free agents came out, with 19 players from the Pirates’ organization electing minor league free agency.  Baseball America also has their transactions report from the last week, with a few more updates. Two moves that have been speculated are official: Steven Jackson and Brandon Moss have declared free […]
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