Tag: John Bowker

Winter Meetings Notebook: Platoons

The lone move the Pittsburgh Pirates made on day two was the signing of outfielder Matt Diaz.  The Pirates were reported to have interest...

2010 Pittsburgh Pirates Winter Meetings Preview

The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kick off tomorrow, and run through Thursday afternoon, finishing off with the 2010 Rule 5 draft.  Leading up to...

Steve Pearce Granted Fourth Option Year

Rob Biertempfel reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have been granted a fourth option year for Steve Pearce, after the first baseman/right fielder spent most...

2011 ZiPS projections

I’m a few days late on this, but Dan Szymborski released the 2011 ZiPS projections for Pirates players on Sunday. There is nothing all that earth-shattering in the projections, but there are some certainly a few interesting things to note.

Q&A: The Off-Season Roster Decisions

In the last few weeks I've talked about the positional recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 2010 season, leading to my evaluation of...

2010 Position Recap: First Base

Yesterday I went over the right field situation, noting that the circumstances didn't change during the 2010 season.  The Pirates started the season with...

Pirates Recall Joe Martinez

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled right handed pitcher Joe Martinez from Indianapolis.  Martinez was acquired by the Pirates from the San Francisco Giants on...

Candidates To Be Removed From 40-Man Roster

This off-season the Pirates will probably face a much tougher set of roster decisions than they have in years.  Several factors are coming together...

Bucs deal Lopez to Giants, Dotel to Dodgers

The Pirates traded reliever Javier Lopez to the Giants today for first baseman John Bowker and right-handed pitcher Joe Martinez. Both players will be assigned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Bucs also dealt closer Octavio Dotel to the Dodgers for right-handed pitcher James McDonald and outfield prospect Andrew Lambo. The Pirates are paying Los Angeles $500,000. McDonald will join the major league team and Lambo will head to Double-A Altoona.
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