2010 will be the year

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Vicente Padilla for the stretch run?


Pirates are interested in acquiring a Boston reliever for the last 2 weeks of the season...BRILLIANT!


The Aftermath of the Marathon...

The Pirates board their Sunday evening plane bound for San Diego, tired, nursing injuries, and with a serious need for ice packs and not enough time for the trainers to spread between everyone. So,...

2012: Roster Projection at MLB Daily Dish


This is a little old (posted Nov. 1) but I didn't think I saw it on here, and I found it as a good read

Donnie Veal Signs With White Sox


After an injury-plagued stint with the Bucs, former Pirates Rule 5 Draft Pick Donnie Veal signed a minor league contract with the White Sox today. Best of luck to him, and hopefully he returns to the majors soon. Update (by Vlad): Veal has been added to Chicago's 40-man roster.

Hearing RHP Mike Crotta is on release waivers but that, if he clears, will re-sign with #Pirates....


Hearing RHP Mike Crotta is on release waivers but that, if he clears, will re-sign with #Pirates. Complex rules. Bottom line: He's staying.

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John Bowker Clears Waivers


The Buccos will retain Bowker in the organization as he cleared waivers today and accepted an assignment to AAA Indianapolis, via BucsInsider on Twitter



Does anyone know of anywhere I can find a clearly listed depth chart with contracts for all of the players? I am in the midst of creating an Excel document but I have not found any reliable charts...

Fernando Nieve Released


He was granted an unconditional release, according to Colin Dunlap. UPDATE by Charlie: I liked Nieve as a minor-league signing, but I'm also fine with him leaving if the Bucs didn't like what they saw. He struck out more than a batter an inning in a brief sample this Spring, but that doesn't necessarily mean much, since he also allowed more than two hits per inning. Also, the Indianapolis pitching staff will be really crowded.

Joe Beimel Signs With Pirates


From an undisclosed source near Joe's family, I have been informed that the Pirates have agreed in terms to a deal with Beimel on a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. I thought I'd let yinz know. Still waiting for mlbtr to confirm the move. The link is to his stats. UPDATE by Charlie: It sounds like this is confirmed. This is a nice signing for PR reasons (the Bucs sign a Pittsburgh guy right before PirateFest), but it also makes sense for baseball reasons, in that Beimel is a better lefty relief option than any the Pirates already had. This isn't to say he's great - he's posted good ERAs for the last several years, but his peripherals say he hasn't deserved them. But it's nice to have any functional lefty, since Scott Olsen and Tony Watson were the closest to functional the Pirates had before. I'd give Beimel a very good chance of making the team.

Patriots fan... Sore loser


This is a terrible article from the Boston Globe. All he does is says Big Ben sucks, and he's lucky to be surrounded by such superior talent. He says Tom Brady is God, and he references Ben's passer rating about 96573 times, and he never gives Ben any credit for winning tons of games. Ben is a proven winner, and although some people don't like him, you have to respect someone who is the most clutch qb in the NFL, and constantly wins. He also said thatBen's teammates are one of the best supporting casts in the league. (Holmes left last year man) this writer did no research and this article pissed me off

Hanrahan an option for Ray's closer?


Purely speculation on the part of 1040 ESPN Tampa. But if we were to put Hanrahan on the block 1) How much wouldbwe ask for? 2)How much would teams be willing to trade?

A's Sign Iwamura


Looks like Aki Iwamura signed with Oakland to be their temporary replacement at 3rd for Kevin Kouzmanoff

Pat White Signs With Royals


Pat White, former WVU QB is going to play outfield as a Royals minor leaguer.


40 man roster for 2011

Barring any major changes, I was just speculating what the list of players who would be unprotected would look like. My list of players to be considered, and my choices: Starting Pitchers: Paul...


Littlefield vs. Huntington

By request I decided I would compile all of the two GMs transactions in one fanpost tp make it easier to judge the two, and grade the two. We'll start with Littlefield Dave Littlefield (July 13....



In honor of the Pirates clinching their 18th consecutive losing season I decided that I'd make a list of the 18 worst things that either happened to the Pirates or the Pirates did. List of 18 Good...


NH vs. Littlefield

Watching Leo Nunez, a former prospect of the Pirates, mow down the Bucco batters today brought me back to the Dave Littlefield era. That botched trade (Nunez to Kansas City for an ancient Benito...


Andy LaRoche

According to Rob Biertempfel over at the Trib, via Ben Nicholson-Smith at, the St. Louis Cardinals are interested in Pirates IF Andy LaRoche. Their interest is the result of...

Chan Ho Park answers his critics


Park answering reporters early in the year while part of the Yankees bullpen. Funny video


I was wondering...

...what the titles of some of the Pirates' batting music were. There were a few that really stumped me: Jose Tabata, Pedro Alvarez, Ronny Cedeno, and Paul Maholm. If somebody knows the list I'd...


Chris Snyder

Via Ben Nicholson-Smith at Arizona Diamondbacks backup Catcher Chris Snyder is reportedly on his way to Pittsburgh pending the league's approval on the amount of money that...

Carrasco wants to be traded


Pretty much tells Jen Langosch that he wants to be traded to a contender

ESPN Live Trade Deadline Rumors


Buster Olney, Chris Sprow, Jerry Crasnick, and Jason Churchill discuss the rumors and answer fans' questions. Nothing Pirates-related yet, but it is a live feed so it could pop up. Nothing great, I thought some people might want to look at it


I've had it!

Watching Ryan Church strike out at-bat after at-bat is more and more panful. He does not deserve a spot on a major league roster. It's doubtful he even deserves a spot as a starter on a AAA club. B...


Jeff Clement

The Pirates need to call up Jeff Clement by August 1st. In the short time he had in Pittsburgh he displayed solid power. He needs to "get his feet wet in the majors" just like Pedro, Tabata and...


Brad Eldred

Most of you will probably find this pretty irrelevant but I just saw on SportsCenter today that Brad Eldred is alive and well. He is playing for the Colorado Rockies. Last night he actually went...


Pedro's 1st MLB hit!

Pedro Alvarez just mashed an RBI ground rule double over the left field fence. Hopefully now that he has gotten his 1st hit he can now release some of the immense pressure off his young shoulders...


Will tonight be a sell-out?

With the addition of Pedro Alvarez, this team looks a lot more formidable and they might actually hit a homerun every once in a while. With this said I was wondering what my chances of obtaining a...


Whens Pedro coming up?

Wouldn't it be logical for Pedro to come up Tuesday June 15th? I think this would make sense because it would be a home-stand and it seems as though he is ready. I would like to go to his first...

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