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NastyNate82

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Closers

After watching the end of the Pale Hose/Tigers game last night, I got a glance at Jose Valverde's numbers and I began to think about the Bucs off-season plans for Hanrahan. It appears as if...

Jose Abreu and Cuban Baseball

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Very interesting article from Jonah Keri at Grantland on the next big Cuban star. Some video game numbers. He's only 24, two years younger then Cespedes. Might be one of the last areas for the Bucs to exploit a market inefficiency.

Minor League Ball's Top 5 College Players

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Of course its ridiculously early, but this at least gets some of the names out there for some people. They published a top 5 HS players yesterday I believe (I think it had Giolito, Weichel, Correa, Fried, and Trey Williams...surprisingly no Buxton). Either way, the college piece is interesting because he makes it sound like Marrero could fall a bit to the Bucs range, which I wouldn't mind. Have at it.

Another former first round pick for NH to gamble on

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I actually don't think its a bad idea to sign him. If you scroll down to the comments, some people (including myself) posted that this guy could have NH written all over him. Probably wouldn't cost much.

How to biff slotting completely

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Its at the bottom of the article. I guess if you work in a big market, you would have little desire to see what small market teams want or need, so you just make something up.

2012 Draft Profiles

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Some interesting tidbits on some of the top guys for 2012 to look at while we wait patiently for the off-season.

The Worst

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Sorry, I didn't see this anywhere here yet, and I thought it was worth reading because its just...laughably inept in the analysis by the writer, our old friend, Bob Smizik.

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First Round Washouts

Looking at some of the statistics around the league today, I was surprised to see that so little attention had been paid to the year Alex Gordon is having. People are touting Adrian Gonzalez as an...

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Projectability

So, after reading about all different kinds of HS pitchers the Bucs have drafted in the past several years, I had a general question I wanted to ask in regards to the "projectable" pitchers the...

SI Writer Changes Tune on the Buccos

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I posted a fanshot last week where this guy stated the Bucs should be sellers. While thats a minority opinion, one could argue that should be the case for the Bucs. However, this writer (Sheehan) hindered himself by not really researching the Bucs season very well. This time, he does quite a bit better.

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The Future of the Draft

I have some general questions regarding the future of the draft and how this all may come about in the next couple of years since it looks like most of the small-market teams were drafting pretty...

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Buccos System

Alright, since everyone's draft fevers have gone down a degree or two, I thought I'd post what people think about the 2011 draft class so far. Since I don't dig beyond a couple of rounds for the...

The Case For Anthony Rendon

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Very interesting article supporting Rendon. Also an interesting comment by the author stating that the Pirates' front office has a tendency to get in its own way sometimes. Enjoy.

Building the Bucs...50's style

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I love it when Hardball Times does this stuff. Yes, its all done with years of hindsight and things we know now that we didn't know then, but its still fun to look at.

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Pens vs. Rangers

  Just wanted to let you all know I will be attending the Rangers/Pens game tomorrow evening behind enemy lines; this is my first Rangers game I've gone to in person, I am quite excited....

Mr. Pile-On

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God, I'm sick of this man...I read him because I'm from NY and its interesting to read ridiculous hyperbole regarding good and bad days by NY sports teams. Think Steelers type coverage but with every team. Anyway, you can imagine what he says about the Buccos. As an even better move, he takes a run at the brothers Upton. While BJ may have his issues, is there any history with Justin as far as bad attitude/moody behavior? I love the old-man column syndrome...if a young guy has a bad year, its cause he's a jerk.

Draft Stuff

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Interesting stuff here, and I know its 2 months old. Its not a complete list, as the author notes that he hasn't scouted all of the top big names (you'll notice no Purke or Jungmann) at the top of the list. Still lots of guys to look at and follow.

Well this isn't good

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Two comments in this Keith Law chat about Andrew Lambo; neither of them are good. He makes some reference to Lambo and some on-field issues. As I don't have insider, does anyone have any info on this?

How Long till Next Year?

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Interesting piece...I hope he's right, and if we see some improvements from the rest of the everyday lineup, it may be fun to watch a bunch of 11-10 games next year.

Bill Madden at it again

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The Bucs stuff is along the right side of the article. He actually sounds like one of those Yinzers who were always angry with Russell saying he needed to be more fiery. Cause we all know that if you yell at umpires it will help you win more games.

2011 High School Prospects

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Ridiculously early, but we're already talking about this stuff. If you scroll down, he has lists up for catchers, infielders, outfielders and pitchers. Cool stuff.

2010 Bucs Draft Review

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Vlad suggested we put this in a fanshot, so sink your teeth in folks.

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Can't Miss Prospects

The whole Strasburg situation vexes me. To me, you really can't fault the Nats. They took every precaution, followed very "rule" for young pitchers, and they still got burned. It alternately...

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Bucco Bashing

More fun stuff from everyone's favorite New York sportswriter, Bill Madden, claiming that his financial numbers he used concerning the Pirates back in August were, in fact, truthful. His chief ally...

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Conventional Wisdom

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/story/12547223/lincecums-backtoback-cy-youngs-draw-durability-question-not-hof I know this has little if anything to do with the Bucs. But articles like this bother...

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Next Year

As it stands, the Buccos have 5-6 games to "catch" the Nationals for the #1 pick. With roughly two weeks to go, it doesn't seem that this will happen. I would root for the Bucs to catch them , but...

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