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Who are good sell-high trade candidates?

Instead of discussing the myriad of players the Pirates should be targeting in trades (Matt Garza!  Gavin Floyd!  Billy Butler!), I want to discuss what players the Pirates should consider...

Gammons: the Bucs are "offering big", according to an agent


Peter Gammons tweets that an agent told him the Bucs are "offering big" and that the Angels, Mets, and Angels could be "left behind".


If the Pirates don't increase payroll to $50 M

I have read from several sources that the Pirates have the ability and desire to increase payroll to around the $50 M mark for 2011.  Of course Neal Huntington astutely commented that they won't...


Is Rudy Owens Zach Duke or Cliff Lee?

Rudy Owens is coming off of a great season in Altoona, throwing 150 innings with a 2.46 ERA, 7.9 K/9, and, perhaps his most impressive #, 1.4 BB/9.  As we know this season was a pleasant surprise...


Should any legit Pirates prospect ever make the team out of Spring Training?

Over the next 5 years or so, do you think any top Pirates prospect who figures to be an important player in the resurrection of the franchise will make the team out of Spring training?  Or because...


Will any home-grown star every retire a Pirate?

In the next ten years, do you see the Pirates ever having the ability to sign a player that came up through the Minor League system and plays at an All-Star level to multiple contract extensions...


Free agency money

Can anyone estimate the amount of money the Pirates plan on spending in free agency next season?  This is probably a topic that has been discussed already, but I have not read of an estimate of...


Why I don't want Anthony Rendon

Anthony Rendon, the third baseman for Rice who has drawn comparisons to Evan Longoria, would be a phenomenal addition to the Pirates organization.  Not unlike Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper...


Cutch Batting Leadoff

Given our current group of players, do you like Cutch batting leadoff?  I am not familiar with any sabermetric equations than may exist that would show that Cutch should be batting first, second,...


Neil Walker: why is he raking?

Neil Walker's career minor league line is .273/.322/.441.  His AAA line this year was .321/.392/.560, and he has carried that success over to Pittsburgh so far.   I know Walker isn't THIS good.  I...


Pedro Alvarez's First 162 Professional Games

I noticed on Baseball Reference that Pedro has 162 minor league games played so far in the professional career.  While Pedro likely won't be playing every single game in a season, his numbers are...


Where will the Bucs spend their money?

I am looking at the BuccoFans roster that includes salaries.  The Bucs have $14 million tied up in Iwamura, Duke, and Maholm, and all of them will likely be gone by the trade deadline in 2011. ...


June 1st = Tabata?

The thread about when to call Pedro up stimulated some very good discussion, so I thought I would make a thread devoted to Tabata.  After heating up in Indy, Jose has an impressive .355/.427/.473...


Time to sign McCutchen to a big contract?

I am too tired to write a lengthy post, but I would love to see the Bucs sign McCutchen through his first year or two of free agency.  I hope it happens by Opening Day 2011 at the latest.  I think...


Is Tabata already better than Milledge?

What happens in June if Milledge is still producing at a very poor offensive level (currently .228/.274/.291) or only slightly better, and Tabata continues to produce near his .296/.367/.420...


When will the Pirates will sign a big name free agent?

While I am very excited for Alvarez, Tabata, and D'Arnaud to get to the big leagues, and to see how our A+ prospects pan out, our team is going to have to add some free agents - probably a pitcher...

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