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Trogluddite

  • joined Mar 26, 2008
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Fire Don Long?

According to the Pirates website, Don Long was named the Pirates hitting coach in November, 2007.  So, has he helped?  Our key team hitting stats, courtesy of MLB.com, look like this the three...

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Predict the Outcome - Strasburg v. the Pirates – June 8, 2010

  Game on. Let’s get reeeaaaaaadddddddyyyyy to rrrrruuuuuuummmmbbbllleee!!! Bring it. Do you feel lucky, punk? We’ll be back.  Hasta’ la vista, baby. Man it’s tough to get the minimum 75 words. ...

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Who Walks the Plank First?

Neil Walker has been called up. But for an errant throw resulting in a twisted ankle landing Steve Pearce on the DL, we did not have to make a roster move. Coincidence? I think not.  Had Pearce not...

The Answer to Our 1B Problem!!

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Can be found at the link above - it would bring veteran leadership to the team and would satisfy those nattering nabobs of negativity who say we must have proven major leaguers on our roster. This also allows me to work in an observation - MLB Trade Rumors posted their 10 worst off-season moves. The Pirates were not - I say again, not - among that list.

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Phillies v. Pirates Spring Training

If you can't love this, you need to check your azimuth...

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Yinz or You'ns?

Ok, I've got to get this to 75 words to be able to post it and add the poll below, but when the heck did you young 'uns start talking funny with "yinz?" 

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Whither Adam LaRoche?

I was just gonna' ask that and apparently, the answer is Arizona.  According to MLBTR, quoting Dejan, Big Luigi has signed a 1-year deal after turning down a 2-year, 17.5 mil offer from the Giants....

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Bay + Beltran + Citi Field = The Perfect Storm?

I'm sure the UZR crowd will figure this one out much better than me, but....

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Church Needed as Insurance for Moss, who...

The medical aspect of this, combined with the fact that the PBC and the PPG are again trying to suppress this news from you, made me think this was important enough to make a FanPost out of it.  ...

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The Classified Transcript of Dejan’s Interview ...

  ... with Neal Huntington at the winter meetings. This is the key exchange which apparently both the PBC and the Post-Gazette are trying to suppress.  Even if I heard this myself, I wouldn’t...

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Ho, Ho, Yaaarrrghhh!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho (gasp) ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho (gasp) ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho...

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Last Chance to Be Smarter than Dave Littlefield

So, there was some discussion on these and I have one more left, so here it is - you are the GM for the 2003 Pirates.  On the 2002 quiz, most of you wanted to add one FA bat or one big name FA...

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Not to Keep Pushing MLBTR, but

They are a fairly good aggregator of baseball info, IMO. Sort of like the Drudge Report or RealClearPolitics for baseball.  One new series they have, which they are doing in collaboration with...

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Pirates Boring at Winter Meetings

and I'm okay with that.  I'm looking at MLBTradeRumors.com summary of the Winter Meetings and I would argue (if for no other reason than to pass time until spring training) that boring was good for...

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It's 2002. It's Pittsburgh. And You are There...

...as the GM.  You haven't been fired, even though a plurality (41%) of you traded a popular player and almost no one (3%) went out and hired a free agent.  About 1/4 of you untraded Jason Schmidt ...

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What Would You Have Done as GM? (2001 Season)

     As a long-suffering Pirates fan, I have to constantly defend my loyalty to the team – usually, I claim insanity and let it go at that.  I’m currently trapped in New York.  When I point out...

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Let's say we didn't trade Freddy...

...and he had been injured so his option did not vest. Now he can be a free agent. Iwamura is available. The Germans won the war and Spock has grown a beard and I have to get to 75 words so I'm...

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The Deer Invade the Mid-Hudson Valley...

Only to be gunned down like so much venison by a bunch of Renegades (the New York-Penn League affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays). It was a beautiful night up here, so I went to see the Spikes. Nice...

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Charles Schulz must have been a Pirates Fan...

...although last night's game makes this strip a little less on-point for our long sufferin' Buccos. Accordingt to the website, this strip originally ran July 29, 1962. The Pirates, managed by...

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If the 2007 Pirates had only built around....

            Fairly or unfairly, one of the criticisms of the Pirates is that, "they could be contenders if they would have built around Bay, Nady, and other players they traded away." This is often...

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One General Though About Our Recent Trades

I'm not very enthused about the Gorzo/Grabow trade, but in analyzing the pitchers we are getting in return, I try to keep in mind two systemic improvements to the Pittsburgh Ball Club that make me...

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Pencil in Freddy Sanchez at 2B for Giants?

MLB Trade Rumors thinks that Freddy will go next. They mention three names in connection to the trade and I must say that at least one of the names injects some confusement into what we are doing....

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If We Trade with the Twins...

here’s what I found interesting while in a semi-beer induced haze (or is that a beer-induced semi-haze?). All info is from MiLB.com, http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/index.jsp, or links from that...

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We Don't Need Lastings Milledge

  From the time he came up as a heavily hyped rookie with the Mets to his non-productive, now injury-ended year with the Nats, Lasting Milledge's (LM) ego and hype have eclipsed his actual...

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The Problem With Prospects is...

...that they are prospects who might contribute to the team or might go the ways of a rock in a pond, leaving no footsteps to show they were there....Can you name this recently acquired prospect...

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Entirely Unhelpful Doumit News

Evenin' all,   Just got home and read the news on Ryan D. My frau is an OTR/CHT - meaning that she's spent the last 20 years or so helping people rehab from hand injuries and surgeries. While I...

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Semi-live blogging Bucs-Yanks

Got home just as the game started, putting up w/lots of drunk Irish wannabe's who annoyed the computers. Got the game on in time to see Tabata steal third, which Pearce converted to a run w/an...

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A Simple Spring Training Question

Who are these guys and what have they done with the real Pirates? I mean, I would love to see our team ERA right now, particularly if you take out the AA starters who go in to eat up a few...

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Too Early to Claim Title?

What? We won again today, with tight pitching and late clutch hitting? I realize that ST is ST but I don't remember the Bucs doing this well this early last year. I was going to dismiss our good...

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Unexpected benefit of ...

... the trend to longer contracts for younger players might be a reconnection of the fan base in each city to the team, which, by gawd, is actually the same team for a few years instead of a...

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