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Marvin Miller, RIP

Marvin Miller, the union leader responsible for bringing free agency to baseball, has died. He was 95.

Paul Alexander Suspected of DUI

I didn't think he could be any more unlikeable than he already was. Then he proved me wrong.

Rosenthal: Teams Doubt Marte

"Scouts and executives from multiple clubs continue to express doubt about the ability of Pirates Triple-A outfielder Starling Marte to become a star. Marte, who turns 24 on Oct. 9, generally draws raves for his defense, but one scout describes him as a "tweener" with shaky instincts in center field and not enough power for left. The scout also says that Marte struggles with good fastballs and too frequently is caught stealing; Marte has succeeded in only 18 of 30 attempts, or 60 percent. Marte has improved his walk rate this season and still has time of develop. But at this point, it seems unlikely that he could be the centerpiece of a trade for a player such as Diamondbacks right fielder Justin Upton."

MLB might eliminate 'fake to third throw to first' play

This is the first I'd heard that the rule was under review. Apparently, the owners want to get rid of it but the players union wants more time. Whenever I see this play, I can't help but remember Jason Bay getting fooled on a fake to third throw to first play. It was the year where he almost set the record for most stolen bases in a year without getting caught. At the time, he already had the record in hand and just needed to get through the last few games

Igarashi Cut; Fox and Evans Next?

Couple items from Beertemple's twitter feed: Looks like #Pirates are making some cuts today. Nick Evans, Jake Fox have been in manager's office. #Pirates also have cut Igarashi.

1909 Honus Wagner Card Up for Auction

Should fetch between $1M and $1.5M. I'm not a collector, but I'm sure some of the regulars on here are into this sort of thing so I thought I'd pass the link along. From what I understand, the reason Wagner's cards are so rare is because back then they came in tobacco rather than bubble gum. Wagner didn't chew so he asked them to stop including his card

#Pirates reassign RHP Daniel Cabrera, RHP Tim Wood, 1B Jeff Clement, OF Brandon Boggs to...

#Pirates reassign RHP Daniel Cabrera, RHP Tim Wood, 1B Jeff Clement, OF Brandon Boggs to minor-league camp. Roster at 39.

Dejan Kovacevic on Twitter
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Pirates Cut Chase D'Arnaud, Anderson Hernandez, Eight Others

There's been some discussion the last few days about the Pirates roster getting a bit unwieldy because they still had everyone not named Gerrit Cole in camp. Well we finally have a new round of...

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New Info on FAN's Pirate postgame

Bob Smizik has some new info on the FAN's plans for Pirate broadcasts this season. He says they will not be bringing in Rocco DeMaro. Instead, post-game duties are likely to be handled by Dan...

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