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Pedro in the HR Derby!


Pedro replaces a slightly injured Carlos Gonzalez and will participate in the Derby after all.

Deadspin Sings Andrew McCutchen's Praises


And we all know he deserves them. It's a lot of fun to see all these national sports outlets picking up on what an unbelievable season Cutch is having. Finally, some time in the spotlight for the Bucs and their star player, the best hitter in the NL.

What's wrong with Presley?


Or what has he done to get in Hurdle's doghouse? He's out of the starting lineup again tonight, the 4th time in the last 5 games. Anyone know why?

ESPN's Photoshop department gets the job done.


ESPN's Photoshop department gets the job done.


Presley, d'Arnaud to rejoin team Thursday in St. Louis

Sanserino just posted the news to the PBC blog (reprinted here for those of you who don't pay for PG+): INDIANAPOLIS – Pirates outfielder Alex Presley and infielder Chase d’Arnaud are being...

Joe Beimel DFA'd


And Ross Ohlendorf officially recalled to start tonight's game. I have no qualms with this. Beimel was mediocre at best. UPDATE by Charlie: Even at best, "mediocre" is pretty generous. He pitched short stints because he was supposed to be pitching mostly against lefties, and yet he allowed a .798 OPS against them. Against righties, he allowed a 1.027 OPS. That's pretty awful for a guy who's only pitching two-thirds of an inning per outing.

MLB/MiLB deals


So, can someone explain to me the difference, practically speaking, between signing a draft pick to a major-league deal vs. a minor-league deal? Should I be excited that we gave our #1 draft pick 8 million bucks for a minor-league contract?


On Pedro Bashing

Reading Bill Brink's chat from today, I thought this might be the most relevant Q+A of the whole session: Chris: Imagine the Internet existing in the 1960s and a young Willie Stargell being...

Phil Dumatrait returns


The Twins are desperate for bullpen arms, so they called up our old pal Phil Dumatrait... He's apparently having a good year in AAA, but in his first appearance tonight he walked 2 batters and allowed an earned run over 1.1 innings.

Postponed Game Rescheduled as August 22 Doubleheader


It's gonna be a late night - the first game starts at 5:05pm. This also means that the Bucs will play 14 games in a 13-day stretch starting August 19. Whew.

HardballTalk, on Sunday's win


Thought you guys would appreciate this... a gem from Craig Calcaterra on NBCSports baseball blog, HardballTalk (excellent website, by the way, if you've never checked it out before), in his Sunday recap. Made me smile: "That’s some sharp damn baseball right there, kids. When you’re the Pirates you got nothin’ to lose. Send the runner all season, Leyva. It won’t always work, but it will always be exciting."

Pirates Sign Tim Wood


A righty from the Marlins system. Anyone know anything about this guy?

Nyjer Morgan Goes Nuts


Are you kidding me? Every day I grow more and more glad that the Pirates got rid of this guy. UPDATE by Charlie: There's also a fanpost on this here.

Lincoln to AAA, Donnelly DFA'ed


According to the official Pittsburgh Pirates twitter account, @BucsInsider.

Lastings Milledge is your everyday right fielder!


DK broke the news this morning that JR has finally dissolved the RF platoon... NO MORE RYAN CHURCH (in the starting lineup)!!!!!

The Blue Jays DFA Ronald Uviedo


In a trade today with the Braves, the Blue Jays acquired Yunel Escobar and Jo-Jo Reyes and sent Alex Gonzalez and two minor leaguers to Atlanta. In the process, they designated Uviedo for assignment to make room on their 40-man. Can we have him back now, guys?


Cutch and Neil are All-Stars!

How bout that? Some positive press for two of my favorite Pirates! Scott Miller on CBSSports.com compiled a 25-and-under All-Star team and tagged Neil Walker as the best young 2B in the NL! He also...


Ryan Church AGAIN?!

Are you freaking kidding me? Lastings Milledge goes 2-3 with a walk and an RBI last night to raise his average to .266 (which isn't great, but it's not terrible, either). He has 12 hits in his last...


Game Thread: White Sox-Pirates 6/15/10

Lincoln and Tabata make their home debuts tonight. Pirates: 1. Jose Tabata, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, 1B 5. Ryan Doumit, C 6. Ryan Church, RF 7. Andy LaRoche,...

Burres optioned, Argenis Diaz up


Apparently the Pirates called up SS Argenis Diaz and sent Brian Burres back to Indy. I don't know much about Diaz, but last I checked he wasn't doing anything special in AAA. And I thought Burres pitched reasonably well, and we need bullpen options.... What am I missing here?


Geno, Gonch will play for Team Russia

Evgeni Malkin and Sergei Gonchar are the two Pens who have been named to Team Russia, which looks like it's the team to beat in Vancouver this winter...

BA names Pedro Alvarez 7th overall prospect!


John Manuel, writer for Baseball America, lists Pedro Alvarez as his #7 prospect in baseball, drawing comparisons to one Jim Thome.

Jesse Chavez to Braves?


A friend of mine over at Talking Chop has been following Braves trade rumors and caught this tweet from Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com. Looks like departed reliever Jesse Chavez won't be seeing any time in Tampa; instead he's headed to Atlanta.


Is it worthwhile to sac bunt?

Hey fellow Bucs fans: For a project in our statistics class, a friend of mine (who is a member at Talking Chop) and I decided to determine if laying down a sacrifice bunt really increased your...


Hinske traded to Yankees for 2 prospects

The Pirates just sent utilityman Eric Hinske to the Yankees for 2 prospects currently at single-A level. They are: OF/C Eric Fryer of the Tampa Yankees and RHP Casey Erickson of the Charleston...

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