Archive for March, 2011

Jones, Doumit to Start Against Chicago

Last season, Garrett Jones enjoyed a terrific season, including a team-high 21 home runs (his second straight season with 21 home runs). On the contrary, Ryan Doumit struggled throughout the season, finishing with a .251 average and just 45 RBI’s. Despite their two contrasting seasons in 2010, both Jones and Doumit did not know whether […]

Inside Look at Commerative Patch Honoring Chuck Tanner

  The Pittsburgh Pirates will be wearing the ‘7’ patch for the entire season in honor of Chuck Tanner, who died at the age of 82 in February. Tanner managed the Pirates from 1977 to 1985 and led the ’79 Pirates to a World Series title.

Pirates Reach Deal With RP Tim Wood

Right-handed reliever Tim Wood and the Pittsburgh Pirates have reached an agreement just a day before Opening Day. The contract is reportedly a major league deal, according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Wood,28, has battled injury problems throughout his career, but he finally made his major league debut with the Florida Marlins in […]

Morton Impresses in Last Spring Outing

A common problem that occurs over the final course of Spring Training is the unrealistic expectations placed on teams and individuals who quite frankly cannot live up to what the experts are saying. But from what I’ve seen (and I don’t seem to be the only one who’s noticed), pitcher Charlie Morton is shaping up […]

Pirates Split On-Deck Series With Phillies

  In their final tune-up before Opening Day, the Pittsburgh Pirates headed to Philadelphia for a two-game series against the defending NL East champions, the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies won the first game 8-5, but then the Pirates came back on Wednesday and took the second game by a score of 4-1. Read more about […]

Pirates Deal Negrych to Florida

A few days before the season begins and the Pirates are still adjusting their rosters; that is, there minor league rosters. In a very minor move, the Pirates sent infielder Jim Negrych to the Florida Marlins in exchange for catcher Carlos Paulino. According to the Altoona Mirror, Negrych refused to be sent back down to […]

Pirates Send Leroux to AAA Indianpolis

The Pirates have announced their decision to option right-handed reliever Chris Leroux to Triple-A¬†Indianapolis. The reason to send Leroux, who reached the majors back in 2009 with the Florida Marlins, back to the minors is based on the fact that the club needed a left-handed reliever in the bullpen, which opened up a spot for […]

Hardball Talk on Pirates: “Is there light at the end of the tunnel”

NBC’s Hardball Talk recently covered the Pittsburgh Pirates in their latest, “Springtime Storylines”, segment which features all 30 teams and the biggest story surrounding them heading into the 2011 season. For the Pirates, who finished dead last in 2010, the all-important storyline for them heading into the upcoming season is quite simple, according to Hardball […]