Paul Maholm Strikes Out Billy Crystal


More proof that Spring stats don't matter, I guess. Crystal did manage to work a 3-1 count before waving at the next two pitches. Maholm must have been sweating those. By striking Crystal out, he...

Pirates to Pitch to Billy Crystal Today


I'm against Billy Crystal suiting up for the Yankees today, but not for the reasons you might think.I'm all for bizarre events and weird promotional stunts, as long as they happen infrequently...

Link Roundup, 3/12/08: Hardball Times Preview


-P- My preview of the 2008 Pirates is up at Hardball Times.-P- Dtoddwin points me in the direction of a really nice write-up of Neil Walker at Baseball Prospectus (subscription required). The gist...

2008 NL Central Preview: Milwaukee Brewers


2007 W-L: 83-79 Pythagorean W-L: 83-79 IN C Jason Kendall, CF Mike Cameron, OF Gabe Kapler, RP Eric Gagne, RP David Riske, RP Salomon Torres, RP Guillermo Mota, RP Randy Choate OUT C Johnny...

Pirates Cut 12, Make Steve Pearce an Outfielder


The following players have been sent to minor league camp:Olivo Astacio, RP Jimmy Barthmaier, SP Ronald Belisario, P Adam Bernero, P Jesse Chavez, RP Dave Davidson, RP Yoslan Herrera, SP Daniel...

Leyland's Tigers Have Too Many Good Players


My head hurts: Leyland thinks Cabrera and Willis will settle in nicely on a team loaded with talent. "Over here, Dontrelle doesn't have to be the guy," Leyland said. "He can just tag along with the...

Cuddyer, Twins Top Bucs 8-4


Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-3 as the Twins beat the Bucs, 8-4. Matt Morris, Paul Maholm and Jaret Wright were all knocked around.Incidentally, is hilariously trying to spin Maholm's...

Zach Duke Delivers Against Jays


Well, this is the best news I've heard so far this Spring. [Pitching coach Jeff] Andrews' message to Duke has been consistent all spring ... More oomph. More zip. More purpose to the pitches. Y...

Pirates Cut Josh Sharpless, Carlos Maldonado


The Pirates have sent pitcher Josh Sharpless and catcher Carlos Maldonado to minor league camp. All this really means is that Maldonado won't be the Pirates' backup catcher.It's got to be...

Sean Burnett to Try the Bullpen


The Pirates have informed Sean Burnett that he'll be competing for a bullpen job. I don't think Burnett's especially likely to do anything interesting out of the bullpen, but I see no harm in...

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