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"No, he's not a lazy player. But there are times when the ball is coming down and drops in front of...

"No, he's not a lazy player. But there are times when the ball is coming down and drops in front of him. He wants to catch it, but he didn't get a good first step and he backs off. That's not lazy. That's being unsure of yourself. We just need him to go play, get away from the noise."

Clint Hurdle on Jose Tabata as reported by DK

Just spoke with another #Pirates official here at PNC Park ... There is ZERO question of his...

Just spoke with another #Pirates official here at PNC Park ... There is ZERO question of his readiness. It's about corner outfield and about not having a long pause immediately after he arrives. This person said Marte's performance at the plate right now is "through the roof." Marte has made several starts in left but the one Monday was his first.

Dejan Kovacevic, regarding Starling Marte. I assume Kovacevic meant "his first in right" there at the end. It's pretty surprising to me that the corner outfield thing has anything to do with it, since it's not exactly a secret that the Pirates have a pretty good center fielder. The Bucs could easily have had Marte start playing the corners last year, or this April. Also, my guess is that the move from center to a corner would be trivially easy for a player like Marte.

The Pirates have signed Julio de la Cruz $700,000.

The Pirates have signed Julio de la Cruz $700,000.

Tim Williams. De La Cruz, a third baseman, is pretty likely to be the Pirates' top signing out of Latin America this year. He works with Luis Polonia, whose son Rodney plays for one of the Pirates' DSL teams.

Just spoke with high-ranking #Pirates official, and I can tell you this: It will NOT be long before...

Just spoke with high-ranking #Pirates official, and I can tell you this: It will NOT be long before Starling Marte is in Pittsburgh. "It's time," the official said without specifics. In the same convo, it came about that Jose Tabata had better get his act together immediately or he's headed for the minors. The team is -- and should be -- livid with his lackluster effort. Sounds to me like an easy one-for-one switch.

DK on Twitter

14. Pittsburgh Pirates, 42-36 (297 RS, 291 RA) (last week: 16) In our preseason Pirates preview,...

14. Pittsburgh Pirates, 42-36 (297 RS, 291 RA) (last week: 16) In our preseason Pirates preview, we wrote: IF EVERYTHING BREAKS RIGHT Alvarez and McDonald join McCutchen in posting breakout seasons, the bullpen gets big results from pitchers not named Joel Hanrahan, Bedard stays healthy, Burnett's revitalized, and Neal Huntington pushes his chips in at the deadline following a surprising first three months. If … all of this clicks for the Bucs, we could see a pennant atmosphere by the three rivers for the first time since Kevin Young's heyday. Your move, Mr. Huntington.

Jonah Keri http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8121796/the-al-west-asserts-dominance-rest-league-struggles-keep-up

Anyone still think #Pirates were nuts to trade away INF Drew Sutton, who's been DFA'd by #Rays?

Anyone still think #Pirates were nuts to trade away INF Drew Sutton, who's been DFA'd by #Rays?

Rob Biertempfel. Somehow I missed this yesterday. Really glad we spent all that time arguing about this guy.

There is the Charlie Morton news, and then there is this -- apparently Lacee Collins is no longer...

There is the Charlie Morton news, and then there is this -- apparently Lacee Collins is no longer working at Root Sports.

Colin Dunlap. Keep the comments respectful, please.

Kyle McPherson, Pirates' 2011 minor league pitcher of year, is in Altoona & will be added to Curve...

Kyle McPherson, Pirates' 2011 minor league pitcher of year, is in Altoona & will be added to Curve rotation. Been out all season (shoulder).

Cory Giger

#Pirates sign 2nd-rder Wyatt Mathisen for $746,300. That's full pick value, so no leftovers for...

#Pirates sign 2nd-rder Wyatt Mathisen for $746,300. That's full pick value, so no leftovers for Appel. Texas HS C w/tools & makeup

Jim Callis. We didn't think the Pirates would save any money on Mathisen, and, well, they didn't. Which is fine, of course.

Curve CF Robbie Grossman's suspension hits one week today, but Pirates still not saying anything...

Curve CF Robbie Grossman's suspension hits one week today, but Pirates still not saying anything about what he did.

Cory Giger. Giger has tweeted some things about this, but I'm pretty sure we haven't had a thread about it.
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