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2009 Big-League Losses: Not a Good Way to Judge Rebuilding Efforts

I thought this bit from Dejan Kovacevic was interesting: As noted in my Sunday piece, half of the 26 players acquired in Neal Huntington's many recent trades are on the current major league...

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Celebrate the 35th anniversary of the 1979 Pirates

The 1979 Pirates made all people in Pittsburgh feel like one, big Happy Fam-i-ly on their run to a World Series title. Willie "Pops" Stargell introduced the team to the song "We are Family" and it became a fight song that led the never-say-die team to repeat as World Series Champs.

Adam LaRoche Traded Again

...Back to the Braves, for first baseman Casey Kotchman. I would have rather the Pirates got Kotchman for LaRoche than what they actually did get, but I'm also not sure I'm overly concerned about...

John Grabow, Tom Gorzelanny Traded to Cubs

For pitchers Jose Ascanio and Kevin Hart and third baseman Josh Harrison. Harrison is a small guy who just turned 22 and has shown a bit of hitting ability in Class A, while Hart can start or...

ESPN: Cubs "Finalizing" Deal for John Grabow

ESPN Chicago: The Chicago Cubs are in the process of finalizing a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed reliever John Grabow, a source close to the situation told ESPNChicago.com. The Cubs...

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Grabow Soon to Go?

According to SI, the Pirates and the Cubs are in deep discussions regarding John Grabow and "another pitcher may also go to chicago." http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman I gotta think that would be T...

More Thoughts on Tim Alderson

Pirates excited about landing Cedeno | pirates.com: NewsJenifer Langosch reports that Delwyn Young could get the bulk of the playing time at second base down the stretch. I'm not a huge Young fan,...

Pirates Trade Freddy Sanchez to Giants for Tim Alderson

The Post-Gazette reports that the Bucs have traded Freddy Sanchez to the Giants for pitching prospect Tim Alderson. The Bucs won't send any cash to the Giants in this deal. Alderson, 20, is a...

Jack Wilson, Ian Snell Traded to Mariners

The Pirates get C/1B Jeff Clement, SS Ronny Cedeno, and pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock. The Mariners also get cash in the deal. Cedeno isn't great, but he's a reasonable...

Gammons: LaRoche Deal was a Salary Dump

It's an ESPN insider-only article. Basically, Peter Gammons reports that the Pirates had a deal in place with another team (perhaps the Giants?) offering a better package of prospects for Adam...

Pirates Deal Adam LaRoche to Red Sox

For shortstop prospect Argenis Diaz and pitching prospect Hunter Strickland.  I didn't expect the Pirates would get much for LaRoche, but the return here disappoints me a little. Diaz is supposed...

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