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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...

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 have...

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 solid...

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...

Is it Time to Bring Ian Snell Back?


Following up on Vlad's fanpost yesterday: Ian Snell pitched six innings yesterday for Indianapolis, striking out nine, walking four and allowing one run. To date, he's racked up 43 strikeouts in...

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