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Today's POTD looks at the series finale between the Blue Jays and the surprising Pittsburgh Pirates at the Dome.
Yunel Escobar slides into third after an Eric Thames single in the bottom of the first inning. The Jays were trailing 1-0 on an RBI groundout by Andrew McCutchen that scored a leadoff triple by Alex Presley.Jose Bautista cannot keep one fair down the left field line. He would later hit into a fielder's choice at first base that resulted in Escobar being thrown out at the plate.Josh Harrison, who doubled to lead off the fifth against Jays starter Brett Cecil, runs back to third to tag up on an Alex Presley fly ball to left field.Harrison crosses the plate to give the Bucs a 2-0 lead.J.P. Arencibia gets ready to round third after clubbing his 12th homer of the season to left field put the Jays on the board in the bottom of the fifth.One out later, Yunel Escobar crosses home plate after belting a solo shot to left. Escobar points to the sky after his 9th homer of t...
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Dejan Kovacevic has a small update on the off-season plans for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He mentions that there’s money to spend, and that he hears the top priority is a starting pitcher. Last week I pointed out that the Pirates have $7-10 M to spend. I also mentioned that the Pirates need another starting pitcher, due to the injury concerns that surround Erik Bedard, plus the general...
Last week at Piratefest, Pirates Prospects was part of a backstage Q&A with Frank Coonelly. One of the questions we asked him was if local TV contracts were the next frontier for revenues, judging by the recent TV deals signed by the Angels and Rangers. The video is courtesy of Tom Smith from Rumbunter:
Coonelly’s answer was that revenue sharing was implemented originally...
Hope everyone had a great holiday weekend… Monday brought a quiet night in winter league action. The Dominican League is done with the regular season and awaiting playoffs. The Puerto Rican League is still on holiday break, as is the Australian League. Rogelio Noris continues to get only sporadic playing time with Mazatlan in the Mexican Pacific League. The Venezuelan League...
Derrek Lee is one of the first base options who are waiting on Prince Fielder to sign.
Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports took a look at five off-season stories that will carry over in to the 2012 calendar year. The first two on his list were the first base market, focusing on Prince Fielder, then the players on the market after Fielder.
Fielder is definitely holding the market up...
On this date in 1953 the Pittsburgh Pirates traded young infielder Danny O’Connell to the Milwaukee Braves in exchange for six players and $100,000 cash. Danny had a strong season for the Pirates in 1953 hitting .294 with 57 walks and 88 runs scored. He was 26 at the time of the trade and had played just one prior season in the majors(1950) due to serving two years in the military...
Born on this date in 1952 was infielder Craig Reynolds who played for the 1975-76 Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a first round draft pick of the Pirates in 1971, the 22nd overall pick. He hit .318 that first season the Gulf Coast League but struggled the following year in A-ball playing just 41 games, hitting .240 with no homers. Just one year later he earned a late season promotion...
The latest on the Pirates...
The Pirates still have money to spend and their top priority is a starting pitcher, writes Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. About three weeks ago, the Pirates signed Erik Bedard and released Ross Ohlendorf. Paul Maholm, who made 26 starts for the Bucs this year, is expected to sign elsewhere. The list of unsigned free agent...
Just the Venezuelan and Puerto Rican Leagues in action on Tuesday night, with a few Pirates’ players and friends getting in on the fun.
Cardenales del Lara 4, Tigres de Aragua 2
Former Pirate Romulo Sanchez earned the win for Los Cardenales, throwing 2.2 scoreless innings. Sanchez entered the game immediately after Los Tigres scored their 2 runs in...
Today's POTD looks at a happier end result for the Blue Jays.
Pirates lefty Paul Maholm follows through on a pitch.Chase d'Arnaud, brother of Jays catching prospect Travis, drops the bat as he gets to first on an infield single to third off Brandon Morrow.Adam Lind awaits the throw from Morrow as d'Arnaud dives back to first.The Pirates took a 1-0 lead in the fifth after...