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Starling Marte should debut with the Pirates at some point in 2012
In the past couple of weeks, the hot rumor in circulation is that the Atlanta Braves are going heavy after Adam Jones of the Baltimore Orioles. The rumored deal involves Jair Juirrens and Martin Prado from the Braves for Jones of the Orioles. The holdup in the deal discussions has been what level of pitching prospect the Braves would additionally provide. There are some folks in the Braves’ fanbase and members of the national media that have wondered what all the fuss is about for Adam Jones, he of the lifetime .319 on-base percentage and sometimes questionable defensive ability.
Adam Jones was once a hot property of the Seattle Mariners and actually debuted with them in 2006 in his 20-year old season. In February 2008, Jones was the centerpiece of the deal that sent he and 4 additional players to the Orioles in exchange for Erik Bedard. It was seen as quite the coup for the Orioles at the time. Since 2008, Jon...
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So the Steelers played this football game tonight, and it kind of had a lame ending if you're a Steeler fan. Maybe you heard about it. If you know anything about the internet, you know that it more or less caught on fire like a fetid pile of gabage in the immediate aftermath, with two sides being drawn: pro-Tebow and anti-Tebow. You probably know how it unfolded from there. Some...
For the last three drafts, the Pirates have focused heavily on pitching, mostly of the high school variety. Combined with a number of trades that brought in pitching prospects, they now have a great deal of pitching depth throughout their farm system. The prospects who project as front-of-the-rotation starters are largely below AA, while the upper levels have a number of pitchers...
Former Pirates lefty tweets he's looking forward to Cubs ConventionPaul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
Free agent pitcher Paul Maholm took to his twitter account this evening and announced that he had signed with the Chicago Cubs. “I hope to get to continue some things when I visit during the year and start some great things as I start my Cubs career,” Maholm said on his twitter account.
This past season, Maholm posted an ugly 6-14 record but had a 3.66 era in 162 1/3 innings...
The Orioles announced that they have signed LHP Wei-Yin Chen to a three year contract.
Free Agent right-handed reliever Aaron Heilman signed a Minor League deal with Seattle on Tuesday and will get a shot in Spring Training as a non-roster invitee.
The former Met Heilman was initially shipped to Seattle in the three team, 12 player trade that landed the Mets J.J. Putz before the 2009 season.
Heilman, 33, has been one of baseball’s most durable bullpen men over...
Paul Maholm, the Pirates' first-round draft pick in 2003, confirmed via twitter that he would be joining the Chicago Cubs.
I had planned on running some baseball trivia today following the morning news, but things change. Jeremiah is MIA this morning and the Cubs made a move. As a result, here is the release on said move to add Paul Maholm.
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The Orioles will hold an orientation for approximately a dozen players in the days leading up to the organization's annual FanFest.
The Orioles named Ray Poitevint as Executive Director, International Baseball.