Found December 16, 2011 on Pirates Prospects:
According to Dejan Kovacevic, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in talks with free agent left handed pitcher Jo-Jo Reyes. Kovacevic notes that the deal would be a minor league deal if it happens. Reyes was recently non-tendered by the Baltimore Orioles. He turned 27 in November, and has pitched 334.2 innings in the majors. In his career he has a 6.05 ERA, along with a 5.8 K/9, a 3.9 BB/9, and a 1.5 HR/9 ratio. That includes 140.2 innings between Toronto and Baltimore in 2011 where he put up a 5.57 ERA. As a minor league free agent, Reyes wouldn’t be a bad flier. He was once a highly regarded pitching prospect out of the Atlanta farm system, but has never put it together in the majors. He has a career .736 OPS in the majors against left handers, compared to a .918 against right handers. He’s still young enough that he could turn things around, although the odds of that happening are very slim. On a minor league deal it wouldn’t be a bad risk to take.

PirateFest Interviews: Clint Barmes, Chris Resop, Frank Coonelly, Neal Huntington

I was invited to PirateFest last night (along with Kevin and Matt from Pirates Prospects, Charlie and Vlad from Bucs Dugout,  Tom from RumBunter, and Jon from The “Mc” Effect) for a private interview session with Clint Barmes, Chris Resop, Frank Coonelly, and Neal Huntington. Here are the highlights: Clint Barmes: . Natually, one of the main things we wanted to talk to Barmes...

Barmes' presence likely will tighten middle of Pirates defense

The Pirates saw what their new shortstop could do from across the diamond last season, and they are pleased that Clint Barmes, the former Houston Astro, is on their side now. "We played against him; you've seen what kind of glove he has," starting pitcher James McDonald said. "I was really excited we got him up the middle, strengthened that up."

Braves Interested In Ronny Cedeno

The Braves are among the teams interested in free agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). The Peter E. Greenberg & Associates client has been on Atlanta's backup shortstop and utility list all offseason, O'Brien reports. The Pirates declined Cedeno's option earlier this offseason, after he...

Alvarez plans to learn from tough season

Forgettable as 2011 may have been, Pedro Alvarez intends to remember it all. The offensive skids. The injuries. The mental strains. The unfulfilled expectations and untapped potential. Yep, every bit of it.

Adam Jones Player Projection No. 115

Key Stats: Adam Jones set new career highs in home runs, RBI, and steals last season. He also didn't come far off his career bests in runs and batting average. It was what you would expect from a guy that will turn 27 late next season, but it is encouraging nonetheless. Jones has been ranked in the top 130 for three straight seasons, but last year was the first time he found...

Alvarez hopes early work will mean better results

The work starts early for Pedro Alvarez. Sometimes the alarm goes off at 7 a.m. After breakfast, Alvarez hits the gym, a facility in Newport Beach, Calif., owned by the Boras Corporation that represents him, and will sometimes spend up to two and a half hours working out. "More working on functional strength, flexibility and mobility, less weights," Alvarez said at the David L.

Orioles News and Notes- 12/16

Orioles' latest eastern push lands left-handed pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada.

Report: Cubs talking contract with Paul Maholm

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