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Marlon Byrd was brought to Pittsburgh just before the playoff roster deadline. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates submitted their playoff roster to Major League Baseball, and it includes every player on the active roster and disabled lists, and that is important for any team.
“You typically do try to set your roster with the core of 25 that you’d look for in the postseason on August 31,” Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said recently. “I wouldn’t read too much into it, [but] we were aggressive with a couple moves last year to get a couple young pitchers up that we felt were gonna be in a good position for us.”
Let’s review who those Core of 25 are, plus DL players:
** Represents players likely to remain injured, would be flex spots on the playoff roster. Kyle McPherson cannot be replaced for the playoffs.
Once again, anyone in the organization on Aug. 31 is eligible for a postseason roster. But if you want to look for the players most likely to appear for the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Pittsburgh Pirates first base prospect Alex Dickerson has been promoted to Indianapolis, according to Cory Giger.
Alex Dickerson promoted to AAA Indianapolis. Appears to be only #AltoonaCurve player going up.
— Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) September 2, 2013
Alex Dickerson has been promoted to Indianapolis.
Dickerson had a .291/.339/.499 line and 17 homers in 447 at-bats coming into...
Garrett Jones wasn’t happy this week. While hitting .119 for the month of August entering last night’s game (courtesy of some atrocious luck on balls in play–.119 BABIP), manager Clint Hurdle gave his first baseman “a couple days down”. Jones did not start in the Milwaukee series, and received just one at-bat in a pinch-hit appearance Tuesday.
“At first, it’s frustrating...
PITTSBURGH -- Slumping Garrett Jones hit his 100th career homer and drove in four runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis 5-0 Friday night and moved into a tie with the Cardinals for the NL Central lead.
Jones had three hits and Russell Martin added his 12th homer of the season. Jose Tabata and Neil Walker got two hits as the Pirates moved within four victories of their...
Gregory Polanco has been promoted to Indianapolis.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted top hitting prospect Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Cory Giger reports.
#AltoonaCurve OF Gregory Polanco, one of the #Pirates prized prospects, has been promoted to AAA Indy.
— Cory Giger (@CoryGiger) September 1, 2013
More to come.
New Pirates OF Marlon Byrd celebrated his arrival to the NL Central pennant race with a three-run home run, two standing ovations and a curtain call in Pittsburgh's 7-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on August 28. He has three hits in 12 at bats. Thrust abruptly into the middle of a pennant race, Byrd told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko that he hopes to ignite the...
The Altoona Curve lost a tough game in eleven innings to end the season on a sour note. The Curve had a 2-0 lead until the seventh inning. Alen Hanson helped the Akron Aeros get the lead with a fielding error.
Akron’s Matt Lawson broke the tie in the eleventh with an RBI single to right field, which was followed by a Chris Wallace sacrifice fly.
The Curve got on board in the third...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates sent Jason Grilli out for the start of his minor league rehab assignment. It is the final step before Grilli rejoins the club in time for the September stretch. There were concerns at times that Grilli may not be ready before the end of the year, so getting him some rehab action now is important.
Tom Singer of MLB.com says the plan for Grilli...
For the first time in over two years, Pirates Prospects has a new look. We produce a ton of content, posting anywhere from 6-10 or more articles and updates on an average day. One of the downsides to this is that it can be easy for content to be lost in the fold. A trade that happens Monday morning is going to be buried on the site by Tuesday morning. So when I was looking for a...
The Pittsburgh Pirates looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 1992 added another bat to their line-up acquiring Minnesota Twins first baseman Justin Morneau in a waiver trade according to multiple sources. Earlier this week, the Pirates acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd and catcher John Buck from the Mets.
Morneau has posted 221 home runs and 860 RBI over 11 years...
Source: FanGraphs For as good as the Pittsburgh Pirates have been this year, they are not fans of sweeping teams. Today marked the second time in a month that the Pirates had a chance to sweep the Cardinals and ended up getting blown out in the final game of the series. There wasn’t much of…
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Morneau eyeing up his opportunity; image credit gannett-cdn
The once-slumping Pittsburgh Pirates just curb-stomped division rival St. Louis for the second time in 2 nights, wrenching away the hotly contested NL Central top spot in the process. Players were seen embracing new arrival 1B Justin Morneau, acquired earlier...
Good morning. It is September 1st, 2013.
With last night's win, the Pirates are 79-56. Since 1992, the Pirates failed to win 79 games in the following seasons*: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011.
Let's not mince words: 1999 is the year that ruined everything. The Pirates took a step...
The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced that they have acquired first baseman Justin Morneau from
the Minnesota Twins in exchange for outfielder Alex Presley and a player to be named or cash considerations.
Lots of hand-wringing over starting Kris Johnson last night. I can’t really take issue though. He was good in his relief appearance, has been good in the minors and deserved a shot. The Pirates took two out of three against their closest division opponent. Sometimes you lose games. Storylines abound this week. First in regards…