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I’ve never had any interaction with Tim Williams of Pirates Prospects, aside from him passive-aggressively claiming that “nobody reads” isportsweb after I questioned the accuracy of an article from one of his contributors on Twitter. And to Tim’s credit, he runs a regularly updated Pirates page with some useful player information, podcasts and interviews featuring personnel within the organization, and season preview books for sale.
But when it comes to talking ownership, don’t expect Tim Williams to be remotely objective.
His latest apology piece, “The Reality of How the Pirates and Cardinals Build Their Teams” was posted only hours after I dared to question whether the ownership of the Pirates was seriously committed to spending the resources necessary to keep the Pirates in playoff contention in 2014. (But I’m sure the timing of Williams’ article is just coincidence, as I’m told that nobody reads isportsweb.) In it, Williams draws some completely inaccurate comparisons between...
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Garrett Jones was designated for assignment on Monday (Photo Courtesy of Al Behrman)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded prospect Alex Dickerson to the San Diego Padres for Jaff Decker and Miles Mikolas. To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the Pirates have designated Garrett Jones and Kyle McPherson for assignment.
Decker was a first round draft pick in 2008...
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The 2013 season is over and we are taking a look back at the preseason Top 21′s. We’re looking at what was said preseason and what the point of view is now with the season at a close and entering the...
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The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment.
Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making.
The first baseman hit .233/.289/.419...
The Pirates made some moves on Monday – not big ones, but still somewhat notable. They acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and reliever Miles Mikolas from the Padres, sending them prospect Clint Robinson in exchange. Decker and Mikolas were both added to the 40-man roster, so to make room, the Bucs designated Kyle McPherson and Garrett Jones for assignment.
The three guys in the trade...
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Alex DickersonCredit: milb.com
In a move that shocked Pirate Nation, 2013 Eastern League Rookie of the Year Alex Dickerson was dealt to the Padres for prospects Jaff (not Jeff) Decker and Mikes Mikolas. Dickerson, 23, hit 288 with 17 homers and 68 RBIs for Double-A Altoona in 2013. Most Pirates fans believed that Dickerson figured...
It's 1 AM and I'm frantically trying to get things packed up and put together for a drive back to Western PA for Thanksgiving tomorrow, but I promised some more words on Jaff Decker and Garrett Jones and the like, dammit, and so you're going to get those words whether you want to read them or not.
At a glance, Jaff Decker and Alex Dickerson are awfully similar players...
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated 1B/OF Garrett Jones for assignment on Monday morning to make room for minor league outfielder Jaff Decker, according to CBS Sports.
Jones, 32, should be in high demand this winter. Despite hitting .233/.289/.419 in 2013, the left-handed power hitter is only one year removed from an impressive .274/.317/.516 line that was a staple in the middle of...
The #Pirates have acquired OF Jaff Decker & RHP Miles Mikolas from the #Padres in exchange for minor leaguer Alex Dickerson.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 25, 2013
To make room on the 40-man roster for Decker and Mikolas, the #Pirates designate for assignment Garrett Jones & RHP Kyle McPherson.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 25, 2013...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed reliever Cody Eppley to a minor league deal. Eppley will also receive an invite to Spring Training.
Eppley appeared in just two games with the Yankees last season but had a productive 2012 season making 59 appearances and posting a 3.33 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP.
#pirates sign minor league free agents C Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Epply. Both...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Jaff Decker and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres for outfielder Alex Dickerson.
Decker hit .286 with 10 home runs and 40 RBI in 105 games with Triple-A Tucson in 2013. He also went 4 for 26 with a homer and two RBI in 13 games with the Padres. Mikolas went 4-2 with 26 saves for Tucson this year and made...
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The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired outfielder Jaff Decker (first name pronounced Jeff) and right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas from the San Diego Padres in exchange for minor league outfielder Alex Dickerson.
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Born: October 8, 1985
Drafted: 43rd round, 1293rd overall, 2008 (Rangers)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
College: Virginia Commonwealth Univ.
Agent: Paragon Sports International
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Eppley is a soft-tossing RHP who went from being drafted...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signings of Catcher Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley to MiLB deals. The @Pirates have signed catcher Nevin Ashley and RHP Cody Eppley to minor league contracts, which includes spring training invites. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) November 26, 2013 Ashley is depth. With Tony Sanchez potentially becoming the…