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North Side Notch:
This evening at 9 PM, Dejan Kovacevic will meet and discuss the whole Navy SEALS training thing that went on during Pirates Fall Instructs. Hopefully it will provide some clarity on the whole situation, especially what was released late last night [link].
The forum will take place at Bucs Dugout [link]. Please follow Charlie’s rules listed on the page.
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The 2012 season for Alex Presley wasn’t what he, nor the Pirates expected from him. After an impressive rookie season in 2011, where he finished with a .298 average over 52 games in the Majors, Presley broke spring training with the starting job in left field. But the 27-year-old struggled in his sophomore year, and was demoted, not once, but twice to Triple-A Indianapolis to...
The Navy SEALs discussion is back. Dejan Kovacevic brought the topic up for the third time tonight, this time mentioning a possible injury by Gregory Polanco. I say possible, because there’s some conflicting information. Here is what Kovacevic had to say.
Polanco’s ankle was sprained in mid-August, and it cost him most of his final month of play. But the Pirates still saw fit...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 4-3. Here is how the Pirates prospects did today.
**Adalberto Santos went 1-for-4 with his lone hit being a solo homer in the eighth to cut the lead to 3-1 at the time. Scottsdale came back with three runs in the ninth to win.
**Matt Curry went 1-for-4.
**Vic Black was the winning pitcher, after throwing a scoreless eighth inning. Black gave up one hit...
The Pittsburgh Pirates announced a few moves this afternoon. The team claimed right-hander Chad Beck off waivers from Toronto, and catcher Ali Solis off waivers from San Diego. To make room on the 40-man roster, they designated Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer for assignment.
Beck, who turns 28 in January, has just 18 innings in the majors, with a 5.50 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, and a 2.5 BB/9 ratio...
Right-hander Bryan Morris got a taste of the big leagues late in the 2012 campaign. He appeared in five games for the Pirates and posted a 0-0 record in five innings of work with a 1.80 ERA. Morris posted a 2-2 record with five saves and 2.67 ERA with 79 strikeouts in 46 relief appearances for Triple-A Indy. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Morris at the end of the season.
Back in January I took a look at the early results of the 2008 draft. At the time, only eight players from the entire draft had a career 2.0 WAR or better. I pointed out that the 2012 season should start to see results from this draft, especially for the Pirates, who had some poor results heading in to the year.
Pedro Alvarez managed to turn things around, and the club traded Robbie...
The Pirates claimed pitcher Chad Beck and catcher Ali Solis off waivers on Thursday. Jeff Clement and Eric Fryer were designated for assignment to make room for Beck and Solis on the 40-man roster. Obviously, these are pretty minuscule moves in the grand scheme of things, but I’ll briefly break them down anyway.
Beck is a 27 year old reliever that was recently DFA by the Blue...
The Scottsdale Scorpions won 6-3 today. Here are the results from the Pirates prospects.
**Matt Curry went 0-for-3 with a walk.
**Brandon Cumpton pitched a shutout inning, giving up one hit and striking out one. Cumpton threw 16 pitches with eight strikes.
The World Series starts tomorrow night, and the Pirates are not in it. To be honest, this is the least interest I have had in the baseball playoffs in years. There's no doubt in my mind that the Pirates collapse had everything to do with that. I haven't been writing on here or tweeting about baseball since August, and I'm sure nobody has really missed either of those...