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On this date in 1918 the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Robins(Dodgers, named Robins at the time for their manager Wilbert Robinson) hooked up for a five player deal that saw two future Hall of Famers change teams. The Pirates sent future HOF pitcher Burleigh Grimes along with fellow pitcher Al Mamaux and shortstop Chuck Ward to the Robins in exchange for second baseman George Cutshaw and outfielder Casey Stengel, the future HOF manager.
Grimes won 270 major league games
Cutshaw was 31 at the time of the trade and a veteran of six major league seasons, all with Brooklyn. He played 845 games during those first six seasons, an average of 141 a year when teams played a 154 game schedule. He was a .260 hitter with 350 runs scored, 360 RBI’s and 166 stolen bases. He was a strong fielder who had led all 2B in the NL in assists every year from 1914-16 and also led in putouts every season from 1913-16. In 1917 he finished 2nd in both categories and third in fielding percentage. Stengel had...
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As per Jenifer Langosch, Anderson Hernandez will make $500K, Jose Morales will make $650K, and Logan Kensing will make $675K if they make the major league roster. With the recently passed Collective Bargaining Agreement, the major league minimum salary will be $480K in 2012 so none of these deals are significantly above minimum.
Morales also has a clause that he can ask for his...
Born on this date in 1934 was Gene Freese, infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1955 to 1958 then again in 1964-65. Gene was signed as an amateur free agent by the Pirates just prior to the 1953 season. He hit .300 that first season in the lower levels then moved up to AA in 1954 where he hit .332 with 16 homers in 145 games, which earned him an opening day spot for the 1955...
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...
Only the Dominican League and the Venezuelan League had playoff games on Monday, with just a few Pirates’ players and friends involved:
Caribes de Anzoategui 16, Tigres de Aragua 8
Seven Runs in the 7th inning gave Los Caribes the big win, as they posted 19 hits, while holding Los Tigres to just 5 hits. Los Tigres scored one run in the 1st inning on...
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.
Maholm offers the Cubs a low risk high reward middle of the rotation arm.The Chicago Cubs and Paul Maholm agreed to a one year deal with an option for a second year. The first year will be a $4.25 million deal and the option year in 2013 would pay the left handed ground ball specialist $6.5 million.Maholm is 29 years old and although he missed some time at the end of last season...
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...
Paul Maholm will go down as the first Cub in history to announce his signing on Twitter.
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 the...
But Cubs stress Maholm's coming doesn't mean Garza's goingThe addition of left-hander Paul Maholm to the revamped Cubs rotation gives them six experienced starters for five spots.
Veteran right-handed relief pitcher Aaron Heilman has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mariners, with an invitation to major-league spring training.
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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