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A few Pirates’ players and friends in winter league action:
Leones del Escogido 7, Aguilas Cibaenas 1
RF Brandon Moss scored Los Aguilas’ only run, when he singled to lead off the 2nd inning. A fielding error on the play allowed him to move up to second base, and he scored from there on an RBI single. Los Aguilas had only one more hit for the rest of the game. There were two walks in the 6th, including an intentional walk to Moss, but those runners were both left on base, and Los Aguilas went down in order for the rest of the game. Los Leones put runners on base in the early innings but could not get any of them around to score. Then they exploded for 7 runs in the 8th inning, taking advantage of two errors, plus a double, six singles, and two walks.
Tigres de Aragua 3, Aguilas de Zulia 2
1B Hector Gimenez had the hit that made the difference for Los Tigres when he blasted a 3-run homer after two singles in the 4th inning. Los Aguilas scored both of their runs in the 5th inning on two walks and a double. Wil Ledezma pitched to two batters for Los Aguilas. With one on and two out in the 7th inning, Ledezma came on in relief, and got a strikeout to end the inning. He began the 8th inning with another strikeout, and then was relieved. CF Jorge Cortes went 0-for-3 for Los Tigres. C Carlos Maldonado singled for Los Aguilas to begin the bottom of the 6th, but he was erased in a double play.
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For the last three drafts, the Pirates have focused heavily on pitching, mostly of the high school variety. Combined with a number of trades that brought in pitching prospects, they now have a great deal of pitching depth throughout their farm system. The prospects who project as front-of-the-rotation starters are largely below AA, while the upper levels have a number of pitchers...
The Dodgers have a minor change to their uniforms for the 2012 season by adding a new patch that celebrates the 50th season of Dodger Stadium:
It’s not a surprise that this is a nice patch. In the last decade, the Dodgers have been known for making nice patches. Good work like always.
#12 Jameson Taillon
Previous Rank: 14
The Pirates insist on babying Taillon, who some thought actually was the top player available in the 2010 draft even ahead of Bryce Harper. Regardless of who was better, what is certain is that Taillon was the best pitching prospect in his class, so some restraint is probably highly prudent and...
It was pretty clear that Paul Maholm’s services were no longer needed wanted by the Pirates when they decided not to re-up the lefty’s contract a few months back.
They did stir up talks again with the 29-year-old free agent about staying in the Burgh but nothing ever materialized. Maholm love this city and said numerous times that he wanted to remain with the team and be part...
On this date in 1988, Willie Stargell was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year on the ballot. Willie was named on 352 of the 427 ballots, a total of least 321(75%) were necessary for election. Stargell was the only player voted in that year but four others on the ballot eventually got in, one of them being Bill Mazeroski who finished 7th with 33.5% of the...
First, it was Russell Martin. Now, Matt Kemp joins the Pentafecta Party. Let's get right to the fun.I'm going to mix up the order on this one, and I'll begin with a Kemp sig. UD Masterpieces is difficult to match in pure aesthetics. Add in a sweet action shot of Matt running the bases, a great design all-around, and an on-card auto, and hot damn! I really wanted to post...
Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Blake Hawksworth should be ready for major league competition well in advance of the team's April 5 season opener following arthroscopic surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone spur and scar tissue from his right elbow.
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Bud Selig got a contract extension from baseball's owners Thursday. Frank McCourt voted...
A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports that clears the way for a sale of the team.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox settled their lawsuit late Tuesday night, removing an impediment to the sale of the bankrupt team.In a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, the Dodgers said they were abandoning their attempt to sell future media rights and will ...
WILMINGTON, DEL. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved a settlement between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Fox Sports that clears the way for a sale of the team.The judge approved the settlement at a hearing Wednesday, ending a contentious legal battle between the ball club and Fox.Under the ...
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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