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PEDRO ALVAREZ RUMORS

Clint Hurdle throws up hands in frustration, starts Pedro Alvarez at first base

Ike Davis has not been a particularly great acquisition for the Pirates this year. I guess he’s provided the Pirates some Garrett-Jones-level production for slightly less money than Garrett Jones would’ve cost, but Garrett-Jones-level production these days is about replacement level, which is squarely where Davis sits in his few months with the Pirates. You don’t trade potentially...
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Exclusive Interview: Robert Andino, Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pittsburgh Pirates have quite a bit of talent in the minor league system, and one of those talented pieces is infielder Robert Andino. He has played at the major league level a decent amount, and has been a big part of the Pirates’ Triple-A affiliate Indianapolis Indians this season. So far this season, he has recorded a .205 batting average to go along with five home runs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Isn’t Pedro Alvarez Producing?

In a mini-throwback post from numberFire (published this past Tuesday), they took a look at what’s wrong with Pedro Alvarez. As I’m sure everyone knows by now, Alvarez is out and Josh Harrison is in. For those of you (like me) who drafted Alvarez in the mid-to-late rounds expecting at least a .230 average and 28-35 HR at third base, the fall has been particularly painful. Finding...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Move to First Base Almost Done for Alvarez, Pirates

Through his struggles on defense and league lead in errors, Pedro Alvarez continues to battle something that has haunted him all season long for the Pittsburgh Pirates. No one knows exactly what is wrong with Alvarez, but everyone still holds their breath when he fields a groundball at third base, hoping that the 2013 NL […]
Via On-Base Talk
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' Alvarez nearing first base debut

It will not be long before Pedro Alvarez gets his first taste of game action at first base, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Monday. “He's working his backside off to find a level of comfort and say, ‘OK. I'm ready to go over there in a major league game,' ” Hurdle said. “I think we're real close to that. There will be a day here soon when you'll see...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez buys into Bucs' plan to use him at first

Early Friday afternoon, Clint Hurdle had one of the hardest conversations of his managerial career with a player: He had to ask 2013 National League All-Star third baseman Pedro Alvarez to buy into trying a new position that could free him from his throwing yips. "I'm well aware of the fact I signed up for 'hard.' I always balance the importance of the one with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez’s Place in Recent History

Pedro Alvarez isn’t incapable of making a good defensive play. Here is one from not long ago! Your browser does not support iframes. Unfortunately, this sort of thing has been far too common: Your browser does not support iframes. The Pirates are trying to figure out what to do with Alvarez, because they’re in the […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pedro Alvarez Problem Solved

Clint Hurdle has had a lot of tough decisions to make this season from injuries and inconsistent starting pitching to playing solely the hand he’s been dealt. Hurdle gave Josh Harrison a chance to play third base and it seems as if he’s now the starter at the hot corner. Pedro Alvarez, the NL Silver […]
Via On-Base Talk
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez is becoming unplayable at third base

Pedro Alvarez‘s 24th error of the year didn’t cost the Pirates in Saturday’s 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks, but one wonders if it might have been the final straw. After the game, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review beat writer Rob Biertempfel quoted Pirates GM Neal Huntington saying that all options are open right now and that “everything will be taken into consideration.” Biertempfel...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez still out with sore knee

The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to 54-49 on the season following an 8-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The Pirates managed just four hits and scored their only run on a pinch-hit home run by Ike Davis in the ninth inning. The Pirates were without a big bat in the middle of the order, as third baseman Pedro Alvarez sat again with a sore knee. #452340462 / gettyimages.comOur...
Via Sports Injury Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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