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Dae-ho Lee Ends Up In Seattle

There’s something that should probably be acknowledged from the beginning. The Mariners have signed Dae-ho Lee to a minor-league contract. Mostly, we ignore players signed to minor-league contracts, at least before the start of spring training. The thing about Lee is that he might be a good hitter. We’ve paid very little offseason attention to, say, Chris Carter and Pedro Alvarez...
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Insider thinks Phillies signing Pedro Alvarez could make sense

Could the Philadelphia Phillies sign former Pittsburgh Pirates' slugger Pedro Alvarez? One national insider suggests that it could make some sense.
Via Philliedelphia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Notes on Pedro Alvarez, position rankings and prospect rankings - Steve Melewski

Providing a few thoughts on a few different topics today: Is Pedro Alvarez still a fit for the Orioles?: Probably only in the sense that they could use another left-handed bat. But when Chris Davis re-signed, that put a real dent into the possibility of Alvarez as an Oriole - ... Read More
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers Sign Chris Carter, Continue Upgrade In Key Area

David Stearns and the Milwaukee Brewers had been unnaturally vocal about their desire to sign a free-agent first baseman this winter. Media reports repeatedly connected Pedro Alvarez to the Brewers, to the point that it seemed inevitable. Of course, Alvarez made a lot of sense for the club, but Stearns changed speeds yet again this winter. The Brewers announced on Wednesday evening...
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January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Is Pedro Alvarez worth a look?

Pedro Alvarez was non-tendered by the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday. Would he be a good fit for the St. Louis Cardinals, a team he tormented for the past three seasons? Let’s dig in. Jason Heyward’s return would be nice, but he isn’t enough to fix this weak Cardinals offense that has finished with a sub .400 slugging the past two years. Asking Heyward to be more than what he...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates non-tender Pedro Alvarez

The Pedro Alvarez era in Pittsburgh has ended. The Pirates decided to non-tender Alvarez as last night’s midnight deadline to make offers to arbitration-eligible players approached, meaning that Alvarez is officially a free agent. Besides Alvarez, the Pirates also non-tendered Jaff Decker while offering contracts to each of their other arbitration-eligible players. There was a...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez’s Mammoth Home Run Lands In Boat On Allegheny River (Video)

Pedro Alvarez did a little boating Tuesday night. The Pittsburgh Pirates slugger has proved in recent years that when he gets a hold of one, he’ll send it a very long way. Well, he got a hold of one Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, and the end result was a water landing of sorts. Alvarez ripped a 471-foot solo home run in the fourth inning that, off the bat, looked like it...
May 20, 2015  |  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 Baseball Essential
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The future of Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez throwing up the Zoltan sign (Photo Courtesy of USA TODAY) The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with Pedro Alvarez signing him to a 1-year deal worth $4.25 million dollars, a hefty raise over his 2013 $700,000 earnings. After hitting a career-high 36 home runs, Alvarez has rightfully earned his raise. Pittsburgh controls the slugger’s rights through 2016, but...
January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: First base rumors

Ike Davis (Photo Courtesy of Andrew Mills/ The Star Ledger) Winter meetings have come and gone, and several names like James Loney are off the market. While the Pittsburgh Pirates still are in need of a first baseman. Garrett Jones has signed with the Miami Marlins after the Pirates designated him for assignment in November. What other options remain? Ike Davis seems to be the...
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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