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PEDRO ALVAREZ RUMORS

Alvarez Beating the Shift, Cervelli’s Defense, Worley’s Improvements, Lambo Comfortable

One of the most encouraging signs in today’s Pirates game against the Toronto Blue Jays came in the second inning. Pedro Alvarez came up to the plate, and faced a shifting Toronto defense. For the second day in a row, he beat the shift by going opposite field. This time he hit a fastball away, and hit it hard right to where the third baseman normally would be without the shift...
Via Pirates Prospects
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alvarez homers, Pirates beat Blue Jays 8-7

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run shot and Korean rookie Jung Ho Kang connected for his first major league homer, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday in the exhibition opener for both teams. Alvarez's drive came in the first inning off Aaron Sanchez after Gregory Polanco singled and Starling Marte reached on an error...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez, Jung-Ho Kang go deep in spring opener (VIDEO)

Grapefruit League play started with a bang for these two: Your browser does not support iframes. Your browser does not support iframes. Original article: Pedro Alvarez, Jung-Ho Kang go deep in spring opener (VIDEO)©2015 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved.
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Improved in a Down Year

We all know Pedro Alvarez had a pretty rough year in 2014, as he hit just 18 home runs, half of his total of 36 in 2013. That was almost the whole story, as hitting home runs (usually impressive, towering ones) is what Pedro Alvarez does well. Unfortunately, he happened to time the failure of […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Wins In Arbitration, Will Transistion To 1st Base

Pedro Alvarez. Photo Credit: Justin Aller/Getty Images. Former Pittsburgh Pirates‘ third baseman turned new first baseman, Pedro Alvarez, took on his team in an arbitration hearing on Thursday and won. Alvarez, 27, will be entering his sixth big league season and will now make $5.75 million in 2015. The Pirates counter offer had been $5.25 million. It’s a big raise for Alvarez...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez beats Pirates in arbitration, gets $5.75 million

  Pedro Alvarez has beaten the Pittsburgh Pirates in salary arbitration. Alvarez was awarded a $5.75 million salary on Thursday by Robert Herzog, James Oldham and Dan Brent, who heard arguments a day earlier. Pittsburgh had argued for $5.25 million. Alvarez, 28, hit .231 with 18 homers and 56 RBI last year, his poorest season since 2011. He has made 79 errors at third base during...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates, Pedro Alvarez argue salary arbitration case at hearing

  Pedro Alvarez has asked an arbitration panel for a $5.75 million salary, and the Pittsburgh Pirates argued the infielder should be paid $5.25 million. Robert Herzog, James Oldham and Dan Brent are expected to issue a decision Thursday, a day after listening to arguments. Alvarez, 28, hit .231 with 18 homers and 56 RBI last year, his poorest season since 2011. He has made 79 errors...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez and Pirates take salary case to arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez has asked an arbitration panel for a $5.75 million salary, and the Pittsburgh Pirates argued the infielder should be paid $5.25 million. Robert Herzog, James Oldham and Dan Brent are expected to issue a decision Thursday, a day after listening to arguments. Alvarez, 28, hit .231 with 18 homers and 56 RBIs last year, his poorest season since...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez < 500

This is an unpopular opinion, but I think there’s a decent chance that Pedro Alvarez will be the exact first baseman the Pirates need him to be in 2015. This is buried well underneath the throwing problems, the position change, the power outage, and the foot injury, but in 2014, Pedro Alvarez finally did the two things that everyone has been saying that he needed to do to become...
Via WHYGAVS?
January 23, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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