Prospect Robby Rowland Looked At Charlie Morton For Motivation

The Pirates acquired Robby Rowland from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for Brett Lorin. Robby Rowland’s first two professional seasons with the Arizona Diamondbacks weren’t what the he expected from himself. The 20-year-old, who was drafted in the third round of 2010 out of Cloverdale, California High, was committed to the University of Oregon, but chose to sign with Arizona instead...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

This Date in Pirates History: July 29

Four trades, five players and a game recap on a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history. Two trades involved shortstop Jack Wilson, while the other one included two veteran All-Star type players on the downside of their careers. Jon Fredland takes a look back at a game from the 1915 season in his Jolly Roger Rewind. The Trades On this date in 2009, the Pirates traded away Jack Wilson...
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July 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Prospect Notebook: Trading From the Rule 5 Candidates

Every year we keep track of the upcoming Rule 5 eligible players, tracking who the Pittsburgh Pirates will have to protect the following off-season. The term typically used is “The Rule 5 Roster Crunch”. That term has led to a big misconception about the Rule 5 draft. The Pirates are at risk of losing players every year in the Rule 5 draft. They lost Nathan Adcock in the 2010...
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July 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates at Blue Jays

Pirates (8-18-2) at Blue Jays (23-5) 1:05 PM EST–Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin TV: MLB.TV / Radio: 93.7 Here is the Gameday Here we are…the last spring game in Florida…right back at the site of the first one: good old Florida Auto Exchange Stadium. After competing in this wonderful venue, the Bucs will head north to Philly for two games before a workout on...
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April 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Pirates swap Brett Lorin for Robby Rowland

The Pirates let the Diamondbacks keep Rule 5 pick Brett Lorin today in exchange for minor league pitcher Robby Rowland. Rowland's got pretty ugly minor league stats since being a third round pick in 2010, but he's a really tall guy, which fits Neal Huntington's Theory of Giants Being Good Pitchers. It's hard to say how much upside there really is in Rowland, but he...
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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