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Yhonathan Barrios Among Notable Rule 5 Players Available

J.J. Cooper at Baseball America put together a list of the notable players available in the upcoming Rule 5 draft. No Pittsburgh Pirates players were among the top ten players available, but two got mentioned as notable options. Jose Tabata got mentioned based solely on his contract, while Yhonathan Barrios was among the hardest throwing pitchers that weren’t protected. Cooper...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Recaps: Right Field Led to Unlikely Breakouts, But the Future is Gregory Polanco

Heading into the 2014 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were sticking with internal options in right field, just waiting for Gregory Polanco to arrive in the majors. Polanco was the long-term solution for the Pirates, completing their Dream Outfield along with Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte. The Pirates opted to go with Travis Snider and Jose Tabata, two outfielders who struggled...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Outrighted to Indianapolis

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that outfielder Jose Tabata has been outrighted to Indianapolis. He was designated for assignment last Friday and cleared waivers. Due to his contract, it’s no surprise that he has now cleared waivers twice this year. Tabata is owed over $9 M in the next two seasons, which means he will likely accept the assignment to AAA, rather than elect...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Guilmet, Tabata, Mazzaro, McGuiness

Sadly we are at the point where boring, nearly meaningless news like this warrants a post, as opposed to more postseason action. Oh well. The Pirates acquired relief pitcher Preston Guilmet from Baltimore for cash considerations. Guilmet has had a few short, unimpressive major league stints but has impressive K/BB numbers in the minors. You never know who will come out of the scrum...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jose Tabata Designated For Assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated Jose Tabata for assignment, according to the MLB.com transactions page (h/t MLBTR). Tabata was outrighted earlier this season, after going unclaimed on waivers. The outfielder is unlikely to be claimed this time around, since the same conditions exist as last time. He’s got a horrible contract, with over $9 M due to him over the next two...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates’ Pitching Turnaround

Back in early June, I wrote about Pittsburgh’s impending recall of Gregory Polanco, with the viewpoint that while he would be a welcome upgrade over Travis Snider and Jose Tabata in right field, he wasn’t going to single-handedly save the Pirates’ season, since he wasn’t a pitcher. Or as I put it at the time: They […]
Via Fangraphs
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers 1, Pirates 0

A huge crowd was smelling blood on Saturday night – especially after another episode of Andrew McCutchen HBP drama – and a win to put the Brewers away would have made for another brilliant scene. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen as the Pirates wasted a great night of pitching and lost the game with a couple of tough breaks late. This could have been Edinson Volquez‘s final...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Harrison plays Reds killer, Volquez loses no-no in 7th

  Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Harrison had three hits in the Pirates' sixth win in eight games. Tabata, starting in right field for the injured Travis Snider, finished with two hits. Pirates starter Edinson Volquez was...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison helps Pirates edge Reds 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Harrison had three hits in the Pirates' sixth win in eight games. Tabata, starting in right field for the injured Travis Snider, finished with two hits. Pirates starter Edinson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison helps Pirates edge Reds 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Harrison had three hits in the Pirates' sixth win in eight games. Tabata, starting in right field for the injured Travis Snider, finished with two hits. Pirates starter Edinson...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Harrison helps Pirates edge Reds 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Josh Harrison hit an RBI triple and scored on Jose Tabata's tiebreaking single in the eighth inning, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Friday night. Harrison had three hits in the Pirates' sixth win in eight games. Tabata, starting in right field for the injured Travis Snider, finished with two hits. Pirates starter Edinson...
Via AP on Fox
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Polanco down, Tabata up, Nix gone, Barmes back

The headline covers the Bucs’ notable roster moves on Monday: Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Jose Tabata back up from Indy, Jayson Nix designated for assignment, and Clint Barmes activated off the DL. Polanco going to the minors is a bit of a shock – especially if you’d have told me this would be happening a couple months ago – but it does make some sense. The rookie has...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates demote Polanco after rookie's second-half struggles

  The Pittsburgh Pirates sent struggling rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and recalled outfielder Jose Tabata. Polanco made his major-league debut on June 10 but has slumped since the All-Star break. The 22-year-old had just one hit in his final 30 at bats before heading back to Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle gave Polanco a handful of days...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates demote struggling rookie OF Polanco

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates sent struggling rookie outfielder Gregory Polanco to Triple-A Indianapolis on Monday and recalled outfielder Jose Tabata. Polanco made his major league debut on June 10 but has slumped since the All-Star break. The 22-year-old had just one hit in his final 30 at bats before heading back to Indianapolis. Manager Clint Hurdle gave Polanco a handful...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

The Yankees have some explaining to do about the signing of Latino boys

MLB's system of signing 16-year-old Latinos is one of the ugliest examples of child exploitation in sports. Of course, we only hear about kids who are banking huge checks - $2 million dollars, sometimes - providing a convenient sense that these Latin cut-throats are gouging and holding MLB teams for ransom. But vast numbers of families chase the lie and get nothing...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Walker in, Tabata out, Marte…?

The Pirates had to make a heavily discussed roster move on Tuesday afternoon to clear a roster spot for Neil Walker, who returned from his DL stint.  The decision was somewhat surprising: outrighting Jose Tabata to Indianapolis. This is an uncommon move (you don’t usually see guys with a long term contract–and as much big league service as Tabata–sent to the minors) so it...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Enter the New Lumber Company

First things first: there was some confusion today about exactly what the Pirates did with Jose Tabata today to clear roster room for Neil Walker, so let’s run through that quickly. Outrighting a player to Triple-A means that the player has been both removed from the 40-man roster and sent to Triple-A. It’s a process used to send a player to Triple-A when said player doesn...
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June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Trade Rumors - Pitching and more

Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)Contributing WriterIt's been a while since I've done one of these because I haven't been feeling well, but here we go - more trade deadline rumors for our beloved Red Sox. 3rd base targets: Per a report from Rob Bradford of WEEI, 3rd base is a position the Sox could look to upgrade before the trade deadline. There's probably not a lot in this report...
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June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: The Best Outfield Options at the Trade Deadline

If you take a look at how all of the division standings look right now, you will see that there are many close races going on here early this season. Because of this, many teams will be looking to add an extra player on to their roster as the trade deadline approaches. On the flipside, there are also a few teams that are sliding out of their division race and may look to move a few...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brewers looted by Pirates in series opener

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Russell Martin had three hits, including a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, handing nemesis Kyle Lohse his first loss since April 1. Martin's double keyed an inning that increased Pittsburgh's lead to 13-3 and included Jose Tabata hitting two RBI singles...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: Prospects to watch

It’s that time of year again – the time where minor league prospects began garnering attention in the fantasy baseball world. Throughout late May and June, many prospects should finally get their long awaited call-ups. In a same sense, it’s also the time where fantasy baseball team owners should be picking up those prospects from free agency. Here are a few prospects to keep...
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May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Jose Tabata exits game w/ tight hamstring

According to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata left Sunday’s game with tightness in his right hamstring during the second game of a doubleheader against the Yankees.#Pirates announce that Tabata left the game because of tightness in his right hamstring.— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) May 18, 2014 Mike McGinnis/Getty ImagesHe pulled it while...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Wrap Up: At least they got one

- After winning three series in a row at home, the Pirates followed with two road series losses – nearly canceling that progress out.  The Bucs should have had a series win in Milwaukee and lost a tough one-run game on Sunday afternoon, so this was close to being a .500 or better road trip, but close doesn’t count. The good news is that they were able to win two games and avoid...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Send in the Clowns

LoHud's blow-by-blow:UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Ouch. Gardner starts the bottom of the first with a triple to right-center, but then gets picked off at third base by Chris Stewart. Not good. Blown opportunity, which lets the Pirates basically pitch around Teixeira before striking out Johnson. Scoreless after one.UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: Former Yankees prospect Jose Tabata is out of the game...
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May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 37: Cardinals 6 Pirates 5

It’s hard to say that the first Sunday Night Baseball game in the history of PNC Park was a bad loss for the Pirates, since the Pirates spent all night playing catch-up and since the Pirates won six of the first eight games in the homestand before Sunday night’s game. The way the whole game unfolded was awfully frustrating, though, and given that the Pirates had a 12-20 record...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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