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Pirates trade for Casey McGehee

The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up third baseman, and Santa Cruz California native Casey McGehee from the Milwaukee Brewers today for right handed reliever Jose Veras.  With their acquisition of Aramis Ramirez the Brewers didn’t feel they needed McGehee. The Pirates still don’t really have a solid first basemen other then Garrett Jones who struggles against […]

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Pirates Bring Back McClouth, Sign Bedard

The Pirates are bringing back Nate McClouth for what it’s worth.  I will admit, each year since signing with the Braves, I have played the hunch that McClouth will be the superstar he was turning into the first time around in Pittsburgh.  Not the best call on my end.  This time, expect nothing, not even […]

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2012 National League Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: First Base

Sleepers:  Catchers – First Base – Second Base – Third Base – Shortstop – Outfielders Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ – Goldmember in Austin Powers used to say, “I love gooooooold”. Well, in 2012 NL fantasy owners will be saying, “I love Goldschmidt!”.  This guy is a straight BEAST!!!  He hit the furthest home run I’ve […]

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2012 National League Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Catchers

Sleepers:  Catchers – First Base – Second Base – Third Base – Shortstop – Outfielders Devin Mesoraco C Cin – Mesoraco is a 23 year old minor league stud that should be on every NL fantasy owners radar going into the 2012 baseball season. in 2010 Mesoraco hit .302 with 26 Hr’s between AA and […]

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If you are in your Early 20’s, Live in the Pittsburgh Area and Play Catcher, you Might be Getting a Phone Call Soon

The Pirates are intending to decline the options of both their catchers, and Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder. Doumit was scheduled to make $7.25 million while Snyder had an option for $6.75 million. Both players have been injury prone over the last couple of seasons.  Doumit and Snyder played in a combined 111 games for […]

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Pirates trade for Catcher Mike McKenry

The Pirates have acquired catcher Mike McKenry in a trade with the Red Sox.  With both Chris Snyder and Ryan Doumit expected to miss significant time with injuries, the Pirates thought they had to make a move. McKendry was hitting a respectable .280 with 3 HR’s in AAA for Boston.  He should at the very […]

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Pedro Alvarez has Rehab setback. Will be out until around All-Star Break

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez had a setback in his recovery from a strained right quadriceps, and it appears he might be out until the All-Star break. Alvarez will spend the next week simply getting treatment, and the team had no timetable for his return to action of any kind. Alvarez has been a huge […]

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Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers From Angels

Ronny Cedeno’s days as being the starting shortstop in Pittsburgh might be coming to an end as the Pirates claimed former top prospect Brandon Wood off waivers today.  Wood, who mostly played 3B for the Angels can also play shortstop and is expected to take over at that position for the Pirates in the next […]

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National League Fantasy Player Updates – 3/2/2011

Some important player updates from today’s spring training games for NL fantasy owners preparing for draft day: Juan Miranda – Arizona 1st base – Hit a 2-run homer today while driving in his 4th RBI in 6 games.  There is a log jam at first base in Arizona with Brandon Allen and Russell Branyan but if […]

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Catcher Notes 2/20/11

I was browsing through Yahoo and came across some of these player notes and thought I would post them. Buster Posey SFG C,1B: Manager Bruce Bochy anticipates Posey will start upward of 135 games this season and won’t be used at first base often, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Ryan Doumit PIT C,OF: Ryan […]

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