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Jose Tabata “looks totally checked-out” in Triple-A

Per Rob Biertempfel on Sulia: Pirates OF Jose Tabata “looks totally checked-out” in minors, Triple-A Indy broadcaster Will Flemming told TribLiveRadio today: “Not only has he not been not sharp offensively, but his effort on defense at times has been totally appalling. Tabata has cost the Indians games and runs with just a complete lack

 
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Long Ball Leads Pirates to 4-3 Comeback Win

Final: Pirates 4, Marlins 3 WP: Kevin Correia (7-6, 4.31 ERA) LP: Ricky Nolasco (8-8, 4.55 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (27, 2.17 ERA) The game didn’t start out as good as it ended. Jose Reyes led things off in the first inning with a solo home run off starter Kevin Correia. Correia allowed another run

 
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Friday Trade Rumors: Upton, Headley, Scutaro, Butler

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

Lots of stuff today. – Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reports that the Pirates and Diamondbacks are still discussing a trade that would involve Justin Upton and that he remains at the top of the team’s wish list as far as hitters go. – Bill Center of the San Diego Union-Tribune says that the Pirates

 
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Ken Rosenthal: Pirates Interested in Stephen Drew

Published on July 20, 2012 by in Features, Rumors

We’ve been hearing a lot of rumors about the Pirates’ interest in Arizona RF Justin Upton, but today we found out the club is also interested in one of his teammates, short stop Stephen Drew. Rosenthal points out that Drew would be an almost certain upgrade offensively for the Pirates, who currently boast the majors

 
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Pirates Receive Extra Draft Pick after First Round

Published on July 18, 2012 by in Draft, Features

Major League Baseball held their first ever Competitive Balance Lottery this afternoon. Pretty much, they take the teams with the smallest payrolls and smallest markets and put them in a pool. They then pick six teams to get an extra draft pick immediately following the first round. Then, the teams who didn’t get picked in

 
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Pirates Blast Way to 9-6 Win in Colorado

Final: Pirates 9, Rockies 6 WP: James McDonald (10-3, 2.93 ERA) LP: Matt Reynolds (3-1, 3.86 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (26, 2.23 ERA) This was the Coors Field we all grew up watching. Thanks to four long-balls, the Pirates offense picked up James McDonald, who gave up six runs in five innings. Pedro Alvarez hit

 
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