The Padres have a ‘rock star’ GM?

   December 20, 2014 11:13 pm

So, do you think the San Diego Padres gave a ‘rock star’ general manager?   Newly acquired Matt Kemp sure does.   Check out his press conference.     Your browser does not support iframes.     I’m not sure rock star applies to someone making a bunch of moves. Sounds like fantasy baseball to…

Pirates add Hart to a 1-year deal

   December 19, 2014 6:26 pm

Corey Hart is a Pirate.   Good news? Perhaps.   According to reports, the Bucs got Hart on a one-year contract for $2.5 million.   There’s not a lot of risk involved with that.   And for a player with a career .271 average over 10 seasons, that’s a pretty good deal.   So why…

SeaWolves offer Moya bobbleheads

   December 17, 2014 10:47 pm

If you are looking for a new Steven Moya bobblehead, call the Erie SeaWolves and sign up for a ticket package. The SeaWolves are offering the bobblehead of Moya holding his Eastern League MVP trophy after putting together a record-breaking season in 2014. Fans will receive the bobblehead for free if they sign up for…

Individual Pirates tickets go on sale Friday

   December 11, 2014 1:12 am

Are you fired up about the Pittsburgh Pirates for 2015?   The free-agent signing of Francisco Liriano might have you thinking playoffs or more.   If you are, now’s the time to get your tickets.   Individual game tickets go on sale Friday.   Here’s the link for more.   — Rick Green

Pirates to sign Liriano to $39 million contract

   December 9, 2014 2:10 pm

So, you want the Pittsburgh Pirates to spend money on free agents?   Well, you might have your wish.   The Pirates have agreed to sign Francisco Liriano to a three-year contract worth $39 million.   Source: Francisco Liriano to the #Pirates on a three-year, $39 million deal. — Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) December 9, 2014…

Tigers announce SeaWolves 2015 field staff

   December 9, 2014 1:08 pm

The Detroit Tigers released their minor league field assignments today, and the Erie SeaWolves will have some familiar faces in 2015. Lance Parrish is back to manage his second season with the SeaWolves. Parrish led Erie to a 71-71 record before managing Glendale in the Arizona Fall League. The Desert Dogs went 14-15-2 under Parrish,…

Winter meetings set to start (video)

   December 6, 2014 11:36 pm

The winter meetings are about to start.   Here’s a look at what could happen:     Your browser does not support iframes.

Pirates designate Sanchez, pick up utility player from Rays

   December 2, 2014 12:56 pm

Gaby Sanchez never really lived up to being a potential power hitter for the Pittsburgh Pirates.   He became a platoon player and now, he’s on his way out.   The Pirates designated Sanchez for assignment after they worked out a deal with the Rays for Sean Rodriguez.   Sanchez, 31, had a rough season…

PirateFest tickets are free for first time

   November 30, 2014 10:18 am

PirateFest is a perfect time for Bucco fans to get fired up for their team.   And, for the first time ever, it’s free.   Yes, free.   The annual event at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh is free.   It will take place Dec. 13-14.   If you want autographs, it…

What do Indians need to do to beef up offense? (video)

   November 29, 2014 4:22 pm

OK, Indians fans, what does Cleveland need to do to bolster their offense?       Here’s one take:   Your browser does not support iframes.   To get an impact bat, do the Indians need to make a trade? Or do they sign a free agent like Nelson Cruz? Or, will they hope players…