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Pirates castoff Davis headed to A’s

   November 23, 2014 5:12 pm    0

The Pirates apparently didn’t want Ike Davis.   But it looks like the Oakland A’s did.   The wild-card A’s worked out a deal to get the first baseman.     The San Francisco’s Susan Slusser reports the two teams worked out a deal for Davis, who was designated for assignment by the Pirates last…


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Canseco’s plan to sell finger was a hoax

   November 23, 2014 12:51 pm    0

Boy, that Jose Canseco sure is funny.   He tweeted that his finger fell off during a poker tournament.   Then he said he was going to sell it online.   Nope.   It all was a lie.   He said he came up with the idea when he saw a fake finger at a…


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Pirates update on first base, Taillon (video)

   November 22, 2014 3:47 pm    0

What’s going on with the Pirates at first base?   Here’s a look at that and Jameson Taillon from   Your browser does not support iframes.   — Rick Green


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Pirates’ latest pitching project: Righty with power stuff, vicious curve

   November 22, 2014 12:40 am    0

The Pirates have had some success with turning around pitchers’ careers.   Just take a look a Francisco Liriano and Edinson Volquez.   The Pirates hope their latest project turns out with similar success.   The pitcher this time is Radhames Liz. is reporting the signing is worth $3 million over two years….


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Tigers don’t think they will get Cy Young winner Scherzer back

   November 21, 2014 7:08 pm    0

One of the free agents to watch is pitcher Max Scherzer.   Scherzer, the 2013 Cy Young winner, turned down an offer from the Tigers worth $144 million (for six years).   Will he get more?   Judging from early signings, the answer is yes.   And, judging from Dave Dombrowski’s comments, he will be…


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Pirates designate Davis, bring back ‘stinkin’ Lincoln’

   November 20, 2014 7:37 pm    0

My wife’s elementary school was named Lincoln.   She used to tell me how it usually was referred to as “Stinkin’ Lincoln.”   When the Pirates’ Brad Lincoln struggled, you can be sure that I always referred to him as that.   Lincoln usually gave me enough fodder, until 2012 when he found his niche…


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Hot stove: White Sox take lead for bad contract of the year

   November 18, 2014 4:15 pm    0

How much mad money is there in baseball?   Apparently enough to pay Zach Duke $15 million over three years.   Yeah, that Zach Duke.   The White Sox got Duke for that much to be their top lefty in the bullpen.   Duke reinvented himself last year with the Brewers. As a reliever he…


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Silly season arrives with Martin, Stanton contracts

   November 17, 2014 4:52 pm    0

Russell Martin signed a five-year contract worth $82 million with the Blue Jays.   The Marlins now have Giancarlo Stanton for the next 13 years for $325 million.   I think the Silly Season applies here.   First, congrats to the players for getting paid.   Now, on to the rest.   Martin wasn’t going…


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SeaWolves’ Moya named player with best power in AFL

   November 15, 2014 12:09 am    0

Fans of the Erie SeaWolves saw first-hand the power that Steven Moya has.   After all, he clubbed 35 homers this past season, a team record.   Those in the Arizona Fall League now know it.   Moya was named the prospect with the best power skills, according to   Moya finished tied for…


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Pirates take fresh approach to free agency with return of Burnett

   November 14, 2014 5:44 pm    0

Welcome back, A.J. Burnett.   The Pirates bolstered their pitching staff by getting Burnett on Friday.   Burnett, who won 26 games in two seasons with the Pirates, signed a one-year deal worth $8.5 million.   Burnett pitched last season with the Phillies and struggled, going 8-18 with a 4.59 ERA.   The Pirates get…


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