Posted on April 18, 2014 by David Kaleida
Finally consummating a deal that was long rumored in the offseason, the Pirates have acquired 1B Ike Davis from the Mets in exchange for minor league RHP Zack Thornton and a player to be named later.
Davis, 27, will fill the left-handed hitting half of a first base platoon with Gaby Sanchez. He hit 32 HR in 2012 and sports a career line of .241/.334./.433.
Thornton was acquired from Oakland for RHP Chris Resop, who was a waiver claim from the Braves. No word on who the PTBNL will be, but Jon Heyman tweets it will be a “fairly significant” player.
The Mets side of the trade looks like this:
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Posted on March 28, 2014 by David Kaleida
I answered another set of preseason questions, this time for Reds blog Chris Sabo’s Goggles. Take a look and follow Brian on twitter, @goggles17.
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Posted on March 18, 2014 by David Kaleida
I answered some Pirates preseason questions for Daniel Shoptaw on the Cardinals blog C70 at the Bat. Check it out, tell your friends.
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Posted on March 13, 2014 by David Kaleida
Bradenton here I come! Look for updates and pictures on twitter from this weekend’s games. Reach out if you’re going to be there too and want to say hi.
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Posted on September 19, 2013 by David Kaleida
“We’ve guaranteed a winning season, we’ve all but locked up and playoff spot and we’re still in the mix for the best record in the league.” That’s how you do Talk Like A Pirate Day in 2013.
If that’s not sweet enough for you, you can go to Krispy Kreme and get a free donut today.
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Posted on August 27, 2013 by David Kaleida
Finally, the Pirates make a move to upgrade their offense, acquiring Marlon Byrd and John Buck from the Mets.
Byrd is having the best season of his 12 year career and should go to the playoffs for the first time. He slots in at RF and will push Jose Tabata to the bench when Starling Marte is healthy.
I don’t see Tony Sanchez being sent down, so Buck looks like he’ll be a 3rd catcher. His presence will give Clint Hurdle the peace of mind to use Russell Martin or Tony off of the bench when they aren’t starting.
The team hasn’t announced a corresponding roster move and I wouldn’t expect them to before tomorrow. I’d probably send down Pie and a pitcher. You don’t need as many pitchers in the playoffs and they have plenty of DL spots to play with to get whoever they want active.
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