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Pirate Talk – 12/26/06

Pirate Talk – 12/26/06

— One-on-One with Andrew McCutchen

— Transcript below —

  • he has been given a spring training invite for 2007
  • he plans on working out in Georgia starting in January
  • he would love to be in Pittsburgh in 2008 but acknowledges he still has a ways to go
  • looks forward to learning all he can from Chris Duffy
  • he feels Pirates Roving OF Instructor Gary Redus has helped him tremendously with his defense
  • he said he is working hard to get to the ball in a hurry defensively
  • he worked on his base stealing in the Instructional League this winter
  • he credited his teammates in Altoona for helping him to adjust when he was called up
  • and he was thankful for being healthy in 2006 and looks forward to playing ball in 2007


鈴が鳴る Pirate Talk Podcast – 12/19/06

Pirate Talk – 12/19/06

— transcript abstract:

— Masumi Kuwata & Joslan Herrera sign and we welcome them aboard.

— Commissioner’s Memos: 1) minimum suggested payroll @ $65m which the Pirates won’t meet; 2) sign international players which Jake feels could end up diluting the game.

— Newest Gonzo rumor: Yankees are offering Kennedy and Cabrera for Gonzalez (updated at MLB Trade Rumors with his source who says McLouth might be involved too). Kennedy was drafted last year and signed mid to late June so he is available to be a PTBNL in a trade.

— Why fans have an interest in a healthy Jody Gerut in 2007: Ed Eagle at pirateball.com wants to know why the fans are obsessed with Gerut and Jake explains to Ed that Gerut is a plus defender in RF and the Pirates were about -20 runs defensively there last year and a Gerut/Nady platoon projects out close to 7 RC/27.

Pirate Talk – 12-11-06

Pirate Talk – 12/11/06

— Masumi Kuwata
— Jeff Suppan is Littlefield’s #1 target
— Aubrey Huff offered a contract?
— Arbitration bound players
— Neil Walker will play..
— One-on-One with Tom Kotchman

Pirate Talk Podcast – 12/03/06

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Pirate Talk Podcast – 12/03/06

— $61.5m or $106m available for player salaries in 2007?
— Winter Meetings update

(Update 12/4/06 — I mentioned in the podcast that Casey Kotchman wasn’t playing winter ball but I was informed today he is. Good luck Casey.)