Proud fans of a 128-year old tradition

It is currently Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:20 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:45 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:12 am
Posts: 758
oct 2 1995

THE 1995 PIRATES: LOOKING HARD FOR THE BRIGHT SPOTS LONG SEASON COMES TO CLOSE

"I can't be extremely negative about what we've done this year," General Manager Cam Bonifay said. "It's time for this organization to be positive. This organization has to start to be positive, even though our record might not explicitly show that.

"I think we did make some progress this year. Our record wouldn't indicate that, but we had three or four guys out of the lineup at that one point whom we had projected would help us."I think we're better because the pitching is better. The prospect for our young pitchers, with the experience of this season, has gotten better.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
oct 3 1996


LAMONT THE GUY PLAYERS AGREE WITH PIRATES' CHOICE FOR LEYLAND'S HEIR APPARENT Date: October 3, 1996 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: B-1 Word Count: 768

Gene Lamont is expected to be named the Pirates' new manager today.

``Certainly if anybody can replace Jim Leyland as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be Gene Lamont,'' said shortstop Jay Bell, who could be traded before he gets a chance to play for Lamont. ``Gene's in the same mold as Jim. He's certainly the best person for the job.''

``We're getting a proven winner
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oct 4 1997


PIRATES HAD LAST LAUGH
Date: October 4, 1997 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-3 Word Count: 111

When the baseball season began in April, the Pirates were the laughingstock of the league.

They defied all odds and almost pulled off a miracle. Tony Womack became an All-Star. A star was being born in Jose Guillen. Jason Kendall, Al Martin, Joe Randa and Kevin Young provided the leadership. Rich Loiselle, Kevin Polcovich and Ricardo Rincon were unknown commodities who became household names. Turner Ward and Dale Sveum showed their former teams that they had plenty of baseball left in them.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------




SUMMER BUMMER THERE WAS NO MAGIC, ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT, FOR '98 PIRATES
Date: October 4, 1998 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-3 Word Count: 2364


Among the wreckage of the 1998 Pirates season, one part of the team emerged unscathed.

The pitching continued to improve. The team's 3.91 earned run average, which ranked sixth in the league, represented a drop of almost two-thirds of a run over the last two years.

"The staff in general is better," pitching coach Pete Vuckovich said. "They know more about themselves. They know more about how to get hitters out at the major league
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oct 1 1999

PIRATES CLINCH 3RD WITH 3-2 TRIUMPH
Date: October 1, 1999 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-1 Word Count: 1069

The Pirates last night clinched third place in the National League Central Division with a 3-2 victory over Milwaukee achieved on a seventh-inning home run by Kevin Young and scoreless work by four relievers.

"Third place is something we were shooting for," Manager Gene Lamont said, "but what we're really doing is trying to get above .500." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
SELLOUT CROWD WATCHES PIRATES LOSE LAST GAME AT STADIUM


BYLINE: PAUL MEYER, POST-GAZETTE SPORTS WRITER
DATE: October 6, 2000
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
EDITION: SOONER
SECTION: SPORTS
PAGE: D-2
MEMO: THREE RIVERS STADIUM: THE FINALE


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2000
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
The Pirates said goodbye to a stadium and a manager yesterday. Today, they can begin thinking about next season, their first at PNC Park, and Manager Gene Lamont's successor.


They can begin pondering the advice Kevin Young, Jason Kendall and Brian Giles gave them the past week. Young, Kendall and Giles met with General Manager Cam Bonifay and offered their thoughts about what should be done to improve this team. We all have something in common -- Kevin McClatchy, Cam Bonifay, myself -- all of us," Young said."Cam has a tough job because he's strapped financially. There's a lot more pressure to be a general manager when your payroll's around $30 million as opposed to $90 million. We totally understand that, but a lot of stuff we went over had to do with what direction we're going.
---------------------------------------------------------------------



100 DOWN, ONE TO GO
Date: October 7, 2001 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-6 Word Count: 796

On the next to the last day of a season that Manager Lloyd McClendon said seemed to begin a century ago, the Pirates reached the century mark in losses. They reached this dubious achievement by having no hits and no runs until the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs won, 13-2, on a chilly, blustery afternoon.

What's more, the Pirates fell a game behind Tampa Bay to own the worst record in baseball with one game remaining. "Whether it's 99 or 100 or 90 or
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

DATE: October 6, 2002
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
EDITION: TWO STAR
SECTION: SPORTS
PAGE: C-3
MEMO: Robert Dvorchak can be reached at bdvorchak@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1959.


The task of improving the Pirates began long before Aramis Ramirez grounded into the final out last Sunday in Wrigley Field. But with the club watching playoff baseball on TV again after a decade of losing, the focus shifts to what's next
The Pirates took a step in the right direction in 2002. The Pirates will receive $6 million more in revenue sharing money and will be free of Derek Bell's $4.5-million contract.I'm a firm believer that you win with quality starting pitching, and I think we have three solid guys there. How much they improve -- and they all need to improve for us to get better -- we'll see," Littlefield said.This is going to be a big off-season for me," Benson said. "I was able to get back to pitching at the level I wanted to be. I got my sharpness and finish back. I can't be more pleased
---------------------------------------------------------------------------



CHANGING COURSE
Date: October 5, 2003 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-1 Word Count: 2094

Dave Littlefield's priorities this winter are to find a closer, a third baseman, a power hitter in the middle of the lineup and pitching, pitching and more pitching. Of course, those are commodities Littlefield, the Pirates' general manager, traded away during the 2003 season to shore up the franchise's foundation -- its talent pool.

Management gave up on the version of the Pirates that had been constructed the past few years
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0ct 4th 2004

In what otherwise would have been good riddance to another losing season, Oliver Perez and Jack Wilson -- two of the building blocks for the future -- made it an upbeat goodbye

---------------------------------------------------------------------------



PLUCK OF THE PIRATES
Date: October 4, 2005 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: B-6 Word Count: 307

The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2005 campaign is history and, although the team notched its 13th straight losing season and tied for the second-worst record in baseball, it finished with some notable bright spots.

* The team won its last two games -- and in large part due to some of its newest or youngest players: Zach Duke, Nate McLouth, J.J. Furmaniak and Freddy Sanchez. * The Pirates will soon hire a new manager, one probably with previous experience. The team's reported
=========================================================================



IT'S TIME PIRATES GET SOME DIRECTION
Date: October 3, 2006 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-8 Word Count: 825

Hello again and welcome to America's slowest-rising game show, "Who's More Delusional?"

Today's question: Who's more delusional, the Pirates' fan who thinks the team has turned a corner despite losing 95 games again, or the fan who sees no progress in a team whose young pitchers led them to a 37-35 record after the All-Star break? We'll depart from tradition and have only one contestant, allowing
------------------------------



PIRATES' TRACY WALKS THE PLANK
Date: October 6, 2007 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: A-1 Word Count: 1107

With one swift swing, the Pirates, losers for 15 consecutive seasons, yesterday fired manager Jim Tracy and began a top-to-bottom overhaul of their baseball operations.

"We have many challenges ahead, but we are moving forward," new general manager Neal Huntington said at a PNC Park news conference. "We need to change the culture of this organization, and this is a step in that direction." Several steps were taken:

Gone were Mr. Tracy,
------------------------------------------------------------
sept 2008

owner Bob Nutting says, we have the single best management team in baseball and GM Neil Huntington reponds, we aren't going to increase payroll just to increase payroll.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TWO NEW PRESS RELEASES BELOW!

Feb 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


McLouth's contract caps Pirates' internal goal
Center fielder gets 15.75 million, as team retains rights into 2012
The long-term commitments we have made to core players developed here, both this year and last year, reflect our commitment to build a strong core from within our system," team president Frank Coonelly. The three-year, $15.75 million contract they signed yesterday with center fielder Nate McLouth buoyantly capped management's goal of securing all three of its identified core players -- along with pitcher Paul Maholm and catcher Ryan Doumit
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pirates trade McLouth to Atlanta
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pirates have traded center fielder Nate McLouth to the Atlanta Braves.

_________________
ImageImage


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 11:48 am 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 5060
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Yawn....

_________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
~H. L. Mencken


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:34 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 11:28 pm
Posts: 2169
Sums up the years pretty good.

_________________
0 straight losing seasons


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Posts: 3173
Location: Darlington, Pennsylvania
Well doesn't that just make you want to kill yourself. It really sums it all up at once and makes you see how many lies we believed. I think the lies of rebuilding starting when we let Doug Drabek and John Smiley go.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 1:48 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Wed May 07, 2008 11:28 pm
Posts: 2169
Well how do we know these arent lies we are getting now? The organization seems like they are doing the right thing but how do we really now. We need to be there to criticize this organization into putting a winner on the field. Not patting them on the back and telling them it will work next time.

_________________
0 straight losing seasons


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:03 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:10 pm
Posts: 384
Willton wrote:
Yawn....



Actually it is quite entertaining and interesting.

The Franchise will be breaking an all time American Sporting Record for Losing this year.
It's a ground breaking, history making moment, in sports.

I think everyone in their right mind would agree.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 5060
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Rod Serling wrote:
Willton wrote:
Yawn....



Actually it is quite entertaining and interesting.

The Franchise will be breaking an all time American Sporting Record for Losing this year.
It's a ground breaking, history making moment, in sports.

I think everyone in their right mind would agree.

Sorry, not interested. As historic as it may be, I don't give a shit.

_________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
~H. L. Mencken


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:26 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:29 pm
Posts: 34
Why does the one contingent of Pirate "fans" always try so hard to convince the other contingent of Pirate "fans" to not be "fans"?

_________________
From Philly to Pittsburgh


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:28 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:30 pm
Posts: 6022
Great question.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:37 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:43 pm
Posts: 273
I am a Pirate fan....always have been, always will be.

But, facts are stubborn things. Despite what some the "trade everybody" crowd thinks, the initial poster pretty much laid it all out. Chronologically.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 4:55 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 WWW  YIM  Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:24 pm
Posts: 3929
Location: Zelienople, PA
Meaningless chronology.

The only chronology that matters (and I wrote this when DL took over from Camaroonies, and when Camaroonies took over from Simmons --- yeah I go back to the X486 days) is the one that starts with the current GM.

The Rameriz trade has nothing whatsoever to do with Coonelly and Huntingdon. Not one iota.

Yet, we have folks who continually try to ascribe past actions and past motives to the current CEO and staff.

That is not being a "Pirates fan", that is simply wallowing in what passes as baseball ideology.

ZM

_________________
Someone tell Votto... rbis are good


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:11 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:32 pm
Posts: 3173
Location: Darlington, Pennsylvania
Eddie wrote:
Why does the one contingent of Pirate "fans" always try so hard to convince the other contingent of Pirate "fans" to not be "fans"?


I agree, we are a dying breed and we try to get our "ship mates" to "walk the plank"


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:12 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:10 pm
Posts: 384
Willton wrote:
Rod Serling wrote:
Willton wrote:
Yawn....



Actually it is quite entertaining and interesting.

The Franchise will be breaking an all time American Sporting Record for Losing this year.
It's a ground breaking, history making moment, in sports.

I think everyone in their right mind would agree.

Sorry, not interested. As historic as it may be, I don't give a shit.


LOL.

Of course you don't.

You're not in your right mind. :lol:


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:29 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 6:18 pm
Posts: 5060
Location: Scotch Plains, NJ
Rod Serling wrote:
Willton wrote:
Rod Serling wrote:
Actually it is quite entertaining and interesting.

The Franchise will be breaking an all time American Sporting Record for Losing this year.
It's a ground breaking, history making moment, in sports.

I think everyone in their right mind would agree.

Sorry, not interested. As historic as it may be, I don't give a shit.


LOL.

Of course you don't.

You're not in your right mind. :lol:

You keep telling yourself that.

_________________
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong."
~H. L. Mencken


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Through the years an all too familiar theme
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2009 8:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 7102
estrago wrote:
oct 2 1995

THE 1995 PIRATES: LOOKING HARD FOR THE BRIGHT SPOTS LONG SEASON COMES TO CLOSE

"I can't be extremely negative about what we've done this year," General Manager Cam Bonifay said. "It's time for this organization to be positive. This organization has to start to be positive, even though our record might not explicitly show that.

"I think we did make some progress this year. Our record wouldn't indicate that, but we had three or four guys out of the lineup at that one point whom we had projected would help us."I think we're better because the pitching is better. The prospect for our young pitchers, with the experience of this season, has gotten better.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
oct 3 1996


LAMONT THE GUY PLAYERS AGREE WITH PIRATES' CHOICE FOR LEYLAND'S HEIR APPARENT Date: October 3, 1996 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: B-1 Word Count: 768

Gene Lamont is expected to be named the Pirates' new manager today.

``Certainly if anybody can replace Jim Leyland as the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, it would be Gene Lamont,'' said shortstop Jay Bell, who could be traded before he gets a chance to play for Lamont. ``Gene's in the same mold as Jim. He's certainly the best person for the job.''

``We're getting a proven winner
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Oct 4 1997


PIRATES HAD LAST LAUGH
Date: October 4, 1997 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-3 Word Count: 111

When the baseball season began in April, the Pirates were the laughingstock of the league.

They defied all odds and almost pulled off a miracle. Tony Womack became an All-Star. A star was being born in Jose Guillen. Jason Kendall, Al Martin, Joe Randa and Kevin Young provided the leadership. Rich Loiselle, Kevin Polcovich and Ricardo Rincon were unknown commodities who became household names. Turner Ward and Dale Sveum showed their former teams that they had plenty of baseball left in them.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------




SUMMER BUMMER THERE WAS NO MAGIC, ONLY DISAPPOINTMENT, FOR '98 PIRATES
Date: October 4, 1998 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-3 Word Count: 2364


Among the wreckage of the 1998 Pirates season, one part of the team emerged unscathed.

The pitching continued to improve. The team's 3.91 earned run average, which ranked sixth in the league, represented a drop of almost two-thirds of a run over the last two years.

"The staff in general is better," pitching coach Pete Vuckovich said. "They know more about themselves. They know more about how to get hitters out at the major league
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Oct 1 1999

PIRATES CLINCH 3RD WITH 3-2 TRIUMPH
Date: October 1, 1999 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-1 Word Count: 1069

The Pirates last night clinched third place in the National League Central Division with a 3-2 victory over Milwaukee achieved on a seventh-inning home run by Kevin Young and scoreless work by four relievers.

"Third place is something we were shooting for," Manager Gene Lamont said, "but what we're really doing is trying to get above .500." ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
SELLOUT CROWD WATCHES PIRATES LOSE LAST GAME AT STADIUM


BYLINE: PAUL MEYER, POST-GAZETTE SPORTS WRITER
DATE: October 6, 2000
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
EDITION: SOONER
SECTION: SPORTS
PAGE: D-2
MEMO: THREE RIVERS STADIUM: THE FINALE


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2000
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
The Pirates said goodbye to a stadium and a manager yesterday. Today, they can begin thinking about next season, their first at PNC Park, and Manager Gene Lamont's successor.


They can begin pondering the advice Kevin Young, Jason Kendall and Brian Giles gave them the past week. Young, Kendall and Giles met with General Manager Cam Bonifay and offered their thoughts about what should be done to improve this team. We all have something in common -- Kevin McClatchy, Cam Bonifay, myself -- all of us," Young said."Cam has a tough job because he's strapped financially. There's a lot more pressure to be a general manager when your payroll's around $30 million as opposed to $90 million. We totally understand that, but a lot of stuff we went over had to do with what direction we're going.
---------------------------------------------------------------------



100 DOWN, ONE TO GO
Date: October 7, 2001 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-6 Word Count: 796

On the next to the last day of a season that Manager Lloyd McClendon said seemed to begin a century ago, the Pirates reached the century mark in losses. They reached this dubious achievement by having no hits and no runs until the eighth inning as the Chicago Cubs won, 13-2, on a chilly, blustery afternoon.

What's more, the Pirates fell a game behind Tampa Bay to own the worst record in baseball with one game remaining. "Whether it's 99 or 100 or 90 or
---------------------------------------------------------------------------

DATE: October 6, 2002
PUBLICATION: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA)
EDITION: TWO STAR
SECTION: SPORTS
PAGE: C-3
MEMO: Robert Dvorchak can be reached at bdvorchak@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1959.


The task of improving the Pirates began long before Aramis Ramirez grounded into the final out last Sunday in Wrigley Field. But with the club watching playoff baseball on TV again after a decade of losing, the focus shifts to what's next
The Pirates took a step in the right direction in 2002. The Pirates will receive $6 million more in revenue sharing money and will be free of Derek Bell's $4.5-million contract.I'm a firm believer that you win with quality starting pitching, and I think we have three solid guys there. How much they improve -- and they all need to improve for us to get better -- we'll see," Littlefield said.This is going to be a big off-season for me," Benson said. "I was able to get back to pitching at the level I wanted to be. I got my sharpness and finish back. I can't be more pleased
---------------------------------------------------------------------------



CHANGING COURSE
Date: October 5, 2003 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: C-1 Word Count: 2094

Dave Littlefield's priorities this winter are to find a closer, a third baseman, a power hitter in the middle of the lineup and pitching, pitching and more pitching. Of course, those are commodities Littlefield, the Pirates' general manager, traded away during the 2003 season to shore up the franchise's foundation -- its talent pool.

Management gave up on the version of the Pirates that had been constructed the past few years
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
0ct 4th 2004

In what otherwise would have been good riddance to another losing season, Oliver Perez and Jack Wilson -- two of the building blocks for the future -- made it an upbeat goodbye

---------------------------------------------------------------------------



PLUCK OF THE PIRATES
Date: October 4, 2005 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: B-6 Word Count: 307

The Pittsburgh Pirates' 2005 campaign is history and, although the team notched its 13th straight losing season and tied for the second-worst record in baseball, it finished with some notable bright spots.

* The team won its last two games -- and in large part due to some of its newest or youngest players: Zach Duke, Nate McLouth, J.J. Furmaniak and Freddy Sanchez. * The Pirates will soon hire a new manager, one probably with previous experience. The team's reported
=========================================================================



IT'S TIME PIRATES GET SOME DIRECTION
Date: October 3, 2006 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: D-8 Word Count: 825

Hello again and welcome to America's slowest-rising game show, "Who's More Delusional?"

Today's question: Who's more delusional, the Pirates' fan who thinks the team has turned a corner despite losing 95 games again, or the fan who sees no progress in a team whose young pitchers led them to a 37-35 record after the All-Star break? We'll depart from tradition and have only one contestant, allowing
------------------------------



PIRATES' TRACY WALKS THE PLANK
Date: October 6, 2007 Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) Page Number: A-1 Word Count: 1107

With one swift swing, the Pirates, losers for 15 consecutive seasons, yesterday fired manager Jim Tracy and began a top-to-bottom overhaul of their baseball operations.

"We have many challenges ahead, but we are moving forward," new general manager Neal Huntington said at a PNC Park news conference. "We need to change the culture of this organization, and this is a step in that direction." Several steps were taken:

Gone were Mr. Tracy,
------------------------------------------------------------
sept 2008

owner Bob Nutting says, we have the single best management team in baseball and GM Neil Huntington reponds, we aren't going to increase payroll just to increase payroll.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TWO NEW PRESS RELEASES BELOW!

Feb 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


McLouth's contract caps Pirates' internal goal
Center fielder gets 15.75 million, as team retains rights into 2012
The long-term commitments we have made to core players developed here, both this year and last year, reflect our commitment to build a strong core from within our system," team president Frank Coonelly. The three-year, $15.75 million contract they signed yesterday with center fielder Nate McLouth buoyantly capped management's goal of securing all three of its identified core players -- along with pitcher Paul Maholm and catcher Ryan Doumit
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Pirates trade McLouth to Atlanta
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
By Dejan Kovacevic, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pirates have traded center fielder Nate McLouth to the Atlanta Braves.


I say keep the $50 and ban him anyway...

_________________
I say keep the $50 and ban him anyway...

For those jumping ship, we'll keep the bandwagon warm for you...


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 15 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, NSMaster56 and 6 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits