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August 26, 2007
by rob biertempfel


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Strength in numbers

HOUSTON – The first day of September can’t arrive quick enough for the Pirates. That’s when rosters are allowed to expand beyond the usual 25-man limit, and teams may call up anyone from the minors who is on the 40-man …

August 23, 2007
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A fresh start?

DENVER — Bob Nutting delivered some good news yesterday. During a telephone conversation from his office in Wheeling, Nutting indicated the next Pirates’ CEO will be a “baseball guy” — which should calm the jangled nerves of fans who feared …

August 15, 2007
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Older by the minute

Earlier this season, Pirates management liked to brag about the team’s young, homegrown pitching rotation. The Pirates were, we were reminded time and again, the only team in the majors that raised all five of its starters from its farm …

August 14, 2007
by rob biertempfel


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Kuwata gone

We will not see Masumi Kuwata pitch again for the Pirates, even after rosters expand Sept. 1. The Pirates have guys on their 40-man roster — younger guys, who supposedly are building blocks for the future — who deserve to …

 
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