Catch and Spanky Talk Pirates

Biggest surprises and disappointments:

Spanky: When I sat down and really started thinking about which players I am pleasantly surprised by and which I’m terribly disappointed in, I realized an alarming trend. There were a lot more players I’m disappointed in that happy with.

Although, there are two players in particular that I’m extremely unhappy […]

Bryan Morris Promoted to Altoona

Apparently, 24 consecutive scoreless innings and 33 innings without allowing an earned run gets you promoted these days. Bryan Morris was finally promoted to AA Altoona yesterday which is news very much to the relief of Florida State League hitters everywhere.  Morris, the former first round pick of the Dodgers acquired in the Jason Bay […]

Hey, Check Out Charlie! Also, Cubs Suck.

Charlie Morton finally put together a strong start last night, going 6 innings with only 5 hits and no walks and generally just looking sharp all evening by completing his six innings in only 80 pitches.  After that it was Meek/Hanrahan/Dotel time and lately that has largely been a recipe for success, a trend that […]

Farmville 2 – Electric Boogaloo

Hey, little Jimmy is building a new barn.  Lets go help out on the farm!

AAA – Indianapolis (13-13)

– The bats for the Indians continue to absolutely mash with Steve Pearce leading the way still with an OPS of an absurd 1.057 and an XB% of 46.6%.  If he isn’t […]

Bradenton Marauders Win Again, Also Heal the Lame and the Blind

Instead of talking about the Pirate game last night (we kind of sucked) or how much I hate the Brewers (Ryan Braun is a super douche), I’m going to recap last night’s game of the “World’s Greatest Minor League Team”, your Bradenton Marauders.

The Marauders decided to take it easy […]

Farmville – The Return

With the Pirates off today while waiting for the Brewers to come to town, it seems like a perfect opportunity to take a look around the minors.  Let’s accept those neighbor and gift requests and do some farming!

AAA Indianapolis (4-8)

– Things have taken a […]


Not only has the big club started the season nicely at 3-2, but the PBC minor league affiliates have gotten off to positive starts as well with most of the damage being done by legitimate prospects as opposed to the Littlefield-era 30-year-old minor league fillers.  Let’s fire up the ol’ prospect harvester then and take […]