2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2010 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) John Russell
Local television FSN Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Greg Brown
Tim Neverett
Bob Walk
John Wehner
Local radio WPGB-FM
Steve Blass
Greg Brown
Tim Neverett
Bob Walk
John Wehner
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The 2010 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 129th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 124th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The 2010 season was the Pirates' MLB-record 18th consecutive losing season. (This is also the longest for any major professional North American sport).

Off-season[edit]

The Pirates used the off-season to pick up bullpen help, signing relievers Javier López, Brendan Donnelly and former closer Octavio Dotel to one-year contracts. They also added a shortstop, Bobby Crosby and re-signed shortstop Ronny Cedeño. The Pirates were intent on not having a losing season for the 18th straight year, though it happened.

Regular season[edit]

Divisional standings[edit]

NL Central
W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Reds 91 71 .562 49–32 42–39
St. Louis Cardinals 86 76 .531 5 52–29 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 77 85 .475 14 40–41 37–44
Houston Astros 76 86 .469 15 42–39 34–47
Chicago Cubs 75 87 .463 16 35–46 40–41
Pittsburgh Pirates 57 105 .352 34 40–41 17–64


Roster[edit]

2010 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening day lineup[edit]

2010 Results[edit]

Game log[edit]

2010 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponents[edit]

TEAMS vs. ARI vs. ATL vs. CHC vs. CIN vs. COL vs. FLA vs. HOU vs. LAD vs. MIL vs. NYM vs. PHI vs. PIT vs. SDP vs. SFG vs. STL vs. WSN vs. AL
Arizona 3–4 1–6 2–5 9–9 3–3 4–3 5–13 3–4 5–1 2–4 2–4 8–10 5–13 4–5 3–4 6–9
Atlanta 4–3 4–2 3–2 2–4 11–7 5–1 5–3 5–2 11–7 8–10 6–3 4–2 4–3 2–6 8–10 9–6
Chicago 6–1 2–4 4–12 2–3 4–2 7–11 3–4 9–6 3–4 4–2 5–10 3–5 2–5 9–6 4–2 8–10
Cincinnati 5–2 2–3 12–4 2–5 5–2 10–5 5–4 11–3 4–2 2–5 10–6 2–4 3–4 6–12 4–3 8–7
Colorado 9–9 4–2 3–2 5–2 3–4 2–4 7–11 5–4 3–3 1–6 3–4 12–6 9–9 3–4 5–3 9–6
Florida 3–3 7–11 2–4 2–5 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–4 12–6 5–13 6–2 3–6 2–5 3–2 13–5 7–8
Houston 3–4 1–5 11–7 5–10 4–2 3–3 2–4 8–7 3–4 4–3 11–4 2–5 2–7 10–5 4–4 3–12
Los Angeles 13–5 3–5 4–3 4–5 11–7 2–4 4–2 4–2 3–4 2–4 4–3 8–10 8–10 3–4 3–3 4–11
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 6–9 3–11 4–5 4–4 7–8 2–4 5–2 1–5 13–5 3–4 2–5 8–7 4–2 9–6
New York 1–5 7–11 4–3 2–4 3–3 6–12 4–3 4–3 2–5 9–9 6–1 3–3 3–4 3–3 9–9 13–5
Philadelphia 4–2 10–8 2–4 5–2 6–1 13–5 3–4 4–2 5–1 9–9 2–4 5–2 3–3 4–4 12–6 10–8
Pittsburgh 4–2 3–6 10–5 6–10 4–3 2–6 4–11 3–4 5–13 1–6 4–2 0–6 2–4 6–9 1–5 2–13
San Diego 10–8 2–4 5–3 4–2 6–12 6–3 5–2 10–8 4–3 3–3 2–5 6–0 12–6 3–4 3–3 9–6
San Francisco 13–5 3–4 5–2 4–3 9–9 5–2 7–2 10–8 5–2 4–3 3–3 4–2 6–12 3–3 4–2 7–8
St. Louis 5–4 6–2 6–9 12–6 4–3 2–3 5–10 4–3 7–8 3–3 4–4 9–6 4–3 3–3 3–3 9–6
Washington 4–3 10–8 2–4 3–4 3–5 5–13 4–4 3–3 2–4 9–9 6–12 5–1 3–3 2–4 3–3 5–13

October 3, 2010 - final for 2010 NL season


Awards and honors[edit]

2010 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

NL Player of the Week Award

Statistics[edit]

Hitting
Pitching

Transactions[edit]

Pre-Season[edit]

(November 4, 2009 – April 4, 2010)

  • On December 3, 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted Kevan Graves to assistant director of baseball operations and hired Mike Basso as a major league scout, Toshi Nagahara as assistant trainer and Tyrone Brooks as director of baseball operations.[7]
  • On December 13, 2009 the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed Ronny Cedeño to a 1-year/$1.125 million contract.[10]
  • On January 14, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent D.J. Carrasco to a Minor League contract.[15]
  • On January 16, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Brendan Donnelly to a 1-year/$1.5 million contract.[16]
  • On January 21, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent Octavio Dotel to a 1-year contract.[20]

In-Season[edit]

(April 5, 2010 – November 1, 2010)

  • On May 18, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Latin American prospects Angel Sanchez, Brayan Almonte, Jose Acosta, Jose Roman, Oderman Rocha and Willy Garcia.[25]
  • On June 15, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft picks Chase Lyles, Justin Bencsko, Justin Ennis, Kelson Brown, Kevin Decker and Matt Skirving and signed non-drafted free agent Kevin Mort.[27]
  • On June 18, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft picks Tyler Waldron and Vince Payne.[28]
  • On June 25, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft pick Justin Howard.[29]
  • On June 28, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft picks Casey Sadler, James Archibald and Jason Townsend.[30]
  • On July 2, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft pick Matt Curry.[31]
  • On July 15, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft pick Mel Rojas, Jr.[33]
  • On July 20, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed non-drafted free agents Yunior Aquiles, Cristian Henriquez, Yunior Montero, Melvin Rosario, Miguel De Aza, Rodney Polonia, Isaac Sanchez and Heriberto Figueroa.[34]
  • On August 9, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft picks Nick Kingham, Brandon Cumpton and Ryan Hafner.[39]
  • On August 16, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed draft picks Drew Maggi, Jared Lakind,[40] Jameson Taillon[41] and Stetson Allie.[42]
  • On August 25, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Dilson Herrera.[44]
  • On October 4, 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that John Russell has been relieved of his duties as the club's Manager.[46]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Frank Kremblas
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Matt Walbeck
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League P. J. Forbes
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Gary Green
Short-Season A State College Spikes New York–Penn League Gary Robinson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Tom Prince
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Ramon Zapata
Rookie VSL Pirates Venezuelan Summer League Osmin Melendez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Altoona

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