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John Perrotto
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Attended Geneva College
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The deadline for making for trades without waivers is 4 p.m. Friday and will probably pass quietly for the Pirates.
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The MLB trade deadline is fast approaching, and teams are starting to strike deals. John Perrotto uses his press pass to give you a behind-the-scenes look.
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Sean Rodriguez has played five positions during his first season with the Pirates and excelled defensively at each.
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Left-handers Stephen Tarpley and Steven Brault, acquired from the Baltimore Orioles organization in a January trade, look like future major leaguers.
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Aramis Ramirez went 0 for 4 Saturday night in his first game back with the Pirates, a 9-3 loss to the Washington Nationals, since being acquired in a trade.
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John Perrotto uses his press pass to tell us what MLB executives are saying about Scott Kazmir, Zack Greinke and others a week away from the trade deadline.
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The Pirates hope the trades for Joe Blanton and Joakim Soria bolster a bullpen that, beside a few relievers, has fallen out of favor of manager Clint Hurdle.
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The Kansas City Royals have done quite well without Johnny Cueto, so they were pleased, but not overjoyed, at the addition of the former Cincinnati Reds ace.
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A.J. Burnett wins a less-than-quality start, Gerrit Cole has a chance to do something that hasn't been done since 1971 and Jung Ho Kang is proving to be a good hitter early.
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General manager Neal Huntington was swift in adding an infielder when he traded for Aramis Ramirez, manager Clint Hurdle fields many poor questions and the receiving of a welfare draft pick.
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Dick Allen's supporters believe the retired slugger from Wampum should be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday.
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The Pirates are reportedly again trying hard to trade first baseman Pedro Alvarez but he responded with a home run Thursday night in a 7-3 victory over the Washington Nationals at PNC Park.
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224 people
Ben Murphy's profile photo
Jeff Gordon's profile photo
John Gasaway's profile photo
Sean Boulton's profile photo
Ryan Howard's profile photo
Rich Herrera's profile photo
Ed Price's profile photo
Larry Granillo's profile photo
David Mottura's profile photo
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Freelance sports writer
Employment
  • Baseball America
    Pittsburgh correspondent, 1990 - present
  • Sports on Earth
    Baseball feature writer, 2013 - present
  • Pro Sports Xchange
    Baseballl columnist, 1996 - present
  • USA Today
    Baseball contributor, 2011 - present
  • Beaver County Times
    Baseball columnist, 1982 - present
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Freelance sports writer
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Have covered Major League Baseball since 1988 along with a variety of other sports since 1978
Education
  • Geneva College
    English, 1981 - 1985
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