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In yet another head-scratcher your Pittsburgh Pirates selected SS Gustavo Nunez in the Rule V draft. For the Pirates to keep Nunez he will have to spend the season with the big club. That presents a bit of a problem because Nunez has played a whopping 34 games at Double A, his highest level. Even [...]
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With the Winter Meetings wrapping up now that the Rule 5 draft is over, we can probably assume that the Pirates are dont making moves, at least for the next few days. So, for now, let's take a breath and count the players that the Pirates have added to the 40-man roster since the regular season ended:
With the addition of Jose Morales, the Pirates currently have a hilarious six catchers that are somewhere between the Majors and Triple-A, not counting actual prospect Tony Sanchez. They are, in alphabetical order, Rod Barajas, Jake Fox, Eric Fryer, Jason Jaramillo, Mike McKenry, Morales, and Wyatt Toregas. I have never seen such an acumulation of mediocre-to-sub-par catching talent...
The Pirates made another move this afternoon, signing left-handed starter Erik Bedard to a 1-year, $4.5 million deal.
I don’t have a lot of time for a long post, but I am a big fan of this pickup. Bedard is a very good pitcher – possibly the best on the current staff – when healthy. The problem is that he’s ridiculously injury-prone. Still, it’s a very worthwhile risk for...
Using the eighth pick in Thursday's Rule 5 Draft, the Pirates added shortstop Gustavo Nunez to the mix of potential 2012 backup infielders.
I've already written quite a bit about Erik Bedard, both below and at the beginning of November, but now that it looks like a deal is happening I want to give the lefty his own post. You can check out his career stats here and get into the nitty-gritty here at FanGraphs, but basically Bedard is a fastball/curveball guy that can get a lot of swings and misses when he's healthy...
When the news broke this afternoon that the Pirates were no longer in on Wilson Betemit and that they'd made their roster moves to accomodate Erik Bedard and Nate McLouth without releasing Ross Ohlendorf, my gut feeling was that it was a sign that there was another move in the offing. It turns out that was a good instinct: the Pirates traded Brooks Pounders and Diego Goris tonight...
I've got a busy end of the day here, but there are a few things we need to catch up on here: Rob Biertempfel tweets that the Pirates are out on Wilson Betemit, which means that the utility infield job is still open. Ian Stewart, here we come! Meanwhile, the addition of both McLouth and Bedard means the club has two roster spots to open up and so they've DFA'd both Jason...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed minor league free agent catcher Jose Morales.
Albert Pujols is headed to the Los Angeles Angels, which of course is fantastic news. The Pirates will almost never see him again.
The Bucs made a pick in the Rule 5 draft this morning, taking shortstop Gustavo Nunez from Detroit. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Nunez is a good fielder that can’t really hit. I don’t expect him to hang around all year, and don’t really...