Found January 26, 2012 on
Jenifer Langosch examines the Bucs signing Erik Bedard, but not Paul Maholm, who would close if Joel Hanrahan was hurt, and more in her final Pirates Inbox.
BEST OF MAXIM
Yesterday I looked at the 2013 payroll in a way-too-early projection. It’s hard getting an estimate for the 2012 payroll, and that’s only a few months away. The 2013 payroll seemed impossible due to all of the variables that can take place between now and the start of the 2013 season. So the 2014 payroll would be impossible to project. But we’re not looking for accuracy here...
Only two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, no major transactions and I even checked the minor league rosters for a birthday today and couldn’t find one, so today will be a light day.
Pritchard pictured here on his 1958 Topps card
Dan Serafini(1974) lefty pitcher for the 2000 Pirates. He was originally a 1st round draft pick of the Twins in 1992 and he averaged...
The organization has some true star power at the top of its minor league depth chart but things begin to peter out after the Top 3 prospects and the cupboard is rather bare by the end of the Top 15. The downside to the system is that the majority of the high-ceiling talent is currently in A-ball or lower so it will be a little while before the fan base begins to reap the benefits...
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2012 title for all 30 teams.
"Same Old Pirates." For a long time, every single glimmer of hope on Pittsburgh's North Shore was followed with that phrase. A good trade followed by an injury. A promising...
Hello again, everybody. It has been a few weeks, but it’s Friday, and I am back. So, let’s get together, and throw out some quick thoughts and observations about our favorite baseball team. There is a lot going on, and at any minute now the Chicago Cubans could really start taking shape.
Nonetheless, news could start breaking any minute so let’s get moving.
• After trolling...
Here’s the proof:
Whatever you say, guys.
©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..
It's hard to avoid the conclusion at this point that the Pirates won't be making any more significant upgrades to their rotation. In the last few weeks two guys they seemed to have targeted this winter based on prior connections to Clint Hurdle -- Aaron Cook and Jeff Francis -- both signed minor league deals with contenders. Former Pirate Paul Maholm signed a very reasonable...
After battling through injuries and inexperience, Josh Vitters, the Cubs' top pick in the 2007 First- Year Player Draft, appears ready to compete for a chance to reach the big leagues in 2012.
The Cubs removed reliever Manny Corpas, who is still recovering from elbow surgery, from the 40-man roster but will still invite him to spring training with a chance to make the team.
The White Sox signed left-hander Scott Olsen to a minor league contract, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick tweets. The deal includes a 2013 option on Olsen, a Sosnick/Cobbe client.
Olsen, 28, signed with the Pirates last offseason, but he had shoulder problems and they released him in May. He was a serviceable starter for the Marlins from 2006-08, when he posted a 4.65 ERA with 6...