Originally written on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Today is August 31st. On August 31st, baseball's rosters lock for the post-season, which means that only players on the active roster or the disabled list on August 31st can be used in the playoffs (with an exception for the 60-day disabled list, which we can talk more about in a minute). The Pittsburgh Pirates are only 1/2 game out of a playoff spot right now, which means that this is actually something the Pittsburgh Pirates have to actively worry about today. This is weird and wonderful. We don't know anything official yet, but KDKA's Mike Vukovcan reported yesterday that Alex Presley and Kyle McPherson are both on their way to Milwaukee to meet the club. It's easy to guess what McPherson might be doing there, since the Pirates only have four starting pitchers right now, but we have to do some extrapolation for Presley. Let's start with McPherson, move to Presley, and talk about roster implications from there.There are two reasons McPherson might be in Milwaukee tonight One is th...
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