Found December 08, 2011 on WHYGAVS?:
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:  Erik Bedard Jeremy Hefner Rudy Owens Duke Welker Justin Wilson Rod Barajas Clint Barmes Matt Hague Jordy Mercer Yamaico Navarro Gustavo Nunez Starling Marte Nate McLouth  Less than half of those players were added from within the organization to protect them from the Rule 5 draft. And I'm almost certain the Pirates aren't done yet. This is going to be a heck of a different roster when 2012 begins. 
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