Found January 01, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
For a team that finished 23.5 games back in the standings in 1906, the Pittsburgh Piratesdid very little to improve for the following season. It is likely they expected the Chicago Cubs to fall back somewhat from their amazing 116-36 season but looking at the off-season moves, or lack there of, you could say that the Pirates themselves should’ve expected to regress as well. Now the Pirates did make a large amount of late season moves in 1906, picking up nine players either through the rule V draft or by purchasing players from minor league teams including pitcher Nick Maddox, who would be a key member in later years and getting back pitcher Patsy Flaherty, who won 19 games for the Pirates in 1904. Once the season ended though, the off-season was very quiet, save for one big trade. Abbaticchio sat out 1906 to manage a Pittsburgh hotel On December 11, 1906 the Pirates and the Boston Beaneaters pulled off a four player trade with Ginger Beaumont, Claude Ritchey and Patsy Flaherty going...
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