Found November 19, 2011 on WHYGAVS?:
The Pirates waited until pretty late last night to announce all of the roster moves they made in advance of the Rule 5 Draft, but the news finally did get out. They started early in the day by claiming Brian Jeroloman and Jeremy Hefner off of waivers and outrighting Matt Pagnozzi to the minors. Jeroloman, from the Blue Jays system, doesn't appear to hit much, but he's got a crazy minor league walk rate (his minor league batting average is .245 and his minor league OBP is .378). I will just assume that the Pirates think highly of his defense because that's usually the reason guys like these get claimed. Still, he's 26, hasn't played in the big leagues yet, and put up a .631 OPS (.295 SLG) in the hitter-friendly PCL in 2011. I'm a little puzzled by this pickup, to be honest. Hefner's a bit tougher to judge; he put up some good strikeout rates in the low minors, including in the extremely hitter-friendly California League, but he's struggled a bit in Dou...

An Ode To The Jeroloman

The Blue Jays made a series of roster moves Friday.  First, the club lost catcher Brian Jeroloman on waivers to Pittsburgh and also lost recent waiver claim, right-hander Cole Kimball, back to his original club - the Washington Nationals.  Second, the team picked up right-hander Drew Carpenter on waivers from San Diego. Third, the team added catcher Travis d'Arnaud, first baseman...

The Truth About Waiver Claims

Among the moves made by the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, the team made two waiver claims, selecting right handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner off of waivers from the San Diego Padres, and taking catcher Brian Jeroloman off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays.  In almost every case of a waiver claim, the reception from the Pirates fan base is apathetic, although that apathy can also...

Pirates claim Hefner and Jeroloman off waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they have claimed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner and catcher Brian Jeroloman off waivers from the San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays respectively. Image by Navin75 under the Creative Commons License.

Bucs claim catcher Jeroloman, righty Hefner

The Pirates claimed catcher Brian Jeroloman and righty Jeremy Hefner off waivers Friday and outrighted catcher Matt Pagnozzi to bring their 40-man roster to 36 ahead of the midnight ET deadline to set rosters.

Pirates claim two off waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates today announced they have claimed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner off waivers from the San Diego Padres and catcher Brian Jeroloman off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Pirates have also outrighted catcher Matt Pagnozzi to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pirates claim Hefner, Jeroloman on waivers; outright Pagnozzi

The Pirates claimed right-hander Jeremy Hefner and catcher Brian Jeroloman off waivers Friday and sent catcher Matt Pagnozzi outright to Class AAA Indianapolis.

Toronto loses two players on waiver claims

The Blue Jays lost catcher Brian Jeroloman and right-hander Cole Kimball on waivers Friday afternoon.

Pirates claim pitcher, catcher on waivers

The Pirates today made two waiver claims, taking right-hander Jeremy Hefner from the San Diego Padres and catcher Brian Jeroloman from the Toronto Blue Jays. Catcher Tom Pagnozzi, who was claimed off waviers in September, was outrighted to Triple-A Indianapolis.

Padres Add Six Players to the 40 Man

If you blinked an eye you may have missed out on some of the Padres news over the last few days.  Time to play catchup, let's start with the new (back up) hitting coach Alonzo Powell.  Powell will work under (new) current Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier.  This is what Padres general manager Josh Byrnes had to say about the signing: We are excited about Alonzo coming on...

Bucs claim two off waivers, outright Pagnozzi

The Pirates made two pretty head-scratching waiver claims today, adding pitcher Jeremy Hefner from San Diego and catcher Brian Jeroloman from Toronto. They also outrighted catcher Matt Pagnozzi (who they added late in the season for extra depth) to Indy – he can become a minor league free agent or accept a minor league offer from the Pirates. Hefner is 25 and was the Padres’...

Okay sure, it's not news. I, like every other Blue Jays fan on the planet, am still swooning over the new unis. I didn't even particularly dislike the last ones (the only ones I ever hated was the hideous T-Bird design) but these come very near to perfection. My favorite choice is to use the stripped down logo (as opposed to the one with the baseball behind it) on the cap...
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