Originally written on Raise the Jolly Roger!  |  Last updated 12/8/11
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Albert Pujols is headed to the Los Angeles Angels, which of course is fantastic news. The Pirates will almost never see him again.

The Bucs made a pick in the Rule 5 draft this morning, taking shortstop Gustavo Nunez from Detroit. Stop me if you’ve heard this before – Nunez is a good fielder that can’t really hit. I don’t expect him to hang around all year, and don’t really understand the pick.

The Pirates also lost a player in the draft – Brett Lorin was selected by the DBacks. Lorin was only in High-A this year but had a good season and isn’t a bad prospect. I’d rather have him than Nunez. Oh well.

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