The Post-Gazette has reported that the Bucs have cut Jody Gerut. That's no surprise at all. Of more importance is that Dave Littlefield confirmed that Brad Eldred will start seeing time in the outfield, probably not in actual Spring Training games right away.
To quote a former colleague of mine: I sense danger. I mentioned in a previous post that I figured that Eldred would be as comfortable in the outfield as Greg Luzinski. I think that is probably the best case scenario. Worst case is Les Nessman from WKRP in Cincinnati in the episode where WKRP takes on WPIG in softball....
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Randy is currently living and thriving in suburban Dayton, OH with his wife and two kids. He was raised in Cincinnati, OH and attended Anderson High School. He went to Miami University (Ohio) and received a degree in Paper Science Engineering from MU. He is a devout Christian and a pop culture buff. He coaches his son’s baseball and basketball teams and his daughters softball and basketball teams. Randy has been a Pirates fan since the late 1970s and has fond memories of the 1979 World Series team. He began blogging for Most Valuable Network in 5/2004 after stumbling across a help-wanted sign for a Pirates blogger. He wrote for Pittsburgh Lumber Co. until the site merged with Pirates Prospects in 2/2011.