First of all, I apologize for the site being down for a few days. As you can see, we were moving to a new layout and, unfortunately, there were some technical issues during that process. AKA, I don’t understand how computers work. If you have been following us via an RSS feed, be sure to update to our new feed.
It was a lousy couple of days for me to have knocked the blog out of commission, as Neal Huntington began making moves like a madman. Things kicked off with a bang, as Brian Bixler was traded to the Indians for Jesus Brito. Brito is an interesting fringe prospect, which is much more than anyone expected to get for Bixler. However, he has only a slim chance of turning into anything down the road, and probably will never reach the level that Bixler already has reached. Still, Bixler was a likely candidate to be removed from the roster, so it is nice to get something in return.
Next on the agenda was Zach Duke avoiding arbitration by sig...
Matt has covered the Pirates at Wait ‘Til Next Year, Pittsburgh Lumber Co. and now Pirates Prospects. He served as Pirates team expert for Heater Magazine in 2009 and 2010 and has contributed to Graphical Player 2009, 2010 and 2011. Matt was also the editor of the 2011 and 2012 Pirates Prospects Annuals.