In the last few weeks I've talked about the positional recaps for the Pittsburgh Pirates from the 2010 season, leading to my evaluation of the off-season needs heading in to the 2011 season. That also brought on the 2011 40-man roster and payroll, which at this stage includes some predictions on how the Pirates will handle some of the off-season moves. The 2010 recaps, the off-season needs, and the 40-man roster decisions have brought up a few questions. I figured the best way to address those would be through a Q&A.
First, we have Stefan, with this portion of his response to the off-season needs article:
Second get rid of Andy LaRoche by DFA'ing him like Moss last year and let him rebound in AAA and at least prove himself deserving of another shot....i doubt anyone will claim h...
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