Comments on: Garrett Atkins and Brian Burres Contract Details Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:38:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Mon, 10 Jan 2011 14:57:00 +0000 Do not have a clue why Atkins, but Brian Burres was a very effective SP for us in Sep/Oct last year. Six starts, 5 of which were quality starts where he was 2-1, 2.32 ERA. I hope he gets a chance to at least work out of the BP as a long term LH reliever/spot SP.