Frank Coonelly held his monthly chat on MLB.com this afternoon. You can read the transcript here. Some of the highlights of the chat:
-Coonelly mentions that the Pirates are looking to add a bullpen piece or two. He also said that adding Kevin Correia, and adding Scott Olsen to compete for the 5th starter role has bolstered the rotation for 2011.
-He mentioned Rudy Owens, Jeff Locke, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and Alex Presley as players who could have a meaningful impact on the 2011 team, similar to what Pedro Alvarez, Jose Tabata, and Neil Walker did in 2010.
-Jameson Taillon has a legitimate chance of starting his career with the West Virginia Power.
-The Pirates haven't had any conversations with Seattle about bringing Jack Wilson back. Coonelly mentioned that Wilson ...
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