Comments on: The Odds of Losing a Player to the Rule 5 Draft Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:44:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: David Kaufman Sat, 17 Sep 2011 13:14:00 +0000 not sure what you mean by lack of lefties, we have danny moskos, garret olson, aaron thompson, justin wilson, tony watson, no need for another lefty reliever. I would rather go after a position like third base, I have no confidence in Josh harrison as a backup……although it might be a good idea to move Hague or mercer to third.

By: Brian Bernard Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:47:00 +0000 Tim, 
Another great job on the upcoming rule 5 decisions. With all of this depth in the minors and majors, do you see the Pirates actively pursuing another rule 5 pick next year? If you do, what positions might they be considering?
As I look at the roster today, I see depth at every position except for a few – Left handed pitching, 1st base options. As you mentioned it’s unlikely to see any value at first base, so other than a loogy, is there any reason to make a pick?