The Pittsburgh Pirates made a big wave of cuts today, putting the Spring Training roster at 31 players. That includes Chris Stewart, who is projected to start the season on the disabled list. That leaves five more cuts remaining before Opening Day.
Neal Huntington said today that the team could make the final cuts in Philadelphia over the weekend.
"As hard as our decisions were last night and at the end of today, we've still got some challenging decisions," Huntington said.
Those "challenging decisions" don't appear to include many players on the active roster. If the Pirates don't make any trades, then their roster appears to be set, with just a few expected cuts remaining. The only challenging decision would be deciding which reliever to let go out of the four relievers who are out of options and battling for the final three bullpen spots.
The Pirates could be active on the trade market this week, with as many as four trades being a possibility. We know they'll end up mak...
Tim is the owner and editor in chief of Pirates Prospects. He started the site in January 2009, and turned it into his full time job during the 2011 season. Prior to starting Pirates Prospects, Tim worked with AccuScore.com, providing MLB, NHL, and NFL coverage to various national media outlets, including ESPN Insider, USA Today, Yahoo Sports, and the Wall Street Journal. He also writes the annual Prospect Guide, which is sold through the site. Tim lives in Bradenton, where he provides live coverage all year of Spring Training, mini camp, instructs, the Bradenton Marauders, and the GCL Pirates.