The big news for the Pittsburgh Pirates this week was the trade for Ike Davis. Beyond that, the Pirates went 2-5 against the Reds and Brewers, although they could have been 4-3 had it not been for Ryan Braun hitting ninth inning homers off Jason Grilli in back to back games.
Neal Huntington Thinks the Pirates Can Get Ike Davis on the Right Track. That's pretty obvious, since Huntington traded for Davis. However, he talks about some of the things that could give Davis a boost in his move to Pittsburgh, such as escaping Citi Field. Meanwhile, Davis Looks Forward to a Fresh Start With the Pirates.
**I've updated the future payroll chart with the Davis addition. If he works out, then the Pirates will have all of their offensive starters under team control through the 2016 season. That doesn't include the Gaby Sanchez half of the first base platoon, since Sanchez is only under control through the 2015 season.
**Over the weekend, I looked at how good the Davis/Sanchez platoon could ...
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