The Pirates made two additions in the Rule 5 draft today that could help their bullpen in the short-term and long-term. We still don't know whether the team is going to be buying or selling this offseason, and Neal Huntington didn't give any hints today with his public comments.
I'll have more on that subject tomorrow, but the summary is that I wouldn't take his comments here at face value. I think they have an idea of what direction they're headed in, and I don't think it benefits them to make that direction public before any moves are made. We'll find out the direction eventually, but we won't get a sneak preview.
Regardless of what the Pirates do with the overall team, they took a step closer today to having a good bullpe...
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