• Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #7

    Question #1: What do you think of Dan Szymborski's 2007 ZiPS projections for the Pirates? In your opinion, will the Pirates' regulars perform better, worse or the same as projected? Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles: I don’t see any obvious howlers in there. Like all projection systems, ZiPS leans heavily toward...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #6

    Question #1: Should the Pirates keep veterans like Salomon Torres and Damaso Marte around when they control a number of younger relievers who may be ready to step into a big league bullpen? Matt and Alan from Bucco Wire: We think the Pirates should keep Torres. Torres was signed at a very...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #5

    What is Mike Gonzalez' perceived value to your team? What would be a fair return for him in a trade? Dan Benton from Off the Facade: His value to the Yankees would come in the form of primary set-up man for Mariano Rivera. He would also be able to close games when...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #4

    Question #1: Do you agree with the assertion made by Dave Littlefield during his pirates.com live chat that "good pitching is going to beat good hitting?" Pat from WHYGAVS: There's probably no historical data that bears Littlefield's statement out. Sometimes outstanding offenses beat great pitching and sometimes it's the other way around....

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #3

    Question #1: Who is the most underrated player in the Pirates farm system? Randy from Buried Treasure: It's hard to think of a guy who’ll turn 27 in 2007 as underrated. But Brad Eldred hit 40 homers in three stops in less than 500 ABs in 2005. Yeah, he strikes out too...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #2

    Question: What do you think of the Pirates' performance at the Winter Meetings? How did we did we grade out as compared to the rest of the NL Central? Bones from Honest Wagner: Rather than putting on his clinic of mind-numbing stupidity usually scheduled for this time of year, DL simply did...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #1

    Question #1: What's your take on the Pirates' situation within the NL Central? What impact have free agent signings and trades within the division had on the Pirates as they move forward this offseason and enter the 2007 campaign? Wilbur Miller from Pirate Player Profiles: This is still a preliminary stage of...

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