Pirates cut three, Jaramillo and Ohlendorf win jobs

According to DK at the PBC Blog, the Pittsburgh Pirates have cut Steve Pearce, Robinzon Diaz, and Anderson Machado. The Diaz move means that Jason Jaramillo is now a lock for the backup catcher job, something that has been confirmed by Neal Huntington. Check out the Spring Training Tracker and the 25 Man Roster Projection to see how the moves impact the Pirates, and who is left in camp fighting for a job. Huntington also announced...

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Reading Between the Lines: Coonelly Chat

Frank Coonelly did his monthly chat yesterday. While my opinion is that most GMs and CEOs in baseball (Pirates included) won’t come out and say everything in these situations, I believe we can read between the lines in certain cases and take a guess as to what the plan could be. So in an attempt to do that, let’s read between the lines for yesterday’s chat with Coonelly: stwoods53: I think you’re doing a great...

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Draft Results (So Far) and BlogTalkRadio.com

The draft I had yesterday isn’t over. We only had 14 teams, but the first three rounds took an hour, and it took four hours to complete 20 of the 29 rounds. We’re on the 22nd round now, drafting in the conference breaks, and will hopefully finish by the end of the conference. I managed to get the following team, with three Pirates (picking 7th): 1. OF – Grady Sizemore2. 1B – Lance Berkman3. 2B – Brian...

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Early 2009 Pirates fantasy outlook

As most of you know, my day job is a sports writer/analyst at AccuScore.com, where I basically do what I’m doing here for fun, only I get paid for it, and don’t write about the Pirates nearly as often. I just arrived in Tampa for the Fantasy Sports Trade Association Winter conference, part of my job duties at AccuScore, which will feature a few days of golf, karaoke bars, networking, and listening to panels discuss the...

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