What Would Paul Maholm Be Worth?

A lot of trade rumors have surrounded Paul Maholm this off-season.  The left hander is entering the final year of his three year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning $5.75 M this year.  He also has an option in 2012 for $9.75 M, with a $750,000 buyout.  However, because Maholm is coming off a year where he put up a 5.10 ERA in 185.1 innings of work, the popular opinion is that the Pirates won’t exercise that option, or...

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Would Carl Pavano Be a Good Investment?

Possibly the best free agent starting pitcher remaining on the market right now is Carl Pavano.  Last night, John Perrotto tweeted that there were rumblings that the Pittsburgh Pirates could jump in on the bidding for Pavano.  Rob Biertempfel mentioned today that the Pirates would only be interested in Pavano if the price/years were right. We don’t know what that means from the perspective of the Pirates, although we do know...

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Bucs Win Comedy of Errors

Zach Duke allowed just one run in six innings to get his 8th win. He was supported by Adam LaRoche who homered and drove in three runs. But the defense committed three errors. That helped Cleveland score five runs in the 9th (just two earned) off of Steven Jackson to make the final 10-6. The Pirates had been the beneficiaries of a Cleveland miscue earlier in the game. With two out and nothing happening, rookie SS Luis Valbuena...

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