One Year Ago Today: Pirates Bolster Bullpen

I’ve talked a few times the last few days about how the July 31st trade deadline doesn’t represent the final opportunity to add talent for the 2011 season.  I focused on the waiver trading period the other day, but what about waivers themselves?  That’s a way that the Pirates have plugged holes on their team in the past, and it could be an option this year if the right players become available.  As an example of how...

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Chan Ho Park return is possible

Per Jen Langosch: [blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/LangoschMLB/status/4956054236434433"]

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Pirates, Chan Ho Park Have Mutual Interest

Jennifer Langosch reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates and relief pitcher Chan Ho Park have mutual interest in Park returning to the Pirates in 2011.  Langosch mentions that it’s unlikely that the Pirates would add Park on a major league deal, but that a minor league deal would be more likely. Park struggled with the Yankees in 2010, putting up a 5.60 ERA in 35.1 innings, with a 7.4 K/9, a 3.1 BB/9, and a 1.8 HR/9.  After being...

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Pirates Make a Series of Roster Moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a series of roster moves today to re-instate players from the 60-day disabled list, and to clear up some sports on the 40-man roster: -The following players were outrighted off the 40-man roster to AAA: Sean Gallagher, Brandon Moss, Justin Thomas, Steven Jackson, and Jeff Clement, who was re-instated from the 60-day disabled list. Jackson, Thomas, and Moss all have the right to decline their assignments,...

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Should the Pirates Bring Chan Ho Park Back?

On August 4th, the Pittsburgh Pirates made two low-key waiver claims which turned out to be shrewd moves.  They claimed Chris Resop from the Atlanta Braves, and Chan Ho Park from the New York Yankees.  Resop went on to pitch 19 innings for the Pirates, with a 1.89 ERA, an 11.4 K/9, and a 4.7 BB/9.  It was a small sample, but only Joel Hanrahan had a better strikeout ratio among Pirates relievers this year, showing why many people feel...

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