Pirates Notebook: Baseball Needs Instant Replay

I don’t want to put a damper on today’s game, because honestly, anytime the Pirates can take a series from the Brewers, I’m all for it.  As it happened today, the Pirates got very lucky in their win. I’m not talking about the fact that the Brewers have had so much success against the Pirates in recent history.  I’m not talking about any individual plays, such as the Ryan Doumit home run to tie...

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Pirates sign James Skelton, release two players

Baseball America released their weekly minor league transactions today, with several transactions listed for the Pirates.  Most of them we already knew about: the call-ups, players designated for assignment, and all of the other roster shuffling from the last week.  However, there were a few moves announced that are new news. First, the Pirates signed catcher James Skelton. Skelton was once a marginal catching prospect in...

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