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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Notes: Brandon Jones, Brian Burres, Jeff Karstens

A few notes from today after a great win against the Brewers… -Brandon Jones has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Indianapolis, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  So not much of a change, except Jones isn’t on the 40-man roster anymore.  He is eligible for minor league free agency at the end of the season if he isn’t on the 40-man roster at the time. -Brian Burres will make the start tomorrow in Los...

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Pirates Notebook: Breath of Fresh Air

I was getting ready to sit down and watch the game tonight when I got called in to do some work for the Census Bureau.  Luckily I’m just doing courier work, which means while other people are visiting houses where people haven’t filled out the census, I’m just driving from office to office picking up payroll forms.  That allowed me to listen to the game tonight on XM, with Bob Uecker doing the broadcasting,...

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Pirates Notebook: Could Pearce or Walker be on the way?

It seems like every night I’ve got some post talking about upcoming roster moves, the roster moves that were made that day, and any other contingency that could affect the roster moves.  Tonight we’ve got a new batch of updates, leading to some speculation. First, the Pirates designated John Raynor for assignment, and purchased the contract of Jeff Karstens, according to Dejan Kovacevic.  Karstens will start...

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Raynor designated for assignment to make room for Karstens

Jeff Karstens, expected to start on Tuesday night, has been added to the 40-man roster. To make room for him, John Raynor was designated for assignment.

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