Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/3/09

The Prospect Tracker is updated with tonight’s games. AAA The Result: Indianapolis won 6-2 against Durham. -Jose Tabata went 2 for 5.-Argenis Diaz did not play. Other Game Notes: Eric Hacker pitched six innings, allowing two runs on six hits, with two walks and seven strikeouts. Jeff Clement went 1 for 5 with a stolen base. Brian Bixler went 2 for 4 with a homer and three runs. Brian Myrow and Chris Barnwell also homered for...

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Thoughts on the Grabow/Gorzelanny trade

I was disappointed when I heard the details of this trade. I still have hope for Tom Gorzelanny‘s future, and I think the Pirates sold low on him. I guess it is possible that his arm is still toast from Jim Tracy‘s days as skipper, but his numbers have been solid in Triple-A this year. I see him as a good back-of-the-rotation starter down the road. Thus, when I learned that he was involved in the trade, I was hopeful that...

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Grabow/Gorzelanny Trade Breakdown

The Pirates traded John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Chicago Cubs for three prospects. Here is a breakdown of all of the players involved. The Pirates give… John Grabow: Grabow has been a reliable reliever, and is a free agent after the season. He’s currently eligible for Type A status, which means he’ll fetch two first round comp picks at the end of the season if the Cubs offer him arbitration and he signs...

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Grabow and Gorzelanny dealt to Cubs

Dejan is reporting that a trade sending John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Cubs is nearly complete. There are no further details, but I would hope to receive a pretty nice return. Grabow will likely end up as a Type A free agent this offseason, which could potentially net a valuable draft pick for the Pirates. Gorzelanny has pitched pretty well in Triple-A this season, and I still see him as a piece in the future rotation....

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