Looking back at the Gorzelanny/Grabow Trade

The trade that sent John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Chicago Cubs was probably one of the least favorite trades amongst Pittsburgh Pirates fans. At the time of the deal I felt there were two factors fueling this reaction. The first factor was the expectations of Pirates fans following the Jack Wilson and Freddy Sanchez trades. Not many people expected the Pirates to land much of a return for Wilson, so when they brought in Jeff...

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Positional Breakdowns: Starting Pitcher

Going in to the 2008 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates were relying on Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny to carry their pitching staff, while hoping that Paul Maholm and Zach Duke matured, and Matt Morris at least provided some production for his well over-priced salary. Snell and Gorzelanny not only failed, they failed in an epic manner. Duke was good at times, but too inconsistent. Morris did nothing and was released early in the season....

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No Comment

A lot is being made right now of the Kevin Hart/Steven Jackson situation from last night. No, this situation had nothing to do with their on-field performance. It had to do with what happened in the locker room after the game. Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and John Perrotto of Pirates Report both write about how Kevin Hart avoided the media after the game, while Steven Jackson sent word through the media relations...

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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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