Looking back at the smaller trades

The Pittsburgh Pirates have made no shortage of deals in the two years Neal Huntington has been the General Manager of the team. In those two years, many of the deals have involved major players, like Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Freddy Sanchez. The returns have brought back top prospects like Andy LaRoche, Jose Tabata, and Tim Alderson. There have also been several minor deals made by the Pirates which haven’t sent away a major...

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Spring Training Battles: Backup Catcher

After the breakout season Ryan Doumit had last year, and after Doumit’s extension this off-season, the starting catcher position is locked up for the next three to five years. That still leaves a battle for the backup position, mostly between two players the Pirates have brought in from other organizations in the last year. While the Pirates currently have four catchers remaining in camp, Jason Jaramillo and Robinzon Diaz are...

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