Pirates Notebook: Five Big Surprises

Ever since the new management group took over, the theme has been re-building the minor league system. We’ve seen this process through trades, such as the Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Nate McLouth deals. We’ve seen it through the draft, especially when we went over slot to get guys like Robbie Grossman. We’ve also seen a few free agent additions, like Tyler Herron, and some minor moves, like trading Andy Phillips for...

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New Site Design

For the last few days I’ve been working on a new site design, which obviously is up now. This also explains the lack of a notebook the last two nights (that, plus I was out of town all day yesterday for the 4th). A few new additions to the site: -The Features navigation bar, which used to be on the side, is now in the black bar above.-There’s a Featured Post section. I’ll usually keep this updated with the biggest...

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