What Would Paul Maholm Be Worth?

A lot of trade rumors have surrounded Paul Maholm this off-season.  The left hander is entering the final year of his three year contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates, earning $5.75 M this year.  He also has an option in 2012 for $9.75 M, with a $750,000 buyout.  However, because Maholm is coming off a year where he put up a 5.10 ERA in 185.1 innings of work, the popular opinion is that the Pirates won’t exercise that option, or...

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Ohlendorf Frustrates Cubs on Momentous Day

So why was this a momentous day? Two reasons: 1. The 100th anniversary of the opening of Forbes Field 2. For the second straight year the Pirates have traded away 2/3 of their starting outfield. Ross Ohlendorf picked up his 7th win by tossing seven shutout innings to overshadow (at least temporarily) all of that. He allowed three singles, a double and no walks while striking out eight. Freddy Sanchez played the role of a man picking...

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