Pirates acquire Delwyn Young

The Pirates acquired Delwyn Young from the Dodgers for two players to be named later, according to MLB.com. Young was mentioned earlier this winter in the Jack Wilson trade talks as one possibility returning in a deal for Wilson. The Dodgers designated him for assignment this week, opening him to a deal with the Pirates. The Pirates are getting a good young player who hasn’t really received a shot in the majors. Young has...

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What If: The Pirates Kept Bay/Nady

I’ve been updating the National League database the past week at AccuScore, getting ready for the start of the season. Soon we will have our initial previews out, although a lot will happen between that point and the end of Spring Training to change those projections. Not too much Pirates news lately, so I figured I’d go with the age old debate tonight: what if the Pirates didn’t trade Jason Bay and Xavier Nady? With...

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Reading Between the Lines: Coonelly Chat

Frank Coonelly did his monthly chat yesterday. While my opinion is that most GMs and CEOs in baseball (Pirates included) won’t come out and say everything in these situations, I believe we can read between the lines in certain cases and take a guess as to what the plan could be. So in an attempt to do that, let’s read between the lines for yesterday’s chat with Coonelly: stwoods53: I think you’re doing a great...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 2000

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. Sean Burnett received a $1,650,000 signing bonus. Jason Sharber received a $500,000 signing bonus. The Chris Young in this draft is the pitcher for the San Diego Padres. He was traded by Dave Littlefield for Matt Herges. Herges was cut before the season...

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