The last few years any time there has been a September waiver claim, the general thought has been that the Pittsburgh Pirates claimed the player, hoping they could sneak him through waivers during the off-season. Yesterday, the Pirates claimed catcher Matt Pagnozzi, and not only was the "off-season waivers" theory brought up, but there were questions about whether Pagnozzi would factor in to the catching plans next year.
As far as waivers go, looking at the last few years, the Pirates have had a serious interest in their September waiver claims.
2010: They selected Chris Leroux off of waivers from the Florida Marlins. All off-season it was speculated that he would be removed from the roster. He stayed, and that looks like it was a good decision.
2009: They selected Jon Meloan e...
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