Among the moves made by the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday, the team made two waiver claims, selecting right handed pitcher Jeremy Hefner off of waivers from the San Diego Padres, and taking catcher Brian Jeroloman off of waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays. In almost every case of a waiver claim, the reception from the Pirates fan base is apathetic, although that apathy can also lead to anger over the move being made.
Let's be honest about two things. First, waiver claims aren't very exciting. The players who were claimed were only made available for one reason: they were the 39th or 40th best options on another team's 40-man roster, and the team needed a spot, presumably for a better player. When you make a waiver claim, you're not exactly adding an instant impact player to the team....
To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates' minor league system, all for a very low monthly or yearly rate.
If you're already a member, you can log in below. If you think you're receiving this message in error, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.