I was going to write yesterday about the decision for the Pirates to outright Drew Hutchison off the 40-man roster, although there really wasn't any news there. The Pirates didn't call Hutchison up in September, despite paying him $2.3 M this year, and despite him being on the 40-man roster. That said all that needed to be said about Hutchison's future with the team, and outrighting him just sped up the process of cutting ties (although he won't be a free agent until the end of the season).

The Pirates didn't get anything from Hutchison, outside of some bad starts last year, and a failed experiment during Spring Training. He produced in Triple-A, and looked like a depth option, but was never called up. I'm not going to rehash the Francisco Liriano trade for the ten millionth time in the...

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