Hey, while we have time between games, the real writers have been busy pounding out some interesting tales today.
-- Dejan Kovacevic of the Post Gazette covers the Pirates attack, one of the worst in the history of the franchise with lots of stats (and none good).
-- Jen Langosch of MLB.com posts in her blog about all the waiver wire deals the Pirates have made, and their success (or lack thereof).
-- Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune Review has the tale of the Bucco staff and their work - and frustrations - with Ronny Cedeno.
-- Sports Illustrated and L. Jon Werthheim have a "state of the Buccos" article called "Not A Pretty Picture."
-- Patrick on the NPB Tracker, which covers Japanese baseball, posted that the "Chiba Lotte is closing in on an agreement to bring in Hayden Penn, who is currently playing for the Pirates’ 3A affiliate."