-- Pedro has been named the NL Player of the Week. He went 10-for-24 (.417) with 4 doubles, 2 homers, and a MLB-leading 13 RBI. No Bucco has earned that award since Dewey - in June of 2008!
-- Time Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors put together a list of free-agent first baseman that Pittsburgh may be interested in as platoon candidates with Garrett Jones next season.
-- Speaking of free agents, it looks like Jeremy Bonderman and Todd Wellemeyer might be the most attractive of the mid-tier arms available. There's not much in the Pirates' price range for an OF/1B.
-- The Pirates will seek an extra option year for Steve Pearce because of the time he missed due to his injuries. The club will find out next month if a fourth option year will be granted by MLB. As it now stands, Pearce is out of options.
-- Andy LaRoche will play winter ball, and intends to play all around the infield. Given that he won't draw a big salary in 2011 and does have a nice glove, it's possible that he will get a tender offer and remain on the 40-man roster going into 2011 as a corner IF reserve.
Lastings Milledge, Charlie Morton, Sean Gallagher and Jason Jaramillo also plan to get some winter action.