-- Jen Langosch of MLB.com has a list of the Pirates 15 non-roster camp invitees, while Dan Mennella of MLB Trade Rumors has a couple of comments on the class. She also has the full contract details for Garrett Atkins and Brian Burres.
-- Josh of Billy Beane Is My Hero blog lists the ten worst rotations in baseball heading into 2011. Guess which one is #30? Where's the Kevin Correia/Scott Olsen love at?
-- The Pirates still need a lefty reliever; Brian Fuentes is the top of the remaining crop. Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors wrote late last week that "The Blue Jays, Rays, Mariners, Twins, Pirates, Yankees, and Mets do seem destined to add relievers, though I can see a shift toward a buyer's market a few weeks from now."
That still holds true; Fuentes is hoping for a pot of gold; the Pirates are hoping for a drop in cost as February approaches.
-- Several sources report that the Twins are close to signing up Carl Pavano again. The Pirates were believed to be interested in him, although to what degree is unknown.
Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review has some notes on both Pavano and Fuentes.
-- The Phillies signed Delwyn Young to a minor-league contract with an invite to camp.