Looks like the Bucs last best chance to land a top end pitcher may have bitten the dust. Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated wrote "Carl Pavano and the Twins are expected to have a two-year deal by the middle of this week. The Pirates in particular have made a run at Pavano, but the Twins' advantage is that they are a contending team...(and have) provided a comfortable environment for the pitcher to thrive in the last two seasons."
Heyman tweeted before the deal that the Pirates were one of the teams still actively seeking pitching. Hey, Aaron Heilman is still available!