Friday, August 19, 2011


The Red's RHP Homer Bailey (7-5, 4.43) will go against RHP Kevin Correia (12-11, 4.62). The game starts at 7:05 PM and will be aired on Root Sports.

Lineup: Jose Tabata RF, Garrett Jones 1B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Doumit C, Neil Walker 2B, Ryan Ludwick LF, Brandon Wood 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, Kevin Correia P.

Clint opted for Wood over Josh Harrison and Ludwick over Xavier Paul.

  • The hot rumor is that the Bucs and Jose Tabata are talking contract extension. We'll post later when we find out a little more; right now the guess is a six-year deal, which would carry him into his first year of free agency.
  • C Jason Jaramillo is having a tough year at Indy. He's on the DL for the second time, now with tightness in his lower body, tweets Tribe broadcaster Scott McCauley, and needs some rest. JJ's been out since Friday.
  • Last night, High A Bradenton OF Robbie Grossman became the first minor league player since Nick Swisher in 2004 to score 100 runs and walk 100 times in a season.
  • The Bucs are introducing Josh Bell to the media this afternoon.
  • Jim Callis of Baseball America has the total bonus money paid out by MLB clubs for the past five years. Pittsburgh and Washington are 1-2.


WilliamJPellas said...

Correia, methinks, is out of gas, along with most of the Pirates' rotation. Now would be the optimal time to take a longer look at B-Rad and at least one of the Triple-A arms. My pick would be Justin Wilson. Glad to see they shut Maholm down, a move that was long overdue. I'd give serious consideration, in fact, to shutting down most of the rotation once we get into September, and using the last month to take a longer look at some of the kid pitchers.

Ron Ieraci said...

Good thought, will. I think that KC and Jeff Karstens can use some extended breaks, and Lincoln and Ohlie are already on the 40 man, so September is a good time to use them.

As for Cole, who knows? It's not like this is exactly a great time to earning interest. But I never really understood the present value v future value of money too well...maybe that's why I'm always broke!