Friday, December 2, 2011

Hot Stove

  • IF Mark DeRosa, who has missed the past couple of seasons because of a pair of wrist surgeries, is looking to come back according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. He adds that the Pirates are one of a handful of teams doing at least due diligence on him.
  • Per John Perrotto of Inside Pittsburgh Sports, the Pirates will listen for any possible Hanny deals at the winter meetings. A source told him that " never know how badly a team wants somebody." There's been a lot of smoke regarding Hanny so far this off-season, though no solid rumors have taken shape - yet.
  • One unconfirmed rumor that's made it's way into a thread or two is that Pittsburgh is looking at Red Sox prospect OF Ryan Kalish, 23, who was Boston's #3 farmhand in 2010 before labrum surgery derailed him last season. He's a larger, RH version of Alex Presley.
  • LHP Chris Capuano signed with the Dodgers for 2 years/$10M. Jon Paul Morosi of Fox Sports said the Bucs were in on him, too.
  • The Bucco stockpile of catchers is scattering into the wind. Dusty Brown signed a minor league deal with the Rangers and Matt Pagnozzi did the same with the Indians. They join Ryan Doumit, Chris Snyder, and Brian Jeroloman in the backstop exodus from Pittsburgh. That does still leave them with Rod Barajas, Jason Jaramillo, Mike McKenry and minor leaguers Tony Sanchez, Eric Fryer and Ramon Cabrera. They also have Wyatt Toregas back, although he may be destined to coach rather than play.
  • Matt Eddy of Baseball America notes that OF Brandon Moss has left the Phillies organization and signed with the Oakland As.


WilliamJPellas said...

Kalish would be an excellent low risk, high reward pickup. Coming off surgery as he is, you'd think the Red Sox wouldn't have much negotiating leverage. I'd be 100% in favor of getting Kalish.

Too bad about Capuano, who would have been an excellent fit here.

Ron Ieraci said...

Actually, I kinda like their depth pick-ups, Will. Kalish would be a good fit, although I caution that I've seen nothing solid about the Bucs' interest in him other than a throw-away line or three in various posts.

Cappy went for a pretty affordable price. I wonder if Maholm & his handlers may have misjudged the market a tad.

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