Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Bits & Pieces

  • Pittsburgh has five of the Top 100 prospects according to Frankie Piliere of Gerritt Cole and Jameson Taillon are in the top twenty, and Starling Marte, Luis Heredia and Josh Bell are on the back end of the list.
  • Matt Eddy of Baseball America posted that the Bucs have released RHP Mitchell Fienemann, RHP Joe Parsons, RHP Jarryd Sullivan and LHP Diomedes Mateo. Fienemann and Sullivan were part of the Australian signings the Pirates made in the past couple of years, but neither advanced past State College. 
  • Eddy also noted that they resigned RHP Mike Loree and SS Greg Picart. Loree, 25, made a good if brief showing at Altoona after the Giants released him and he pitched well in indy ball. Picart, 26, in an organizational infielder who's been with the Pirates since 2004. 
  • Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports tweets that the FO is still looking for a utility infielder. Anderson Hernandez, Yamaico Navarro, Gustavo Nunez, Josh Harrison, Jordy Mercer and Chase d'Arnaud aren't enough? Look for another pitcher, would ya please?
  • Wonder whassup with Derrek Lee and Carlos Pena?


WilliamJPellas said...
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WilliamJPellas said...

Yoi and double yoi! ANOTHER utility infielder?! What, Opie's moving on to utilitymen because he's gotten tire of stockpiling backup catchers?!? They have an ARMY of utility infielders. Fergoshsakes, get another starting pitcher! And while we're at it, I'm still irritated with them for kicking Jason Jaramillo to the curb. I'm not sure that we have better catchers now, no matter how many of them we sign, than we did last year. Other than presumed starter Barajas, that is.

Ron Ieraci said...

Sadly, Will, it appears that only Nunez can play SS worth a dang, but he can't hit a lick. It seems to me Pedro Ciriaco was better than the group they've collected, but...