Friday, January 24, 2014

Notes & News

A couple of Bucco links...

  • Jamie Newburg of the Newberg Report still thinks a deal for Mitch Moreland is the Bucs best option at first base.
  • "The Pittsburgh Pirates have 'turned the page' on the likelihood of pitcher A.J. Burnett returning to their starting rotation, but they're leaving the door open a sliver..." according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN. No new ground broken.
  • Bob Smizik of the Post Gazette wonders where the Bucco money is this off season? Dejan Kovacevic of the Tribune Review thinks there may be a method to their madness.
  • Tom Singer of reports that Jared Hughes has a new appreciation of off-season conditioning after his bout with shoulder tightness last season.
  • has been selecting the Top Ten Prospects by position. They reached the outfield, where Gregory Polano and Austin Meadows both made the cut. The Pirates placed six players in the final Top 100 Prospects list.

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