Monday, March 24, 2014

Gregorius On the Radar, Cutch, Kiner, Rainout

Rainy day notes...
  • The Bucs-Tigers were rained out today. They'll host Toronto tomorrow afternoon.
  • Per Jon Morosi of Fox Sports "Source: Pirates have had trade talks with Diamondbacks about shortstop Didi Gregorius." Arizona needs a starting pitcher, which the Bucs have if they're confident of their depth, and Gregorius has a .275/.355/.419 slash against RHP, albeit with a small sample size of 303 PA. He has a pretty solid glove at shortstop and seems like a good match with Jordy Mercer. The pair could shore up the SS situation in Pittsburgh for the foreseeable future (tho Alen Hanson plays SS, he's projected to be an MLB 2B) if the FO pulls the trigger. The big question is the D-Back's asking cost. The Mets, Reds, Tigers, and Yankees are also considered suitors.
  • ESPN dethroned Cutch, dropping him to the #2 CF'er in baseball, behind Mike Trout. Buster Olney of ESPN the Magazine interviewed McCutchen for the March 31st issue.
  • The Pirates will wear a #4 patch on their jerseys this season to honor Ralph Kiner.

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