A few days removed from PirateFest weekend, here are some Bucco links:
– Speaking of PirateFest,
nearly 17,000 fans flocked to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, which set a new record.
– Charlie Wilmoth of
Bucs Dugout provides five reasons why the Pirates aren’t likely to get a huge return if they decide to trade Joel Hanrahan.
– More on Hanrahan — Mike Petriello of
Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness wonders if the Hammer would be a significant upgrade for the Dodgers.
– Andrew McCutchen is a
candidate to be on the cover of MLB 13: The Show. Voting begins on January 7th.
– Jason Shetler of Bucco Nation
got an exclusive interview with MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.
– Gaby Sanchez is
ready to bounce back in 2013, writes Bob Cohn of the Trib.
Happy Holidays from the Pirates.
– The introduction of the new Sunday alternate uniforms and batting practice cap at Friday’s PirateFest luncheon:
– Neil Walker is 100% and ready to go for 2013:
102 days until Opening Day.
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The Pirates announced this morning that they have signed minor league free agent
. The deal includes an invite to spring training. Mike Zagurski
Zagurski, a 29 year old lefty reliever, has never posted an ERA below 5.40 in the big leagues. He’s 1-0 with a 6.13 ERA in 83 career MLB games with the Phillies and Diamondbacks.
We found this while searching for Zagurski:
(Credit: D-backs Memes on Facebook)
That picture was associated with the following caption:
“My apologies for bringing up Mike Zagurski, but it seemed fitting. (No, he is no longer a Diamondback, hopefully it stays that way).” Yeah…
Josh Hamilton is one of the top free agents this offseason. (Keith Allison/Creative Commons)
Free agency is officially underway in Major League Baseball. The Pirates
probably won’t make a big splash, but could add depth at some point this offseason. Here are a few links to get you started on this year’s ‘Hot Stove’:
– Many teams
made qualifying offers to their top free agents. If the player rejects the offer and signs somewhere else, the team receives a compensation draft pick.
– Dan Haren was reportedly involved in a deal that would have sent him to the Cubs in exchange for Carlos Marmol. However,
the proposed trade was called off. The Angels then declined Haren’s option, and he’s now a free agent.
– David Ortiz is
close to signing a new two-year deal with the Red Sox.
– Video: MLB.com’s Jim Duquette
breaks down the top free agents.
– Dave Schoenfield of ESPN.com takes a look at
the top 10 storylines of the offseason.
– Stay up-to-date with MLB.com’s
Hot Stove Tracker.
– You can predict where players will land with MLB.com’s
Free Agent Frenzy.
Around the League:
– Major League Baseball donated $1 million for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
– The Astros unveiled their new uniforms.
– The Marlins hired Mike Redmond to be their new manager.
– The Dodgers may hire Mark McGwire to be their hitting coach.
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