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Shew, So many new comments coming in on that last one I literally couldn't keep up. Enjoy the afternoon.
Oh one thing I really like about this west coast trip is I only see two games starting after 10 and a total of four starting after 9PM.
One last question... does anyone else have the new Disqus setup under the reply red circle on the top right? It's great on my laptop because you can see the actual replies and reply yourself straight from there.The old version shows up on my desktop... it's weird.
thanks for new thread, but not complaining but think it might need a refresh, no worries, I can deal with going to MLB.com for next games :)
I'm going to complain a little. Come on, this soon after the all star break, so we really need the day off? It's not that far from Pittsburgh to Colorado.
452 comments... Don't thimk I will be able to catch up today. Hope we play good on the road tri. We should be able to come home with a darn good record since to ASB.
Seems perfect to me bro... with Alvarez hurt and Marte, nice timing, stars are aligned in my crazy world :) :)
Some late nights on the trip
What's wrong with it?
Calling up my inner Marty....I predict a 5-4 road trip.....
I don't know, maybe nothing but when I scroll up I only see dates and a @ sign... No worries, I'm not arguing or caring honestly. thx
Odd, I was thinking for west coast it wasn't too bad. Figured more would be after 9 or 10.
2-3, 3 times equal 6-3
Hmm, showing up ok for me. I'll check other browers.
no worries, others must see the games, I don't care but many thanks
Weird, it is even showing up properly on my phone.
By the way.....what happened to Sunday August 3rd...is it a 4 game Diamonbacks series which would make it a 10 day road trip....Which changes my prediction to 6-4.
Your crazy world. Mine likes to have a game to listen to on the radio on the way home.
and I'm trying hard to explain why I'm not hanging with her when an off day, so there is no OFF DAY bro :)
Gotta blame Google I guess. Figured they were showing me 10 games out but only 9.
He may just not be able to load the team icons...?
Would rather waste your time arguing about Zobrist, drew or your non sensical belief that Alvarez can be shifted to 1b this year :} :) :).. but I really dont care but on my computer this is what I see.. Tomorrow's Game:8:40 PM ET ROOTPirates(54-47, 20-26 away)Roster »Statistics »Rockies(41-60, 25-27 home)Roster »Statistics »PickCenter »Line: PIT -123, COL 113Conversation » Tickets » PIT: Morton (5-9, 3.28 ERA)COL: Anderson (0-3, 4.00 ERA)Tomorrow@Rockies8:40 PMSat, Jul 26@Rockies8:10 PMSun, Jul 27@Rockies4:10 PMMon, Jul 28@Giants10:15 PMTue, Jul 29@Giants10:15 PMWed, Jul 30@Giants3:45 PMThu, Jul 31@Diamondbacks9:40 PMFri, Aug 1@Diamondbacks9:40 PMSat, Aug 2@Diamondbacks8:10 PMPosted byHunterat1:44 PM
and I don't care, probably my Macs fault, though doesn't explain your view about Drew :)
How many games on the road on this trip, sorry Hunter for asking, and against who if you have time to answer, thx
Prolly going 10 days as opposed to games.Captain Obvious Arriba
Y, but it's not really West Coast. CO and, I think, AZ only 2 hours behind.
Google should know better. :)
Is PGH east coast :)
Arizona just depends on the time of year.
Funny thing, baseball. You see the overall records and think we should sweep the Rockies, or at least 2/3. But then you see the home/away splits and we're both under .500, although they're better. So I'm going to go with my gut. I'll be happy with 5-5 on this trip, but obviously hoping for better.
OK. And AZ right now is 3 back, so I guess we just got lucky with them. Of course, everyone who lives there is over 70 so maybe they need to start earlier to get in bed earlier.
Yup, yeah, okie dokie, my point was about comparing AZ to LA, wonder if much different, sure folks will do it, and see if it is over 600 miles from boston to PGH... probably more but still the same ballbark
I'm not sure what you're saying there. Too much sake tonight?
Yup, tee times in the morning, time for sleep for them :)
Arizona doesn't recognize Daylight Savings Time.
Tampa Bay 15-4 run. At least close to wild card (4 1/2 games)I don't think they will trade Price or Zobrist...
Oh gosh, exactly why we love baseball, see a sweep? Ends up fighting for 1 game the other way, then the opposite... but gos Nycrob, when Marte returns, and with Snyder.. ummm, whatever this team will be special, especially with Cole pitching the 8th, I'm ducking again...
If they trade Price I still think Cards are front-runner, so for the sake of the next two years I hope the Rays keep running up the standings.
Said that Tuesday about them and the Sox still beliveing, but now see Tampa more so.. good stuff...
I re-read it a few times but haven't got it, give me ten minutes :)
Thankfully the last 3 of those 15 wins were in St. Louis. It' s a real shame that they aren't moving to Milwaukee for their next series.
Hunter...both you and I (I think) wanted Phil Hughes. Just saw on MLBTV that he has given up at least 5 runs in 5 of his last 6 starts.Ouch!
kidding, but thanks :)
I thought you went for a bike ride?
A's DFA Jim Johnson. Just another reason not to pay high $$$ for relievers.
Just got back...icing down...needed something to do while icing.
So they trade away prospects for a closer making $10M/yr and then go an DFA him?It appears that they haven't read that Moneyball book. :)
What are you willing to give up for AJ? (Let's just assume he'll be here only for this year and we won't owe him too much money)
2.76 FIP. 3.31 xFIP, ERA sitting at 4.00 in the AL... I'd still take him in the NL this year.
A cheese sandwich, a bottle of water, and a bus ticket to a destination of choice.Why do people want AJ? Who is he pitching better than?
I hear he has a pretty extensive no trade clause. You'll have to get approval..
I'd rather we kept BOTH Teds, thank you very much.
Mets visit Miller tonight so Pirates will open road trip tied with Cards either 3 or 2 back. The bet would be 3 back but anything can happen in baseball and Gee can pitch a good game
If he can pitch like he did the other night against Giants...C prospect.
Again, like me you stand up, but perhaps you are not wrong about Hughes just yet :) :),
Yes, anything can happen in baseball.We shall see....
Yup it is a Marathon, we miss Kershaw but the gods now say they miss Colon... trying to be serious but yup... :)
Mets on a nice run the last few weeks, Brewers not so much.Gee having a much better year than Garza. Actually... with how heavily favored Vegas has the Brewers it is awfully tempting!
same, I'm going to go lose money...on my own, not your fault :)
Wow...Barry Bonds turning 50.....I am old.
I would trade TedOlds for a AA prospect, tedwins, for a a drop off the blog/40 man..
Funnny, first time I felt old when was when Larry Bird retired, and I have got other reminders since :( :(
Sounds like that is a non- issue if he would go to the Pirates.
I think he BB could still be Ortiz :) :)
I was talking about tedwins... :)
Marte wasn't exactly lighting the world on fire, don't forget. He's capable of doing special things, but he hasn't been doing them as much as we like this year.
Hmmm, that guy is compelling but can we put up with his attitude, similar to Manziel :)
Chipper Jones was my first real smack in the face. To see a guy have a 20 year career and clearly remember the start of it... welp, I'm not as old as most of you fogies but I'm not as young as I used to be.
actually that impacted me as well...
The Pirates would be very wise if, in the near future, they tear up Cutch's current contract and make him a Pirate for life. Or at least sign him through something like 2022 when he will be 36. His current deal expires with an option year in 2018. That really isn't that far off. If anybody in Pirate history ever deserved a $100 million+, multi-year deal it's Andrew. What a tremendous PR coup that would be if the FO could pull it off.
...hmmmm... I know, probably my bad, I have this weird love for Marte and how he makes us better... this year just seems cursed for him :( :( :(
It would, but he would have to REALLY like Pittsburgh for it to work. He'd be leaving a lot of money on the table.
I'm the same way. Other than Cutch, he's my favorite Pirate, but you can't deny he hasn't been up to normal standards.
I'm a huge Larry Bird fan. Love the guy. And interestingly enough, I think he is somewhat under appreciated and under rated. The guy averaged a double-double for his career, won 3 NBA titles, and 3 straight league MVP awards. He was arguably the best player in the NBA from about 1981 to 1986.
I wish certain writers would stop spouting off about how Andrew is the best contract bargain in baseball. Six years for $51.5 mil is not chicken feed but you are right - he could very well command Pujols money after the 2018 season.
and I hate to say it, the intanglibles (sp?)... ability to move a small or big forward outside the key to let DJ drive or Ainge post up, etc... nevermind... I can bore you guys forever :(... Iron5, greatest starting 5 every, but no bench :(
just bad luck, lets discuss bro in mid August once he recovers :)
he makes alot of money for the next 4 years, not market value but 10, 13, 14, and 15 year option, all good for him and thankful for us???
They say that based on his performance since he signed that contract.
If Len Bias hadn't died I really think the C's would have won at least 2 more titles. Bias was the next Jordan. He would have taken so much pressure off of Bird and McCale and would have cut down their minutes considerably.
Oh my god, best comment to me of the night, me and my friends in Boston have been saying that since 87 :) :) :) :)
If you ever spent time with me and my friends, again, spot on,.... :( :( :(
I thought about this the other day.In terms of Public relations, i feel at the least(especially if he wins another MVP) is to re do the contract, and add another 5 million per year to the current deal.
Hard to believe that it in only 2 years it will be 30 years since Bonds started with the Bucs!!
When you really know you're getting old is when players start to die (Gwynn, Puckett) and they are younger than you are!! Yikes!!
How could cutting the minutes of 2 future hall of famers be a good thing?
I hadn't heard about this before....http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mlb-big-league-stew/aaron-barnett-and-brandon-barnes-engage-in-national-anthem-standoff-sequel-224159493.html
Gosh you know I respect you JayRod, but I would never do that.... If we can extend him great but the least of my problems/focus right now, if I'm NH which probably makes you right :) :)
If they are really really hell bent on picking up a starter, they should set the bar just a little higher in terms of production , and future payroll ramifications.Not a good deal, unless the Phillies are picking up around 50 to 60% of the remainder, and the Pirates give them back crap.I would just pass, and who knows, maybe NH is just creating a smoke screen.
Thanks for that :(
hadn't heard about the recent, remember the Van Slyke vs Kelly one
2 semi marginal players getting there 15 minutes of fame.
Oh boy TOMP, if Bias lived it would have allowed Bird and McHale to get normal time during that time of their carear..
From Colin Dunlap:Told by multiple sources Tabata demoted as much for play as for steering Marte down bad path. Front office doesn't want that around Polanco. If true, why is he in Indy? If he is a clubhouse cancer, just DFA him.
Price is going no where, unless they drop to double digits behind Baltimore at the deadline.That won't happen, and neither will Price to the Cardinals.
The Iron 5 term came from bias dying, DJ, Ainge, Bird, Parrish, and McHale got worn out bro... I lived it, had tickets... oh well....
How was he steering him down the wrong path - in what way?
I don't get this at all Foo, not your fault, the writer...
Former Pirate newsThe Texas Rangers have promoted right-handed reliever Nate Adcock from the minors, a day after trading closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers. Adcock joined the team for Thursday's game against the New York Yankees. The 26-year-old Adcock was 1-0 with one save and a 2.76 ERA in 13 games at Triple-A Round Rock. Adcock pitched 36 games for Kansas City in 2011 and 2012, and signed with Texas in the offseason. He had a rib removed this spring in surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome, a nerve problem that was causing numbness in his right arm and hand.
Dd....making him get lip tattoos?
Lambo off to hot start....NH noticinghttp://www.piratesprospects.com/2014/07/andrew-lambo-off-to-a-hot-start-after-return-from-thumb-injury.htmlPirates General Manager Neal Huntington has noticed Lambo’s hard work as well and is aware that the bounce back is due to the effort that he put in.“It’s been great to see him get rewarded for how hard he worked on his rehab,” Huntington said. “He worked hard to keep the non-injured baseball parts of his body in baseball condition. That’s definitely showing. He’s been able to jump back much quicker than most young players, or most players come back from thumb surgery.”
So?, I think I remember him :)... ok, good for him...
Yeah..saw that.He was supposedly a problem in Yankee system.
for me, it was when Barry Bonds came up, coz I remember when his dad was a hotshot rookie.Just another reason to hate that man.
Now I'm curious. What bad path is Marte on?
need to ask Colin.
If that was the case, they should bring him up until they can get Polanco inked (and not with another set of lips).
can they 'tear up' baseball contracts?They do it for football, but I thought they were stuck with baseball contracts (unless arb contracts, of course)
Jury's out on that, my friend.
The others hear know better, what is Dunlap's actual position now? It aggravates me to no end that people, constantly comment on the high quality of DK's "reporting."
Dunlap is talk show host on 93.7 the fan in Pittsburgh..
This guy pulls no punches in this article.. 😊 robneyer @robneyer There's not much recent evidence to suggest Kendrys Morales will actually help the #Mariners: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/just-a-bit-outside/baseball-joe/blog/deceiving-hitting-streaks-starring-kendrys-morales-072414 …
you'll get lots of 'DK is the devil' support on here....lol
I haven't heard a word about Pedro having a bad attitude or work ethic. Has there been any talk out there? He's sitting him against lefties because he's not hitting them and removing him for late game d because he's throwing the ball to the beer guy.
that is pretty clear.
Hunter...since I got things working on Firefox, I decided to go to 'reset to defaults' with Google.I see everything now.However, all extensions,addons, etc are lost.What was the Icon extension?
Here's some more details:ntroduced when the current Collective Bargaining Agreement began in December 2011, the Competitive Balance Lottery gives teams that have either one of the 10 smallest markets or 10 smallest revenue pools one of six additional choices after each of the first and second rounds. Additionally, any other clubs that receive revenue-sharing funds are eligible for the supplemental second-round selections.There were 15 teams eligible to receive a pick in this year's lottery -- the Twins and Mariners were eligible for a Round B selection only, by virtue of having received revenue sharing. The Pirates, Rays and Royals were not selected.
What kind of writer puts out a comment that someone is leading someone down the wrong path and not complete the story of how? And, from multiple sources yet. How many sources can there be?
Thanks, with the magic of internet I now know the recent succession of Pirates beat writers. I'm really not going too put much stock in this "report," it is sports talk radio.
Point him to Longoria and Braun's contracts and do something similar with a touch more on top.
That would be ideal, if a bit hopeful.
I would give it to you but that would really upset robshelb.
What's the problem with the pre-game thread not being up!What's that? Off day? Son of a .......!
Oh who am I kidding... I TOTALLY want to upset robshelb!!!Here ya go buddy! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chromoji-emoji-for-google/cahedbegdkagmcjfolhdlechbkeaieki?hl=en-GB
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This is the pre-pre-pre-pre game thread.
Beyond the Box Score @BtBScore 1hJustin Smoak’s fWAR: -0.3 (262 plate appearances)Corey Hart’s fWAR: -0.6 (207)Kendrys Morales’ fWAR: -0.9 (162)#MarinersI like Ike.
Probably a bit hopeful... BUT there is at least some precedent out there.
Chris Leroux back up with Yankees.
Feeling confident he can bring down that 22.50 ERA.
only 163 comments, what's the deal
Five number ones!!!
Had to move after the 460 this morning.
I know 🍻
Men's room is a busy place....
You think the Pirates could pay Braun money for someone who will be 36 at the end?
Prediction: 0 trades for the Pirates by the trade 'deadline'. One or two before September 1st.
I'm guessing I should be happy I wasn't able to install that extension now? :)
Not sure what you think of DK has to do with Colin, but I met Colin at the last "gathering" I went to, when he had just become the PG baseball beat writer. Don't know whether he's right on this, but he's no hack.And he was a nice guy, for whatever that's worth.
I gave 5 thumbs up!!!
And he has made connections over the years.
Sounds like a personal problem.
I specifically said it wasn't a lack of effort. And I didn't say it was a bad attitude. What I meant was stubbornness. I have long believed he listened more to Boras than Pirates management. Examples? Not going to winter ball when they asked him to, and his ridiculous swing between at bats.You can argue with me on that, but not on effort, "bad attitude" or how he wears his hat. I didn't now, and never have, criticized him on those issues.
Not commenting on the quality of the men at all. DK is a great at what he does, one of the few local writers I've read that can knowledgeably move between sports, but in the end he is an opinion columnist. It is not just the facts, it is his interpretation of the facts. On Dunlap, I just don't put the same amount of weight on information from a sports radio host/columnist as I do a written report from a beat writer or an interviewed beat writer. I think the distinctions are important. I wasn't saying anyone was a hack I just put emphasis on from who and how information is dispersed. Maybe I'm totally off base.
Appreciate that Andrew. And I see what you are saying now. I just don't think Colin would make something up. He might be wrong, but he has some basis for making the comment.But we all have to decide who and what we believe.
Your "thumb" is in a strange place. ;-)
I see that is was two tweets, never know what to make of those. Possibly there is more context, if I get the change I'll listen to his show from today.I'm skeptic, on all things, usually just want more information.
Ike's OPS vs RHP this year is .746, far from a guarantee that Lambo could do that.
Hoping for a 5-5 trip. Rockies are a completely different team at home, and are throwing 3 straight lefty starters again. Lefties just neutralize this offense so much. Russ has a .464 OPS vs lefties, Polanco .396, Walker has zero power (.369 slugging % as opposed to .495 vs RHP), the bench is non-existent since Snider, Davis, and Pedro will all be there and are all lefties. Giants are just 22-25 since June 1st, but going to AT&T is never easy. Plus the Bucs will face Bumgarner, Hudson, and Lincecum. Will have to fight, scratch, and claw to go 2-4 in those games. Then they need to go take 3 of 4 from the pitiful Diamondbacks. Won't be an easy 10 days coming up, hopefully the Bucs get some reinforcements via trade while on the road....
.Nick Kingham pitching tonight. I think that calls for a celebration !!
MLB Trade Rumors @mlbtraderumors Yankees Acquire Chris Capuano From Rockies http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=40041
Not sure how a real trade is a rumor
Bumgarner 12-7, Hudson 8-7, and Linceum 9-6 are all beatable. Not easy but they are not Kershaw.
.Wait !!!!That little whale isn't waving hello. He *tricked* me.Obviously, what he's *rilly* doing is waving bye-bye to Chris Capuano.Guess I learned my lesson. You know what they always say -- Can't have too much pitching, and never trust a whale emoticon.Oh well . . ..
Yes, but won't be easy. Especially Bumgarner and Hudson. One with a 3.19 ERA the other with a 2.89 ERA.
"The 35-year-old starter had not been given a chance to pitch for a Rockies club that is desperate for pitching, despite throwing 19 1/3 strong innings at Triple-A (2.79 ERA, 9.8 K/9 against 2.3 BB/9)."Going from one pitching desperate team to the next.
The Great Lambino playing 1B tonight for Indy...Indianapolis Indians @indyindians #IndyIndians vs. Charlotte (7/24)d'Arnaud-CFDecker-LFTabata-RFLambo-1BAndino-SSMcGuiness-DHSanchez-CDavis-3BAnna-2BKingham-P
Former Pirate NewsMLB Trade Rumors @mlbtraderumors Astros Unlikely To Deal Chad Qualls http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/?p=40040
.Walrus,Five great innings from Kingham -- and then his wheels fell off in the sixth. Couldn't find the strike zone.I never saw that coming.Bummer..
.And then Mazzaro comes in to pitch with one out in the top of the 6th. Throws his first two pitches for balls, and then promptly gives up a bases-clearing double.This is a CATASTROPHE..
.Now a wild pitch from Mazzaro -- which ends up being a walk a few pitches later with ball four in the dirt.,
yep...that ruined my day.Though he could hold appeal as a setup option to a contender, Astros closer Chad Quallsappears unlikely to change hands at the trade deadline,MLB.com’s Brian McTaggart reports. Qualls, 35, has been lights out this year with a 1.78 ERA and 7.9 K/9 against just 1.0 BB/9.
At least your day wasn't ruined until late
This video is Spring Training, 1991 in Bradenton. Leyland lets Barry Bonds have it! As a side note, the language in this video is very bad.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9DHA2dJ7uQ
I'll be pleasantly surprised if they go 2-4 the next two series. Colorado a tough place to play, Rockies throwing 3 straight lefties and lefties carve up the Bucs, one of them is Anderson who dominated the Pirates last Saturday, then get Bumgarner, Hudson, and Lincecum. Like I said, will be surprised if they go 2-4 in those games...
Question about the Tabata tweet, if they didn't want him around Polanco why would they want him around players at Indy like Rojas
Brewers beating up on Mets 6-0 in the 3rd
I missed the Tabata item. What happened?
Foo Posted below:From Colin Dunlap:Told by multiple sources Tabata demoted as much for play as for steering Marte down bad path. Front office doesn't want that around Polanco.
They aren't going to release him with his contract.
Don't they report trades, too?
That is not the question, the question is if they don't want him around Polanco why is ok for him to be around Rojas and others in Indy.
Thanks G4! I sure hope Tabby wasn't counseling him about marriage.
They do. MLB Trade Rumors is the name of the website.
Sources are telling me the Pirates didn't win or lose tonight because they didn't play.
Not quite accurate, looks like they will be losing 1/2 game to the Brewers
Sort of, but the sources told me they can't win or lose if they don't play. They weren't talking about other teams.
Turns out 0 runs didn't win or lose tonights action for the Pirates
Another source - Pirates said they will not trade for AJ if he plans on exercising his option for 2015.
Breaking news from six hours ago
My sources are on top of this crap!
Did you get your extra bread from the take out lady last night?
Yes. And, it was good.
Last years trade deadline timeline......-----------------------------------------July 22, 2013 The Chicago Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later, C.J. Edwards (minors), Justin Grimm and Mike Olt. The Texas Rangers sent Neil Ramirez (August 23, 2013) to the Chicago Cubs to complete the trade.July 23, 2013 The Baltimore Orioles traded Nick Delmonico (minors) to the Milwaukee Brewers for Francisco Rodriguez.July 24, 2013 NoneJuly 25, 2013 NoneJuly 26, 2013 The Chicago Cubs traded Alfonso Soriano and cash to the New York Yankees for Corey Black (minors).July 27, 2013 NoneJuly 28, 2013NoneJuly 29, 2013 The Detroit Tigers traded a player to be named later and Danry Vasquez (minors) to the Houston Astros for Jose Veras. The Detroit Tigers sent David Paulino (minors) (September 13, 2013) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.The Atlanta Braves traded Cory Rasmus to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Scott Downs.July 30, 2013 The Cleveland Indians traded Juan Herrera (minors) to the St. Louis Cardinals for Marc Rzepczynski.The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim traded Alberto Callaspo to the Oakland Athletics for Grant Green.As part of a 3-team trade: The Detroit Tigers sent Avisail Garcia to the Chicago White Sox. The Detroit Tigers sent Brayan Villarreal to the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago White Sox sent Jake Peavy to the Boston Red Sox. The Boston Red Sox sent Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. The Boston Red Sox sent Francellis Montas (minors), Cleuluis Rondon (minors) and Jeffrey Wendelken (minors) to the Chicago White Sox.July 31, 2013 The Pittsburgh Pirates traded player to be named to the Seattle Mariners for Robert Andino.The Minnesota Twins traded Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Miguel Sulbaran (minors) (August 13, 2013) to the Minnesota Twins to complete the trade.The Baltimore Orioles traded Josh Hader (minors), L.J. Hoes and 2014 round A competitive balance pick to the Houston Astros for Bud Norris.The Arizona Diamondbacks traded Ian Kennedy to the San Diego Padres for Matt Stites and Joe Thatcher.The Houston Astros traded Justin Maxwell to the Kansas City Royals for Kyle Smith (minors).
Brewers are the Mets' Daddy tonight. No help from the Metropolitans.
and lets say he says he won't can the pirates believe that after his I will retire or will play in Pittsburgh.I cant see how they would even consider bringing him back with the antics from the end of last year and the way he embarrassed NH with his "Pittsburgh or retire BS. so no need to make me a QO"AJ is yesterdays news and I don't know that he would outperform any current Pirate starter. Supposedly he is pitching with a sports hernia which could shut him down at any point and he is still making a lot of money.No way AJ is coming back nor would I want him back if I was Pirates FO.
Gee I just can't understand how every team in baseball passed TWICE on Mazzaro when Bucs DFA'd him.....
Good luck with that for the Yankees.....
Tabata with an 0-4 to lower his average to .190. Wow. Remember when we all thought he Pirates had bamboozled the guy who was bamboozled by the 43 year woman......
I talk about this sometimes....the fans here, and the casual fans that make the sell-out at the games. And many here do not want AJ, but you can bet if he returned it would be a special night when he made his first start at PNC Park.