The Pirates signed Tony Armas as an amateur free agent in 1971. He played 4 games for the Buccos before hitting 250 homeruns for the A's and the Red Sox, not including the ones he hit for me in RBI Baseball for Nintendo. Well, hopefully the second generation of Armas plays more than 4 games for the Buccos.
The Pirates signed Tony Armas again on Thursday. Terms are unknown, but I doubt they overpaid.... Armas, once a very good prospect, was once traded with Carl "I Got With Alyssa Milano" Pavano to Montreal for Pedro Martinez. Yup, Pedro. Now? 48 wins and 60 losses later, he's a Bucco.
Last year, Armas started 30 games. The three years before that...40 games total. Reliable.
The big question is, what happens to Shawn Chacon? Duke, Snell, Maholm, Gorzelanny, Armas...I doubt they go to a six man rotation. Speaking of six starting pitches, is the Donut Eater traded yet?