We haven't been talking much about the Buccos this offseason. This recap will tell you why.
- Infielder Bobby Crosby was signed. In six season, Crosby has hit above .239 once and that was five years ago. He also does't play much shortstop any more. Therefore, he's a .230 hitting corner infielder. How does a player like that get signed?
- Infielder Ronny Cedano was signed and thus avoided arbitration. Who cares.
- Left-handed reliefver Javier Lopez was signed. Lopez stuggled with Boston last year but has has major league success. The obvious goal is for Lopez to pitch effectively so the Buccos can flip him to a contender in July for a minor league player that will never be successful.
- Left-handed reliever Jack Taschner was signed. Taschner is quite bad. He will fit right in to the Buccos bullpen. Phucco.
- The Pirates have shown interest in relievers Octavio Dotel and Kevin Gregg. Neither will be signed.
- The Pirates sent a scout to watch Cuban pitcher Aroldis Chapman throw. No one knows why the Pirate scout was there. He may have thought he was attending another Indian game show.
- The Pirates let Matt Capps go for nothing. They could have offered him arbitration and then traded him. But instead, they just let him walk. Neal Huntington made some bullshit excuse that didn't make any sense.
There you go Pirate fans. Hope all of you are as excited about 2010 Pirates baseball as I am.