Friday, June 08, 2007

Game 61: Pirates at Yankees

The Pirates ride their one-game winning streak into New York City to play the Yankees. It's Tom Gorzelanny and Andy Pettitte at 7pm.

Almost unthinkable

Angry citizens question Bob Nutting's desire to win. Dejan Kovacevic has no answers.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Game 60: Pirates at Nationals

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Snell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Snell and Chico at one.

Draft

At about 2:20 PM today, the Bucs will be on the clock with the #4 draft pick. The consensus opinion seems to be that the Bucs will take high school third baseman Josh Vitters (if the Cubs don't take him at #3). If Vitters is gone, the P-G's draft preview suggests Missouri State LHP Ross Detwiler, Clemson LHP Daniel Moskos, high school OF Jason Heyward, and Lewis-Clark State 1B/3B Beau Mills. The BCT's John Perrotto agrees, and also mentions high school catcher Devin Mesoraco as a possibility.

John Sickels likes Beau Mills.

Who should they take? Who will they take?

Creech on judging drafts

Disturbing Ed Creech quote, via Dejan Kovacevic:

"The first pick is important [every year]," said Ed Creech, the Pirates' senior director of scouting. "It's more scrutinized. That's the one people judge a draft by."
I thought people judge a draft by the major league talent that emerges from rounds 1-50. Perhaps Creech would like to suggest otherwise to deflect attention from his abominable track record in rounds 2-50.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Game 58: Pirates at Nationals

Bacsik vs. Chacon, underway. Fresh off the bus from Indy, Rajai Davis starts in CF and leads off.

Gutters

I am totally looking forward to cleaning the gutters tonight. What new hobbies are you starting?

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Game 56: Dodgers at Pirates

Penny and Gorzelanny at 1:35pm.

Nickname for Capps

We put our heads together last night in the game thread, trying to come up with a nickname for new closer Matthew Dicus Capps. There's still work to be done, but so far the favorites seem to be:

A. Bustah Capps
B. Dicus-K
C. Biggus Dicus
D. (Just plain) Dicus

Any other suggestions or comments?