Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Game 101: Pirates at Phillies

Moyer vs. JVB in ten minutes.

HW poll: DL in 2008?

Do you think Dave Littlefield will be GM next year?

(Friday update: Opinion is evenly split so far, so I'm moving this up in hopes of getting more predictions.)

Trading Torres

Sully's grievance complicates any trade, Dejan notes. Torres' charges of duplicity against DL could end up costing the Bucs 1.5 million or even prevent a trade.

Dangerous drinking

The Centre Daily Times Midday Report has DL's visit to the Spikes as less newsworthy than "dangerous drinking", which in part involves a man with a BAC (.426) higher than DL's winning percentage this year. I wonder if this .426 guy had been watching the Bucs earlier that night. Anyway, this falls far short of the BAC record. As far as I can tell, the BAC record for a conscious person is .914, for a driver is .545, and for a comatose person is 1.5 (also in last link). Don't try this at home.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Game 99: Pirates at Mets

Glavine vs. Gorzelanny in an hour. Castillo gets the start at third.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Game 98: Pirates at Mets

Maine vs. Snell, starting now.

"... this team is like an open sewer, it's full of filth and scum. Sometimes I can hardly take it. Whoever becomes the new CEO should just ... really clean it up, know what I mean? Sometimes I go out and I Snell it. I get headaches, it's so bad."

Ricciardi not interested

Toronto GM J.P. Ricciardi denied the recent rumors about interest in Jack Wilson, the CP reports:

"We have absolutely no interest in Jack Wilson," said Ricciardi. "None."
Maybe J.P. is bluffing here, trying to lower Wilson's value, but it's hard to have any confidence in DL at this point. Will Carroll noted:
Dave Littlefield has set himself up poorly on this one. Teams are treating Wilson as if he's been DFA'd, and are offering little if anything.

The Outmaker

Brian O'Neill details the Neifiistic weakness of Cesar Izturis.

Polamalu signs

Troy signs five-year extension, the P-G's Ed Bouchette reports. For 33 million dollars, the highest-paid Samoan warrior ever wears black and gold through 2011. All hail Troy!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Game 97: Astros at Pirates

Williams and Youman at one thirty.

Trade 'em all

Dejan Kovacevic reports the Pirates could trade them both one of these days.

In other news, Jim Tracy tries to blame the losing streak on Ian Snell:

"It's been Snell. You know that?" Tracy said in a stark tone seldom heard. "That's what it's been, this frustration, for all of us. With the progress we had made leading up to the All-Star break, and we come out and, with one exception, completely sputter offensively."

I did not know that, Jim.