Friday, February 08, 2008


Dejan Kovacevic reports the Pirates are looking at damaged-goods Bartolo Colon.

This part caught my eye:

"For two innings, he looked great," one scout said yesterday from the Dominican. "There wasn't much after that, but you're still talking about Bartolo Colon here. This is someone who knows how to pitch."

Two great innings? OK.

It sounds to me like Colon could take care of the 7th and 8th innings for some team. If we didn't have a ton of guys on the list for bullpen tryouts, I'd think the Pirates might be wise to ride in there and sign Bartolo. (Or can we say ... Bartolo!)

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Pirates sign Freddy

Dejan Kovacevic had details.

I have Sean Burnett pencilled in for a few try-outs in the set-up role, so here's hoping he clears waivers.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Super Bowl whatever

It's hard for me to get excited about this one. And no, I don't like commercials. That's about the lamest reason, in my opinion, for watching the Super Bowl.

So I may sit this one out. If we turn on the television, I know Rowdy Jr., who's now all of three, would much rather watch reruns of Batman Beyond. Or maybe I'll put on Game 7 of the 1979 World Series.

Whatever you do, enjoy the day.