Paul Maholm and Matt Chico starting soon. The Post Gazette reports the Pirates will wear the Grays uniforms this afternoon.
Friday, May 02, 2008
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Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Rather than start a new thread, I'll just change the date on this old one.
Snell and Santana tonight at seven.
Pirates are 10-15 and own last place. They've allowed 154 runs, far more than any other NL team.
Steelers got a bunch of good players in the draft, and now they scour the remainder for defensive ends, as Ed Bouchette describes day two.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Paul Meyer has the word at the Post-Gazette.
It's sad that Morris can't pitch effectively. He can't. We've seen conclusive demonstrations of this.
The money owed him is staggering, but it's better to pay him not to pitch. This way he only hurts the team once. And the money is a sunk cost. It may still be flowing out the safe, but it's already gone. It's spent. There's no getting it back. Learn from the mistake and move on.
I still like the idea of acquiring top-quality veteran players for a year or two at the end of their big contracts. There are values to be had there. This only makes sense, however, if you are getting what you paid for: a top-quality player.
Here, as elsewhere, the success of the team depends on its ability to evaluate talent at every level of play and in every organization. The more you know, the better value you will get for your payroll dollars. The Matt Morris acquisition was an enormous mistake in the talent evaluation department.