Sometime in 2009 it finally clicked in the collective Pirates brain that they needed to stop playing for now since they weren’t playing well for now anyway.  And with that kernel of “ah-ha,” the Pirates sent McLousy off the plank and ushered in Andrew McCutchen, The Dread Pirate.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

First, I looked for anecdotal evidence on Mr. Stanton.  I found in 2007 the Red Sox offered to trade Manny to the Marlins, while paying his salary, for Mike Stanton.  The Marlins obviously refused.  Interesting, but the last time Marlins traded a prospect for a big name was exactly never.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?

With Grady Sizemore dealing with an elbow issue and Tom Sizemore responsible for The Smoking Gun updates, finally we have a Sizemore that had a good 2009.  Scott Sizemore is the 2nd base prospect for the Tigers.  I know what you’re thinking, Crapolanco’s got 2nd base locked down, son.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

Please, blog, may I have some more?