I’m working on adding a “Prospects” section to WHYGAVS, which would go on the top menu, but since I’m ranking the top 21 hitters and the top 21 pitchers and writing up a little bit about each one and providing relevant links, it’s quite a bit of work. Which means that I haven’t had time to write anything else lately. Which means it’s time for some links.
Cool story in the PG about a batboy from the Negro Leagues that’s definitely worth your time to read.
Tim at BuccoFans is putting together a pretty sweet-looking Wiki for both his site and the Pirates’ organization, including service time, arbitration eligibility, etc.
You may have noticed that Brian at Raise the Jolly Roger and Jim at Northside Notch posted Manager of the Year ballots for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance. I’m also a part of the BBA, but because each team’s bloggers only get two votes between them, I don’t actually disagree that heavily with either Jim or Brian’s ballots, and I think manager of the year is kind of a stupid award, I’m copping out on this one. I will post MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year ballots.
Nate at Sixty Feet, Six Inches went to another Indy Indians game on Friday and came away impressed with both Andrew and Dan McCutchen. His post has a lot of details, so check it out.
Andy Van Slyke talks to BP’s David Laurila.
The Pedro Watch: .250/.375/.528 with three homers and sixteen RBIs in eleven games.
Paul Lukas steps away from the realm of uniforms to do an interview with Frank Coonelly and Lou DePaoli on how the Pirates are dealing with the economy. The line from DePaoli about fans not comparing the Pirates and Steelers either shows an incredible disconnect between the front office and the community, or it’s an outright lie. It still sounds like the team is prepared pretty well, all things considered.
DK’s game story for yesterday’s game has some interesting stuff from a reader about Zach Duke and first pitch strikes yesterday.
One more to add (11:19)- Kip Wells is called up by the Nationals to shore up their bullpen. Yeah, I know. It looked funny to me when I typed it, too.
I’ve got another post up at Spring Training 09 about the 2009 season for the Pirates.
I’m also writing about the Pirates at Baseball Digest’s new website, so you can look for a daily post there. And no, it won’t diminish my posting here, so please don’t worry about that.
New Pirate sites that are heading to the sidebar: the Buccos Forum, the Jolly Roger.
Scott McCauley, the play-by-play announcer for the Indianapolis Indians, has started a blog about the Pirates’ AAA affiliate.
Spring training injury front: Brandon Moss’s thumb problem won’t keep him from Opening Day, but prospect Jarek Cunningham is out for the year with a torn ACL.