Neal Cotts et al.

Forgive me for not rushing to my computer to post this this afternoon, but the Pirates announced today that Neal Cotts and a bunch of guys even less exciting than Neal Cotts (Tyler Yates, Brian Burres, Craig Hansen, Jeremy Powell, Jean Machi, and Virgil Vasquez) have been given invites to spring training.

Cotts is erratic (only two years with an ERA+ above 100 since 2005, but his 2005 season was outstanding) but he is a lefty and he’s performed well at Triple-A in the past two seasons, though he’s coming off of TJ surgery. Pretty much everyone else on that list is cannon fodder.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.