Some mid-day links

This news just broke across the top of the PG: Tim Neveritt will replace Lanny Fratarre in the booth.

The PG reports that the Pirates have nearly reached an extenstion with Doumit while McLouth isn’t close. This intuitively makes sense; both players are in their first year of arbitration and Doumit’s tendons are gossamer strands of feather while McLouth probably feels like he’s worth a lot more if he whacks 26 homers again next year.

John Perrotto mentioned yesterday that the Pirates were at the “top” of the Daniel Cabrera negotiations. I don’t know what that means, but it’s rumored that someone offered him a deal for more than one year and I suppose the Pirates might be that team.

Rafael Furcal is now signing with the Dodgers, which means they don’t need a shortstop. And it means the Braves don’t have extra shortstops to deal. And so it seems likely that the trade doors are closed for Neal Huntington for a bit.

… Ray King? No thank you. Derrick Turnbow? No thank you.

The Pittsburgh Lumber Co. adds in to yesterday’s discussion on the Bay trade and free agency.

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.