Since Nancy, the writer for our minor-league sister site, Sandlot Swashbucklers, is away on vacation, I’ve posted today’s affiliate update there. It includes blurbs on Runelvys Hernandez, Steve Pearce, Jason Delaney, Brad Corley, Shelby Ford, Jamie Romak, Jared Keel, Jared Hughes and Duke Welker.
A couple quick tidbits for those of you who won’t click the link: Ford is hitting .452 (14 for 31) over his last seven games, and Welker, the Pirates’ second-round pick this past June, earned his first professional win Saturday night for the State College Spikes.
As long as I’m linking…
I glossed over most of Dejan’s article today in the P-G, but the Pirates are getting some serious love on Tim Dierkes’ MLB Trade Rumors site. Tim mentions the Glaus inquiry, as well as Snell’s availability and a potential Torres for Pena swap.
It seems like the Pirates are neither buyers nor sellers, and that Dave Littlefield is simply trying to redistribute his assets. Any of those deals would be a step in the right direction, I’d think, though the jury would stay out on Snell and Saltalamacchia or Kemp for a few seasons. We do need to find a bat, and moving pitching is the only feasible way of doing so.