Monday, December 7, 2009

Bucco Bits

Today was the first day of baseball's winter meetings so let's get caught up on what our Buccos have been up to.

Infielder Luis Cruz, who was placed on waivers, was claimed by the Brewers.

The Pirates signed right-handed reliever Vinnie Chulk to a Minor League deal. He pitched for Cleveland last year. He has a career record of 7-15 with an 4.33 ERA. Sounds about right.

The Bucs also outrighted Jeff Sues to Indianapolis to clear room on the 40-man roster. The roster now stands at 38 players. Are we making room for a run at Roy Halladay? More like making room for a Rule 5 pick (or two).

Former manager Danny Murtaugh fell four votes shy for the Hall of Fame.

Will GM Neil Huntington make any big moves this winter? Many fans don't think so but I have a feeling Zach Duke has pitched his last game for the Pirates. I also think Ryan Doumit will be moved. If anything major happens we will post it, otherwise the Bucs take a back seat around here until spring training.

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