Hat tip: @MercerBoy

Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day Roster, Verducci Preview, Negrych Traded For Paulino (Carlos)

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The quote  above came from an interview Matt Diaz did for 93.7 The Fan yesterday.  Diaz was insanely positive even calling Charlie Morton’s ability on the level of Tommy Hanson of the Atlanta Braves.   

Here is the energetic Diaz link
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The Pittsburgh Pirates 25-man roster is final.  For the next couple days at least. 

Catchers:

Ryan Doumit and  Jason Jaramillo.

Infielders:

Lyle Overbay, Neil Walker, Pedro Alvarez, Ronny Cedeno, Steve Pearce, and Rule 5 pick Josh Rodriguez.

Outfielders:

Jose Tabata, Andrew McCutchen, Matt Diaz, Garrett Jones, and John Bowker.

Pitchers:

Kevin Correia, Paul Maholm, Charlie Morton, Ross Ohlendorf, James McDonald, Garrett Olson, Mike Crotta, Jose Veras, Jeff Karstens, Chris Resop, Evan Meek and Joel Hanranator Hanrahan.

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We just got an email that Jim Negrych, the man who can hit better than most, said he wanted out of the Bucs organization if he wasn’t on the AAA roster, and today his gone.  Negrych goes to Florida and the Marlins ship extremely light hitting catcher Carlos Paulino to the Pirates.

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SI Pirates preview from Tom Verducci is at the link. 

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