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

All In and Ready To Win

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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  • Brydbom87

    wow negrych is clearly good enough to play AAA. this move makes me question the pirates management to let him go for a piece of garbage.

    • pskell02

      They let him go because he is minor league depth/roster filler. No way he plays in AAA over better prospects that actually have a chance to be productive major leaguers. I actually commend the FO for moving him. Its actually a sign of respect for the player to give him a chance somewhere else instead of burying him in AA because there is no room for him at Indy.

    • JP Greenland

      It took THIS move for you to question Pirates management?!?!

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      The guy is awful with the glove.

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      What position would you play hiim in the field

  • pskell02

    “If things line up correctly…there will be a packed house in September.” -Matt Diaz

    Much to the dismay of his wife who had the house to herself for the better portion of the summer. Zing!

    As for Morton, I’m expecting big things out of him this year. The 20th spot on my fantasy roster is key to the success of my team :)

    • http://rumbunter.com Tom Smith

      Hahahahahaha!