Pirates Make Unnecessary Announcements
By Tom Smith
Ok, I don’t like the idea of Robinzon Diaz getting sent down. The kid had a great spring smashing baseballs. Neal Huntington said he wanted a defense first catcher early in the season. How about defense only? And I don’t believe he is going to win any gold gloves.
I am not thrilled that are choices in catchers are so limited in experience, but it’s the hand we are dealt. The front office wanted these players, went out and got them, and live with it.
Diaz hit very well, Jason Jaramillo was awful at the plate and in perfect logic, I believe they want Diaz to keep hitting at Indy. Hmm, ok stay hot rather than sit the bench.
I give. Anyway, Jamirillo has won the back up job. Huntington also added, “I anticipate we’ll be making a switch at some point.” I don’t get it. Sure Russell ‘has a relationship’ but I thought Huntington also pointed out there were no ”scholarships?”
Ross Ohlendorf was named to the rotation. Uh..yeh, no kidding. His 0.59 ERA in four appearances, with 10 strikeouts and no walks in 15 1/3 innings helps.
Steve Pearce also was optioned to minor league camp. This is really the big news. It is really disappointing to see Pearce struggle at the plate. It seems to me his clock is ticking….Pearce battled a calf injury and just didn’t impress. I trust he heals quickly. We need a stick.
I really smell a deal coming…