Pitcher Osvaldo Bido
Back in May when the Pirates were looking like potential contenders in the NL Central, I said if Osvaldo Bido found himself starting games for the Pirates the team was likely in trouble. Well, shortly after I said that the Pirates found themselves in trouble and with Bido making starts.
The career minor leaguer pitched 50.2 MLB innings in 16 appearances, 9 starts. Bido showed why he was a career minor leaguer at the age of 27 in his 50.2 major league innings, posting a 5.86 ERA and a 4.10 FIP.
Bido allowed 4 home runs and opponents hit .266 against him. He walked 8.9% of batters faced and struck out 20.3% of opposing hitters. Not terrible numbers from Bido but nothing special. Certainly, they're nothing that can't be easily replaced.
Long-reliever/swing-man types like Bido can be found all over the place. The waiver wire, free agency, even throughout the Pirate organization. So, moving on from Bido to create a 40-man roster spot seems like a no brainer move to make this offseason.