Big Lead Sports Bar

7/22/2010

Pirate News and Notes

A few quick links to pass along underneath Ryan Doumit's headshot...


RYAN DOUMIT is headed to the 15-day DL with a mild concussion, opening the door for Jason Jaramillo's return to the Bucs. Catching duties will be split between Jaramillo and Eric Kratz. [MLB.com]

JIM COLONY has released a third remix of The Brad Lincoln Song, as he continues his mission to become the Puff Daddy of Pittsburgh sports-related tunes. [93.7 The Fan]

MARK CUBAN, former savior-to-be of the Pirates, has thrown his hat into the ring of the Texas Rangers' potential sale, which is not good news for fellow Pittsburgher Chuck Greenberg. Greenberg is a part of the Nolan Ryan group that's currently trying to buy the team. [Rum Bunter]

BUSTER OLNEY reports that he hears that other teams are convinced the Pirates are going to move Octavio Dotel in a trade and install Joel Hanrahan as their closer. [KDKA Sports Insider]

FOX SPORTS reports that Dotel is on the radar of the New York Mets. [Fox]

JASON BAY, current Met and former Bucco, went 0-for-6 with four strikeouts last night against Arizona and is expected to sit out tonight's game. Bay is hitting .257 with just 6 HR and 44 RBI in 92 games this season, going hitless in eight of his past 10 games. And just think, the Mets only owe him $66 million over the next four years! [ESPN]

13 comments:

淑娟淑娟淑娟 said...

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frank said...

haha gay fag cant even make his compyter say enflish what a dumbass probly a spitt fan whos 2 stupid 2 lern english
WE ARE PENN STATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jerrykid said...

Doumit is a spaghetti armed lemon who breaks down at least twice each year, he hits well half the time he is healthy, which is half the time. Does anyone think Jaramillo or Kratz can step in and provide the same offense and actually throw someone out? Dont think so...

HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

I wish Doumit actually had some trade value. If only he wasn't made of glass, absolutely atrocious on defense, & batting a shade above .250. If Doumit & Dotel were gone by 7/31 i wouldn't be, even a little bit, disappointed. Maybe we'll even get decent prospects for them? Who cares, just unload doumit, he's hard to watch this year.

Crap... we prob can't trade someone who's on the DL through the deadline, can we? I guess it'll be another season of 10HRs, .250avg & countless runners being handed 2nd base after singles/walks!

Scott said...

15 years ago, MLB couldn't find a local owner to buy the Pirates. Consequently, the team was sold to two trust-fund kids from family fortunes built on the fastest-dying industry in the world.

Now in the past five years, no less than three local potential buyers have approached the current ownership group about purchasing the franchise. Two of those three are now finalists to own the Rangers. Thanks, Nuttings!

Jon said...

Scott thats not entirely true. Bob Nutting had a very tiny share in the Bucs when the McKlatchy group bought the Pirtates. It was his Father Ogden who held the bulk of the Nutting shares. Bob bought almost all of his fathers shares in 2007.

Scott said...

Jon, that's not what I remember. I believe the shares were simply passed on rather than sold within the family.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Whether it was passed down or bought, where did Bob Nutting get his money in the first place? Probably through family business interests.

I think Russell should have been canned immediately following the game last night for allowing that Lard Ass Prince Fielder to get away with trying to bully us and decapitate our catcher. Russell should have either went after the ump for not tossing him or went over and told Macha that his next batter was getting a fastball in his mouth.

Macha's a bit ridiculous with his whining over Fielder and Weeks getting hit all of the time, because Weeks takes HBP intentionally, but at least it is clear he has his players' back. Russell took no issue with Fielder virtually punching Kratz in the face.

With that attitude, Robotron isn't going to turn a bunch of has beens and never weres into anything more than perennial losers.

Jon said...

You are probably right Scott, my point was more or less that Ogden, not Bob was the one that made the initial investment in the team with the McKlatchy group. We shall see in the next few years if the apple truly doesn't fall far from the tree.

Nate said...

Not to defend JR, because I don't like him either, but it's entirely possible that he called for retaliation from the bench and the team didn't follow suit. It's up to the pitcher to police that type of situation.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

Did you hear his post-game comment? He didn't have any problem with it.

Maybe I didn't see what he did?

Here is what I think I saw: Fielder throw both fists and forearms directly up under Kratz's chin, displacing his helmet and virtually punching him in the face.

Nate said...

I didn't actually see the game, no. Like I said, though, it's usually the pitcher's responsibility to retaliate. If it's as you described, Fielder or a teammate should have been drilled.

BurressWithButterflyWings said...

cover of PG sports section today had a good look.