Sunday, October 21, 2007
Pirates Might Look To Move Bay
Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review believes that "Over the new couple of weeks, the Pirates will hire a new manager, scouting director, director of player development and assistant general manager. The turnover could extend to coaches and scouts throughout the system.
New facilities are rising in Bradenton, Fla., and the Dominican Republic. The club also plans to develop a leaner, more efficient data storage system.(Mlbtraderumors.com)" He also notes that since the Pirates won't be a World Series team anytime soon, they might shop ex-Met Jason Bay. Bay's signed to a very good deal at $4.5M for the next 2 seasons, so there would be quite a bit of interest if he were to hit the trade block.
I could definantly see a Brandon Webb, Juan Rivera, Ervin Santana swap from the Angels, but they will need to open up LF by either moving Garret Anderson or Reggie Willits.