The problem with that being, there are no Pirates fans. Besides, it's not right to pick on the Pirates. They haven't finished above .500 since before some of you were born. That's painful enough. Not one winning season since Bonds left. Their fans know they won't be competing from season to season.
Its not like Mets fans who get all uppity every winter and start thinking they have hope.
The Pirates, arguably baseballs worst franchise, have the catcher position all locked up for the next few years. props to them.
the D-backs have agreed to a trade that will send Chris Snyder to Pittsburgh. The trade is pending approval by the commissioner's office because money is changing hands.
Snyder is under contract for $5.75 million next year and has a club option worth $6.75 million for 2012. There is a $750,000 buyout attached. That means that if the Pirates hold on to both Snyder and current starter Ryan Doumit next year, Pittsburgh would be paying $10.85 million to its catching tandem.
If the Pirates want to move forward with Snyder as their everyday backstop, Pittsburgh could look to trade Doumit by passing him through waivers in August or doing so during the winter. The club could might also toy with the idea of using Doumit at another position. He's played some outfield and first base in the Majors.
Doumit, like Snyder, also has a club option for 2012.