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Postby machine3 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:27 am

I know, I know. Definitely not the biggest news of the day, but as a Pirates fan and a Wood owner several times over the past couple years, it would be nice if a change of scenery could make a difference. Sounds like he'll get plenty of playing time.
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AmoWYQj0Mma5Sf4gomQhJevavrYF?slug=ap-nationals-pirates
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby machine3 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:36 am

Things don't sound very promising here- http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/will-brandon-wood-figure-things-out/

But this is low risk for the Pirates, and he can't be much worse than Cedeno. I like the move.
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:38 am

kool he'd do a great adam laroche imitation
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Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:39 am

i like the move too. just give the kid regular playing time and lets see what he can do.
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby Havok1517 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:04 am

Phil Nevin 2.0?
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby wrveres » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:49 am

Havok1517 wrote:Phil Nevin 2.0?
could be.
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby bigken117 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:14 am

OP needs to keep posting :-L
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby MashinSpuds » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:44 am

bigken117 wrote:OP needs to keep posting :-L

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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby 910BronxBomber » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:29 am

I bet Wood likes this move too. Now he can clam the 'strikeout king' title outright in the NL, rather than fight Mark Reynolds for it. This guy makes a great argument for a 'AAAA' league.
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Re: Pirates Claim Brandon Wood off Waivers

Postby MrSnider » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:56 am

910BronxBomber wrote: This guy makes a great argument for a 'AAAA' league.


That's the Japanese League, where guys like Tuffy Rhodes and Orestes Destrade were superstars.
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