Re: 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates Season Thread
Good, the walking heart attack known as John Grabow is gone. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to kill him over the years. He's now Cubs' fans heart attack.
Gorzo gets to go back home, and I hope it works out for him. Has great stuff, just lacks control and confidence.
BTW, the Bucs do have a lefty in the bullpen - Donnie Veal. I'm not exactly comfortable with him, though.
As for the return, hey, a bag of peanuts and a hot dog would have been good enough for Grabow. Ascanio looks like a pretty decent power pitcher, and Hart is a decent starter. Harrison, I don't know much about but he looks like a good prospect. We need good middle-infield prospects, particularly at 2B. We are pathetically thin there.