The first is on the LaRoche deal, pretty fluffy, but some notable notes from the story.
- LaRoche is "excited" to be a Pirate. Apparently that says a lot, since he is a laid back dude.
- Expect a loud roar to come from PirateFest Friday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. LaRoche is tentatively scheduled for Friday.
- DL is looking for bench help and wants to continue improving the team.
- Bob Nutting is "extremely pleased with the trade."
- Chacon signed.
- Trot an Indian.
- John Schuerholz pats self on back. Slaps Smoltz in the process.
- As I stated in the comments section of WHYGAVS's poll, the Pirates are high on Bixler, which made Lillibridge expendable. Somehow that statement never made it to my blog, until now.
- According to Littlefied, Romak is "big".