JamesinNYC: True or false ... Pirates will stay
within the draft slot?
Bill Brink: Both. I don't believe they can sign
Appel for $2.9 million, the assigned value of the No. 8 pick. They
will need to...
Jim in VT: How much of a disaster would
replacement officials be in your view?
Ed Bouchette: The last time this happened -- what,
2001? -- they used replacements in the preseason and I thought they
Smoltz: Bob - As a displaced Pittsburgh, I am
curious about the national coverage/reaction to the Pirates. Last
year the team was at .500 and the national media was all over them.
This year, it barely gets noticed (thanks to Dan...
Ed Bouchette: Good afternoon from rainy
Pittsburgh, let's begin
Alan: Hi Ed. My first chat with you. What do you
think the offensive battle plan be for the upcoming season?
Bsizzle: Seriously, what's wrong with Clint
Barmes? What can the Pirates realistically do with this dude?
Bill Brink: What's wrong: Teams can continue to
get him out with outside breaking pitches and...
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