Usually this wouldn't be worth mentioning on a Pirates blog, but I thought it was interesting that Pittsburgh native Peter Angelos offered former Pirates farmhand Tony LaCava the General Manager's job in Baltimore. If you remember, LaCava interviewed for the Pirates job in 2008 and was sort of an early favorite for the job along with Jack Zdurenick, if I recall correctly. LaCava accepted under the condition that he'd be able to fire anyone he wants in the Orioles front office and bring in his own people. Angelos refused to let him and LaCava turned the job down.
If there's an even worse run organization with an even worse owner than the Pirates, it's the Orioles.