A couple Pirates-related notes today:
-P- Chris Snyder signed with the Astros. There was a minor groundswell of support for re-signing Snyder here, in part because Michael McKenry is no great shakes and Rod Barajas can't be counted on for more than 100 games or so. There were never any serious rumors connecting him to the Bucs, however. It looks like the Pirates are set with Barajas, McKenry and possibly Jose Morales.
These moves don't prove a whole lot, but they don't exactly refute the thesis that the Pirates are probably done making major moves this offseason.