This isn't Pirates-related, but you have to go see what Lou Piniella just said he was going to do with the Rays' pitching staff. I can't think of any good reason why Piniella would want to do this, other than frustration. In fact, it reminds me of the Pirates' April decision to bat Tike Redman third - changes that have the effect of giving crappy players more opportunities tend to be counterproductive. But what Piniella's doing is a lot more unconventional and interesting, and it should at least have the effect of making the Rays fun to watch - for a while.
Thanks to Baseball Primer.