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-P- USA Today apparently doesn't know jack about the Pirates. Jose Castillo is "slick-fielding"? Brian Bixler is a "top prospect"? Brad Eldred is a "top prospect"? Wow.

-P- Watch out, Curtis Granderson - Lloyd McClendon is your new hitting coach. You drew 66 walks last year - that's way too many.

-P- Speaking of former Pirates hitting coaches, Gerald Perry will work for the Cubs next year.

-P- Dodgers outfielder J.D. Drew surprisingly opted out of the last three years of his contract and became a free agent. Obviously, this has no relevance to the Pirates whatsoever.

-P- This just in: the Diamondbacks have become the Nationals. Well, that's not completely true. The way you can tell them apart is that the Diamondbacks are the team that will be wearing the ridiculous low-cut Chuck Taylors.