-P- Ian Snell is mad.
-P- I don't have time for a full minor-league report right now, but it's worth pointing out that Steve Pearce has a 1.099 OPS since being promoted to Indianapolis. Nothing can stop this guy. The article above also notes that he played a bit of right field last night, which gives you some idea of how the Pirates might use him.
-P- As some of you noticed in the comments to the last thread, Hardball Times has an article on how to fix the Pirates.
-P- If he doesn't retire, the Padres will designate 44-year-old David Wells for assignment. One thing I don't understand:
Presumably, Towers gave Wells these options so that Wells could retire with dignity if he wanted - why make them public?