Biertempfel: Pirates closing in on Betemit, McLouth


@BiertempfelTrib "#Pirates move closer to deals with INF Wilson Betemit, OF Nate McLouth" For what it's worth, I get pretty into the preseason projection engine over at Fangraphs, and a few days ago, I pegged Betemit for exactly 1 WAR over about 375 plate appearances. Not that I'm very smart, but again FWIW, I had McLouth at exactly replacement level.