Tuesday, June 10, 2008


This is two days old, but it's an interesting read about Brad Lincoln. If you remember back when we drafted him, he was supposed to be one of the two best pitching prospects in what was a very pitching heavy draft and despite the Pirates' history, Tommy John surgery doesn't have to ruin a career. Very encouraging stuff.

The Pirates signed their first three draft picks. Not their first three picks as in Alvarez, Scheppers, Mercer, just the first three to sign in general.

As you probably know by now, Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 600th home run last night. I used that as an opportunity to write some alternate reality stuff at FanHouse, while reader Nate sends along a frame-by-frame breakdown of Junior's still awesome swing.

From the comments, Scout.com loved our draft. I can't remember ANYone ever loving a Pirates' draft before. Except Ed Creech, of course.