Some Pirates stuff going on...nothing too, too exciting.
- The biggest news is Tike Redman getting traded to the Mets for a yet-to-be-determined cash amount. With Duffy coming on strong in the second half of last season, Redman became pretty much expendable. I've got high hopes for Duffy, fingers crossed.
- Last week, Bobby Hill was sent to the Padres for a yet-to-be-named minor leaguer. No biggie.
- Jim Manto, 41, has been hired as the Pirates new batting coach. He's been with the organization since '02, working with different minor league clubs in the same role. If he does well, this would be huge. Read the Post-Gazette's article on it here.
- Pirates.com does a little Q+A thing with Wigginton.
- Spring Training schedule's up.
- PNC Park is adding a cigar bar bar to the stadium's club level. Pretty cool, but I can see why people are pissed.