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Penguins, Pirates, Steelers, and Tottenham Hotspur fan, in that order. Also, an avid hockey and baseball player.

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John Curry released a little frustration last week.


Skip to the last ten seconds of the video for the excitement. (Also, if you were curious at all as to the wherabouts of John Curry...well, here you go. The DEL didn't suit him, I suppose.)

Shaun Marcum on Waivers


Per Rosenthal. Might be too late in the season for him to make a real difference, but who knows?

Cubs Win Bidding for Jorge Soler


Per Joel Sherman on Twitter, via MLBTR. Details on Soler's contract are likely forthcoming.

Astros Expected To Select Mark Appel


Per Jim Bowden on Twitter.

Pens Sign Defenseman Reid McNeill


To a standard three-year entry-level deal. McNeill, 20, was the Pens' sixth-round choice in the 2010 draft. He spent this season with the Barrie Colts of the OHL, and will presumably report to WB/S to begin next season. Even if he doesn't make it to the pros, organizational depth is a fairly decent outcome for a sixth-rounder, so it's good to see him sign and join the organization. (As an aside, read the comments on the linked article if you're interested in a laugh.)

Zach Hamill Waived By Bruins


Not really Pens-related, as Hamill wouldn't seem to be much of a fit for us. That said, it's always noteworthy when a 21-year-old former top-10 overall pick gets waived, and I'll be shocked if somebody doesn't claim him.


An Addendum to "Will it ever end?"

I'd like to start by briefly noting that this post began as a comment on Justin's earlier post about the Pens' troubles, and should be viewed in that context. If you haven't read that post, go read...

Chris Pronger's Season is Over


Another star player loses a season to a concussion. As much as I hate watching him play against the Pens, here's hoping the guy makes a full recovery and is back in 2012/13.

Andrew Brackman Signs With Reds


For those here who were interested in taking a flyer on him. Looks like he got a minimum-salary major-league deal (plus incentives), which is about what you would have expected him to receive.

Eric Tangradi Called Up From WB/S


I suppose he'll play tomorrow if Kennedy is unable to go.

Pirates Add Rick Sofield to Minor League Staff


Via Biertempfel. Sofield has worked at different times with Hurdle, Huntington, and Stark. He is expected to serve as a manager or hitting coach for one of the Pirates' affiliates.

Crosby Will Not Return Before Nov. 11th


Not terribly surprising, but it puts to rest any talk of him playing on Thursday. Obviously, this news doesn't prove that the 11th is, in fact, the anticipated return date; it does, however, leave that possibility open. Stay tuned.

A's Acquire Kila Ka'aihue


Via MLBTR. Ka'aihue was acquired in exchange for Ethan Hollingsworth, a fringy 24-year-old SP prospect who just made AAA at the end of this year. In our system, the best analog for him is probably someone like Aaron Thompson, whom most around here likely would have been thrilled to swap for Ka'aihue.

Pens Cut 13 Players; Roster Down to 42


To WB/S: Brandon DeFazio, Brian Gibbons, Ben Street, Paul Thompson, Geoff Walker, Simon Despres, Alex Grant, Joey Mormina, Philip Samuelsson, Carl Sneep, and Patrick Killeen. To junior: Tom Kuhnhackl (Windsor, OHL), and Dominik Uher (Spokane, WHL).

Elias Rankings Update


Per Eddie Bajek, via MLBTR. Ludwick and Lee would both qualify for Type B status, as of now. Interestingly, Cedeno has an outside shot at qualifying for Type B status as well, which would make the decision on whether or not to pick up his option that much more interesting.

West Virginia Power Infielder Pitches 5.1 Innings In 19-Inning Game


Guess they really didn't want to use any other arms in that game.

D-Backs and Jays Swap Second Basemen


This isn't really Pirate-related, but it's cool when a deal like this goes down in August. I'm really not sure what either team gets out of the trade, though.

Jason Hammel Likely To Be Dealt This Offseason


Per the Denver Post, via MLBTR. Anyone else interested in a pitcher who has produced over 8 WAR across the last two and a half seasons?

Reyes Not Available?


According to Olney and Heyman (via MLBTR). Between this and the Hardy extension, it's looking like we're gonna be rolling Cedeno/Wood/d'Arnaud at short for the rest of the year, for better or worse (if it wasn't looking that way already).

Devils File For Arb With Parise


As expected by most. It'll be interesting to see how this drama plays itself out.

Flyers Acquire Negotiating Rights to Ilya Bryzgalov


For a 2012 third-rounder, a conditional pick, and minor-league LW Matt Clackson. Discuss.


Keeper Players

I'm currently deciding my keeper players for next year, and am looking for a little help. I can keep eight players for next year. It's a 14-team league, with the following scoring settings: G, A,...

Philly Acquires Kris Versteeg


For their first-rounder and our third-rounder (the one from the Hamhuis trade). As if they didn't already have enough scoring depth.


2/13/11 GDT

  Looks like we don't have a game day thread today, so I'll throw this up there. Admins, feel free to delete it if an official one gets made. So, what do y'all think of the lines today? Craig Adams...


Nashville Acquires Mike Fisher; Potential Fallout

The Senators got their rebuild off to an excellent start today, dealing Mike Fisher to Nashville in exchange for a first-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012. Usually this would be...


Waiver Claim on Nabokov?

Hey guys, wanted to ask a quick question. I have the first waiver priority in my 14-team Yahoo keeper league, and was looking into using my priority to get Nabokov. My goalies, currently, are...


Can't Count On the Trade Deadline?

With the trade deadline rapidly approaching (yeah, I know, it will still be approaching for the next month and a half), and some fairly well-known names (Langenbrunner, Wolski, Rozsival,...

White Sox Sign Will Ohman


Could perhaps have been a decent lefty addition to our bullpen, but I don't really think a 2 year/$4M deal would have been agreeable.


Doughty for Lundqvist?

Been reading the articles here since the preseason, but I haven't really had a tough trade scenario to post here - until now, that is. So, have at it:

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