As soon as the Pirates non-tendered Matt Capps, 14-16 teams expressed interest in the Pirates former closer. When the Pirates tried to move Capps at the winter meetings there was no interest because teams knew that the Pirates were going to release him. Media leaks during the winter meetings played no factor in teams shying away from Capps. Whoever states that is just trying to make their ego bigger. The reason Capps drew no interest at the winter meetings was because of a flurry of talk from league executives that the Pirates were going to release Capps. That talk started on Monday December 7th and the rest of the week, the Pirates didn’t receive any serious calls about Capps. Meanwhile, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is taking a lot of heat for letting Capps walk for nothing. Where Huntington should be faulted is not moving Capps at last July’s tradeRead More »
Free Preview: Inside Access The 2008 season is over for the Pirates and just like the last 16 years it is a season they would like to forget. The Pirates won their season finale today 6-1 to finish the season 67-95. Now it is time to look ahead to the off-season and some quick hits on a few players the Pirates may target.