You know, if the Flyers had a decent goalie, that team would really accomplish some things. With that group of forwards and a tough, mobile defense, they're a goaltender away from being a dominant force in the NHL.
As it stands, they have Martin Biron doing shit like this.
So, here are the Pirates, just a couple of days away from spring training and still lacking anything that resembles a legitimate Major League power hitter. Former Cincinnati Reds/Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Dunn was still on the market, until he inked a two-year deal with the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
The Pirates couldn't have done better? Of course, it's also possible that Dunn, a solid bet for 40 home runs and 100 walks every season, wouldn't have considered signing with the Pirates. Given their recent history, it's doubtful they even tried.
Honestly, PNC Park was built with Adam Dunn in mind.
Ah well, who else is looking forward to a fun season with Brandon Moss and Steve Pearce manning the corner outfield spots?
Nothing like getting a quick start on the offseason. The Vancouver Sun reports the Steelers have signed former B.C. Lions running back Stefan Logan to a two-year deal. He was supposedly one of the most exciting players in the CFL.
If he can return kicks better than Carey Davis and Gary Russell, it's worth a shot. Low risk, high reward.
Right around the time the Pirates signed Ramon Vazquez to a multi-year deal (if there's one thing the Pirates need to turn this shit around, it's more utility infielders) I swore off the Pirates for the remainder of the offseason. No joke. I've completely shut myself off from their moves. I've ignored everything that might remind me of the Pirates.
Up until about, a week ago, I had absolutely no idea if they added or (hopefully) subtracted from the roster.
Earlier this week, I decided to check in and see what I may have missed, holding out some sort of faint hope that they pulled off a blockbuster, franchise-changing trade. Something that would get me interested in the fact spring training is roughly two weeks away.
I noticed only one new name on the roster from the most recent time I checked.