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    Default Bucs sign 3 more minor leaguers

    .. with invitations to ST.

    "According to Jennifer Langosch, the Pittsburgh Pirates have signed right handed pitcher Brian Bass, catcher Luke Carlin, and outfielder Brian Myrow to minor league deals with invitations to Spring Training.

    Bass has pitched 175.2 innings in the majors over the last two seasons with Minnesota and Baltimore. In that time he has put up a 4.87 ERA, a 5.1 K/9, a 1.32 K/BB, and a 1.2 HR/9. In his career at AAA he has pitched 144.1 innings, with a 4.43 ERA, a 6.0 K/9, a 2.31 K/BB, and a 1.0 HR/9, splitting time between a starter and a reliever in the Kansas City and Minnesota farm systems. Bass turned 28 last week.

    Carlin recorded 112 at-bats in the majors over the last two seasons with San Diego and Arizona, with a .152/.246/.223 line and one homer. In his career at AAA he has a .265/.381/.386 line in 869 at-bats, with 15 homers. He turned 29 in December.

    Myrow was with the Pirates AAA team last year, after being acquired from the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations. Myrow was hitting for a .277/.380/.472 line with the White Sox AAA team in 159 at-bats, and went on to hit for a .330/.448/.515 line with 8 homers in 206 at-bats with the Pirates. His career line at AAA is .313/.423/.528 in 1750 at-bats, with 71 homers, or a homer every 24.6 at-bats. Myrow is 33, and is pretty much organizational depth at this point. He's only had 51 at-bats in the majors, with a .157/.279/.255 line and one homer.....

    The Non-Roster Invitee count for Spring Training is now up to 19 with these additions."

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    Default Re: Bucs sign 3 more minor leaguers

    Nobody of really much interest or upside although Myrow has always been a curiosity. dude is like 31-32 years and has been given just 3 tiny MLB tries throughout his entire career despite hitting well in the minors. He's decent AAA filler

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    "By Tim Dierkes [January 12, 2010 at 10:49am CST]
    The Pirates reached agreements with pitcher Brian Bass, catcher Luke Carlin, and outfielder Bryan Myrow on minor league deals, according to a team press release.

    Bass, 28, posted a 4.90 ERA, 5.6 K/9, and 4.6 BB/9 in 86.3 relief innings last year. He allowed 11 home runs in that time despite an excellent 61.4% groundball rate. The Orioles non-tendered him after the season.

    Carlin, 29, hit .321/.430/.481 for the D'Backs' Triple A club. They still chose to outright him in early December. Myrow, 33, hit .307/.419/.496 for the Triple A affiliates of the Pirates and White Sox. Both players have had multiple Triple A stints, but their 15% walk rates in '09 are intriguing."
    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2010/0...lin-myrow.html

    Carlins is a 29 year old switch hitting catcher who hit pretty well last year in triple-A. Not a bad pickup for free. When Glass-man Doumit goes down with the usual injuries this guy could possibly see some time in Pittsburgh.... Wonder if he's any good defensively...?

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    "Bass, 28, actually has a decent shot to make the team, in my opinion. Hes a right handed reliever who spent 2009 with Baltimore. He made the second most appearances of all AL relievers, posting a 4.90 ERA in 86.3 innings. Hes had trouble with too many walks, too few strikeouts, and too many HRs allowed. Keep in mind that he pitched in the heavy-hitting AL East, though."

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    Default Re: Bucs sign 3 more minor leaguers

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    "Bass, 28, actually has a decent shot to make the team, in my opinion. Hes a right handed reliever who spent 2009 with Baltimore. He made the second most appearances of all AL relievers, posting a 4.90 ERA in 86.3 innings. Hes had trouble with too many walks, too few strikeouts, and too many HRs allowed. Keep in mind that he pitched in the heavy-hitting AL East, though."

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    That's a good point about the AL East... but his high BB and low K rates, despite everything else.. sounds like a guy that has nothing real special

    I think we are really at the point with the BP (and this is assuming we sign Dotel) that the hole(s) left is long relief. I'd prefer NH to go after failed starters for this role but he seems hell bent on bringing in relievers with little upside. I dunno

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