More Pirates stuff courtesy of Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
- Shortstop Jack Wilson played very little since breaking a finger on August 31st, but he wanted a plate appearance in front of the die-hard season ticket crowd yesterday at the team’s final home game. Wilson received a standing ovation, with fans knowing his Pirates career may end with a trade this winter. Kovacevic says Wilson is a "highly likely trade target," while GM Neal Huntington insists he is not trying to trade his shortstop. He will definitely listen though.
- Kovacevic adds Freddy Sanchez as a trade candidate, but feels Adam LaRoche will stay put. If the Bucs move both middle infielders, they could have a $30MM payroll in ’09.