Odds & Ends: Pirates, Yankees, Storen, Mets

Links for Sunday night..

  • The Pirates have promoted Bryan Morris to Double-A after a sensational start to the season, writes Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com.  The 23-year-old starter, who has a 0.60 ERA, could earn another promotion by August according to GM Neal Huntington.  Morris was one of the main pieces the Pirates received in the Jason Bay trade in July of '08. 
  • Joel Sherman of the New York Post (via Twitter) points out that three former Yankees set-up men have been released in the last 24 hours: Chad Gaudin, Edwar Ramirez, and Brian Bruney.
  • Nats pitching coach Steve McCatty says that the club has not yet determined Drew Storen's role and that they will "ease him in", tweets Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.
  • Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com writes that Mets GM Omar Minaya will accompany the team on their trip to Atlanta, though a team official insists that he will be there just to lend support.


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11 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Pirates, Yankees, Storen, Mets"


Mark P
5 years 3 months ago

what is the insinuation of the Minaya nugget? That he is going to make a move or fire Jerry?

souldrummer
5 years 3 months ago

Those smart Yankees cutting bait on guys just before they flame out on their roster.

What is Minaya going to do accompanying their team? The Mets in last place ain’t a sustainable situation and they have to decide whether guys like GMJ, Ollie, Mejiia, and their dear manager are in proper roles. I see how we’ve held Bruney accountable and how the Mets seemed tied to GMJ with with the salary that they are paying him, and I’m prouder than ever to be a Nats fan.

East Coast Bias
5 years 3 months ago

Are the Nats for real?

souldrummer
5 years 3 months ago

Depends on what you mean by “for real”. They were the Wildcard team a couple of days ago. I don’t think they are going to be your wildcard team. Are they better than the Mets? Probably. They are 4-2 against the Mets and ahead of them in the standings. The Fish always give the Nats problems head to head and the Braves have the kind of rotation to go on a winning streak to get them back into contention, so there’s a lot of baseball to play out. They look like a team around .500 that can frustrate some other teams chances to make the playoffs more than an immediate contender.

Ian_Smell
5 years 3 months ago

Hopefully Bryan Morris is reaching his full potential now and not just getting inferior batters out. If he continues his success, I could see him in the Pirates’ rotation by the middle or end of next year.

BeatEmBucs
5 years 3 months ago

Tony Sanchez should be joining Morris in Altoona soon, I would imagine.

5 years 3 months ago

Post author: Your last name is really good for writing for the web. :)

Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Hope the best for Morris but if you are 23 and in A ball you should be dominating.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 3 months ago

true, like Jerry Sands…

Anyways, I think he could end up being the gem of the Manny deal for Pit..

Guest
5 years 3 months ago

I won’t hop on the Jerry Sands/Kyle Russell bandwagon until they play age appropriate competition. On that note, LA should promote Jansen to AA and get him ready for the second half. The guy might have some control issues but not like we haven’t seen that.

Sands is in Low A? No reason he should be there still.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 3 months ago

Im on Jerry’s bandwagon because it isnt his fault he is in low A…. he is dominating low A and the Dodgers are stupid to not move him up to at least high A while Lambo is out and move Russell up to AA. Give them both some exposure to higher levels to see if they are legit prospects. But right now, Sands #’s are crazy…

Jansen was just promoted. A writeup from TBLA from 5/15 about his first appearance:

“AA – Our two best relief prospect both didn’t get the job done yesterday. Kenley Jansen in his first AA appearance faced three batters and got one out. He got the first out on a pop up then gave up a single and walk before being replaced by St. Clair. St. Clair got the last out to end the inning saving Jansen from any earned runs. However in the next inning St. Clair gave up four hits before being bailed out by Eric Krebs. Offensively no one did anything of interest. Gordon went 0 for 5 and made his 10th error.”

btw, Jansen didnt have control issues in A+, with a 3.0 BB/9… not magnificent, but by no means bad