– Bob Nutting (right) announced yesterday that the front office will stay intact despite recent criticism. Click HERE to see a video interview with him from WTAE (they disabled embedding of the video so it cannot be placed here).
– The Pirates signed outfielder Darren Ford and infielder Jared Goedert to minor league deals. Ford, 27, has hit .268 in 771 minor league games. Goedert, also 27 years of age, hit .311 for the Double-A Akron Aeros and Triple-A Columbus Clippers last season.
– Jeremy Guthrie, one of the Pirates’ starting pitching targets, is apparently seeking a 3 year, $34 million contract.
– Willie Stargell’s commemorative stamp (below) was a top-seller.