Jedd Gyorko Playing Second To Provide Padres With OffenseJedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.
Pirates Fall To Padres, 4-2SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It all proved to be better than expected for rookie Andrew Werner. The left-hander could barely believe the news two days ago that the San Diego Padres were calling him up to the majors. But Werner made the most of his opportunity. Werner allowed two runs over six-plus innings in his major league debut and Carlos Quentin drove in three runs, leading the Padres to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman: For Pirates, 'Corner Bat May Be The Priority'CBSSports.com senior baseball writer Jon Heyman joined The Fan Morning Show Thursday to talk about some of the latest buzz surrounding the approaching trade deadline.
Baseball Nation's Rob Neyer: Upton Not Right Fit For PiratesBaseball Nation's Rob Neyer checks in with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
Pirate Trade Targets?Last week I played manager and gave Clint Hurdle lineup suggestions. Today, I'm going to list 10 players that I'd like to see GM Neal Huntington attempt to trade for.