Friday, April 22, 2011

Your 2008 Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011

Following up on a feature we did last year, here are the whereabouts and current numbers for the core of the last group of players, all of whom were gone by the beginning of last year.

Nate McLouth: Atlanta's everyday center fielder. 76 plate appearances, .688 OPS, 0 HR
Jason Bay: starting left fielder for New York Mets. Saw his first action of the 2011 season this week after missing all the games due to concussion-like symptoms following concussion.
Adam LaRoche: Washington's starting first baseman. 68 PA, .211/.338/.316, 2 HR.
Xavier Nady: Riding the pine in Arizona. 20 PA in 10 games, .775 OPS
Ronny Paulino: Under contract with the Mets. Has not played this season due to 1) a 50-game suspension imposed after he tested positive for PEDs, and 2) having recently been diagnosed with anemia.
Jack Wilson: Seattle's second baseman on some days. 45 PA, .205/.279/.231. Reported to be fighting with the manager.
Freddy Sanchez: San Fran's starting second baseman. 80 PA, .329/.397/.514. Still refuses to walk.
Nyjer Morgan: Backup with Milwaukee. 27 PA, and a totally unsustainable .500 OBP/.455 BA
Jose Bautista: Toronto's everyday right fielder. 70 PA, .304/.443/.536. Nobody could have possibly seen last season coming, right? And there's no way he repeats it at age 30, right? Right?
Ian Snell: Retired.
Tom Gorzelanny: In Washington's starting rotation. 16.1 IP, 1.88 K:BB, 1.16 WHIP, 4.96 ERA
John Grabow: A fixture in the Cubs' bullpen. 6.2 IP in 9 games, 8.10 ERA, 2.40 WHIP. Walks everybody.
Sean Burnett: A back-end bullpen guy in Washington. Recently pitched in a few save situations and even he didn't seem to understand how that happened. 8.1 IP, 3.24 ERA, 1.20 WHIP.
Damaso Marte: Under contract with the Yankees. Likely to miss all season after undergoing off-season shoulder surgery. Manager Joe Girardi optimistic the 54-year-old lefty could be playing catch after the All-Star Break.
Jesse Chavez: Pitching for Royals Triple-A affiliate Omaha, a team that bores children and writers to depression.
Matt Capps: Recently declared the lesser of two evils when stacked against Joe Nathan, now closing for the Twins. 11 IP, 4.09 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 5 K, 0 BB.

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