Today, the Chicago Cubs sent pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio, as
well as minor league infielder Josh Harrison to the Pirates for lefty
reliever John Grabow and lefty sometimes starter, sometimes reliever,
sometimes minor leaguer Tom Gorzelanny. Grabow joins Sean Marshall as
the lefties in the pen (though Grabow has been better at getting
righties out this year, but whatever), and Gorzelanny may actually get
a shot in the rotation while Ted Lilly is out. Those starts were
expected to go to Kevin Hart.
Substantive analysis of the trade coming soon. Our humble site was the
target of a non-malicious, but highly annoying hacker attack, which is
affecting posting. Apologies.