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hardrain
02-11-08, 03:37 PM
minor league deal...not many choices for Doug

http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20080211&content_id=2370640&vkey=pr_pit&fext=.jsp&c_id=pit

Steve Dalkowski
02-11-08, 03:41 PM
Was really hoping it was Mirabelli....somehow.

yanksphan
02-11-08, 03:48 PM
Ouch....Red Sox, Yankees......(cliff).....Pirates

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
02-11-08, 04:14 PM
I hope he gets the starting job for the Pirates.

I was in favor of resigning Mientkiewicz this off-season, but that wasn't an option considering we had enough 1B to begin with.

I wish him the best of luck in Pittsburgh.

WayneTollesonBlues
02-11-08, 05:02 PM
Not likely he'll get the starting job with LaRoche there.

Brooklyn Yankee Fan
02-11-08, 05:16 PM
Not likely he'll get the starting job with LaRoche there.

Very true, I forgot about LaRoche.

Well, in that case, it's a shame Doug signed with the Pirates of all teams, considering they have LaRoche at first.

hardrain
02-11-08, 05:52 PM
I was hoping he'd hook on with a better team, or at least a team that might give him more playing time...

Nome
02-11-08, 05:54 PM
I was hoping he'd hook on with a better team, or at least a team that might give him more playing time...

He'd get more playing time with a single A league club. Doug has had a great career given his meager talent.

Andy

hardrain
02-11-08, 05:59 PM
He'd get more playing time with a single A league club. Doug has had a great career given his meager talent.

Andy

ouch:-poke-:

JDPNYY
02-11-08, 06:02 PM
He'd make a great DH for the Bucs.

ace
02-11-08, 08:55 PM
Doug and Josh Phelps together again!

YanksFan1992
02-11-08, 09:03 PM
Good luck Doug! :gulp:

DaSh 1s
02-11-08, 11:10 PM
I dont understand that if he was willing to sign a minor league contract why did we offer him over a million dollars last year? just goes to show how we grossly overpay

dewey
02-11-08, 11:48 PM
say what you will about the guy, but he played a stellar 1B. He was a pure joy to watch.

Godspeed
02-12-08, 12:50 AM
He'd get more playing time with a single A league club. Doug has had a great career given his meager talent.

Andy

he's probably the best first baseman in the game.

destelle
02-12-08, 08:19 AM
say what you will about the guy, but he played a stellar 1B. He was a pure joy to watch.

Exactly ... we may be in the minority, but I love watching good 'D'... Dougie played excellent 'D'.
Good luck with the Pirates.