*Major in this instance shall be defined as anyone with previous major league experience and a pulse being added to the team
Sandy Alderson waded deep into the free agent pool to sign LHP Chris Capuano and RHP Taylor Buchholz.
BMF is all for these guys considering they come cheap, Capuano 1.5M and Buchholz 600K base, and they’ve both got very tangible upside.
Capuano is an ex-below the radar stud who won 18 games in ‘05 and was an All-Star in ‘06. Last year he was primarily a reliever but he did start 9 games so he just might end up in the rotation for us.
As for Buchholtz the guy was a top prospect at one point but now after an elbow injury he’s trying to pick himself up off the scrap heap.
Still though is Taylor can regain the strength in the elbow that cost him the entire ‘09 season he could be a star in our pen.
Hey, in this winter of a Pirates budget in Queens I think you gotta be happy with these guys.