so the pirates are rumored to be trading lefty reliever john grabow to the cubs. this trade will make grabow the 9th player off the opening day roster to be traded. 9/25 gone. that is just crazy. oh yea, and the total salary of their current active roster is just over 21 million, and that includes grabow's 2.3 million salary. the current highest paid pirate is paul maholm at 2.5 mil whose most important role was probably being part of the allen & ginter code.
update: make that 10/25 as they threw in tom gorzelanny