The Bucs just dealt from an apparently bullpen surplus for Francisco Cervelli.
I was fairly sure of two things this winter:
1) The Bucs would not and could not afford Russell Martin
2) Whoever was playing catcher for the Pirates next year would not be nearly as good as Russell Martin
I just didn't think we'd have that set before the first snowfall.
In the grand scheme of things, this is a pretty minor move. The Bucs have lots of bullpen options, including a few 5th starter/longman types at AAA who can probably step in and do an admirable job. But Justin Wilson was one of my favorite players on the Bucs roster. He's a lefty (like me), throws hard, and we have had a couple conversations about his admiration for my beard. He's a great guy, in my book. I'm not sure where this puts one of my other favorite Buccos, Tony Sanchez.
But I guess we'll see how all that plays out when the weather warms up a bit.