Pirates 'clean house' in a very big way

Flurry of moves over the past year have given Pittsburgh's roster a major overhaul

Originally Published: August 3, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Will the last member of the Pirates' 2008 Opening Day lineup still in Pittsburgh please turn out the PNC Park lights?

That honor belongs to catcher Ryan Doumit, the only one of nine players who took the field for manager John Russell on April 1, 2008, in Atlanta who did not wake up today as a member of the Yankees, Red Sox, Mariners, Braves, Blue Jays or Giants.

Doumit must feel a little like the guy who's stranded halfway up the mountain during an Everest expedition. In a raging ...

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