... preferrably attached to the rest of his body.
With the recent acquisition of Cesar Izturis, the Pirates are overflowing with veteran shortstops. Meanwhile Brian Bixler continues to play an attractive brand of baseball in AAA. Here's his profile:
He's a dirt player, the kind of guy who gets more out of his tools than you thought he had. We have a lot of fun with the term "scrappy" around here, but he's a guy whom I think does the term justice. He'd make a great reserve player and I could easily see him playing well enough to convince the team to move Gonzalez.