This article entertains me. Apparently Pittsburgh is going after Johnny Estrada. They are also talking to Miguel Olivo and Damian Miller.
Miller, I would understand--Ronny Paulino's a solid option behind the plate, and he seems like the type of guy that traditionally gets paired with a veteran backup. (Think Russell Martin and Mike Lieberthal last year.) But why Estrada? He seems like a disaster waiting to happen as a backup, but I don't have a really good argument for why that would be. (Besides imagining him on the bench most days with a bucket of KFC.)
Another article worth pointing out: if you have a BP subscription, make sure to read Kevin Goldstein's Devil Rays prospect ranking. As he puts it, "That, folks, is a borderline obnoxious collection of excellent young talent." Since there are two center fielders on his list, plus B.J. Upton, you wonder if there's a match somewhere between the Rays and Brewers, maybe Fernando Perez, who should be ready by '09 and would push Bill Hall to left or back to the infield.