So, do you feel omniscient punk? Well, do ya?

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We’ll make a bunch of predictions for the 2011 season here at HBT, but since we’re still hoping to make the Olympic Prediction Team, we’re trying to maintain our amateur status and not make it an actual competition.

Wezen-Ball’s Larry Granillo has no compunction about turning pro, however, so he has a genuine contest going.  It’s a point-based thing based on where teams finish, playoff results, the postseason awards, and everything.  The winner will get a $30 gift card for MLB.com with which — Larry argues anyway — you can buy two tickets to a game.

I say you can put a down payment on a sweet throwback Padres cap.  Either way, it’s not a bad deal.

Pirates suspend Keone Kela two games for contract violation

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On Monday, the Pirates announced the club suspended reliever Keone Kela two games for an unspecified contract violation. Kela will begin serving the suspension tonight.

Kela, 26, went on the injured list in early May with a right shoulder injury. He was on a rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis for the last week and a half. Prior to the injury, Kela posted a 4.63 ERA with an 11/4 K/BB ratio in 11 2/3 innings.

After sitting out Monday and Tuesday, Kela can rejoin the Pirates on Wednesday in the middle of their four-game home series against the Cardinals.