For decades now, Pirates fans who have long since relocated to the year round warmth of Florida have considered Spring Training almost as their team returning from a very extended road trip, and fans from everywhere else have planned trips around this special time of year.
We’ve focused on the biggest moves and those happen to be trades. I don’t see those being done yet as I can’t see a logical way they head into Spring with Adam Frazier as part of the mix.
I’m 44 and don’t have a single memory of my team in the Series, this is where I slide my chips in.
By now you all heard the news, Joe Musgrove has been traded to the San Diego Padres in a three team deal that brought 5 prospects back to the Pirates. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this doesn’t help the 2021 Pirates in any way, in fact it’s a big blow. That said, I’ll equally state strongly, this was not a decent return, this was an excellent return.
We’ve had just a terrific week of conversation with most of you last week and I’m truly looking forward to another as baseball inches closer to a return and news starts to pick up.
The Bucs were busy yesterday and they continued to show a change in philosophy on multiple fronts. Not that it matters to many of you, because of course everyone they acquire will only be traded later for more prospects.
People love to scream this at me on social media and they puff out their chests so proud of themselves for having example after example of the Pirates failures over the years to get prospects across the finish line.
If you want to be lazy about it or ‘funny’ go ahead and say bad. But I’m talking about what type of team it looks like they’re building toward for the window. There are some factors beyond money we’ll talk about and we’ll discuss the type of talent that has been brought in as well as what was already here.
Major league baseball is again finding itself embroiled in yet another cheating scandal. This one happens to be the worst kept secret in the game.
Well, after watching whatever you want to call that Steelers game last night we’ve taken one step closer to baseball season. Let’s get some more Bucco thoughts out there and have some conversation.