Today I’m taking a look at how the Pirates could spend fairly little and put a charge in this entire thing. Young players need surrounded to insulate them from collective failure, and I’m not going to let history prevent me from showing what could be.
This space has been a dark place for a few weeks now. Near constant losing will do that, near constant losing while being seemingly out of it by the third night after night will do that from all directions.
Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. This quote is often misattributed to Albert Einstein, just like the entirety of this problem is often attributed almost solely to the coaches, or Nutting, you pick your favorite scapegoat.
The Pirates have a bad season in progress. You all don’t need me to tell you that. 100 losses is still in the balance, but it’s also well within their reach.
The best way this team can truly take a step forward is to add starting quality players, but it’s a balance, and they’ll need to be agile should someone from the system overtake whomever they signed.
Another week of baseball begins, and another underwhelming if not overtly irritating week ends. The Pirates continue to make decisions that simply don’t make sense, and serve to really just frustrate fans.
The team is in a tailspin, but it’s not too late to pull out of it. The downward spiral twists both directions.
An awful road trip wrapped up and for some reason this time, fans didn’t ignore it. I’ve been following this team far longer than I’ve been covering them, so let’s just say I’ve seen my share of bad baseball teams.
The Pirates simply left themselves far too short for arms on the 40-man roster and it immediately impacted the choices they’d have to make, even for opening day.
Is the rebuild still on track. I mean, to me yes, but maybe that’s because it’s still where I expected. In this piece, I’ll outline where we’ve been, and where it’s headed.