If you close your eyes for a moment and ignore that date in the byline you could easily find yourself transported back to 2019 or maybe 2020. The big difference this time is they aren’t looking for a starter at the position.
The immediate takeaways from the Pirates decisions yesterday are apparent. Choosing to protect only 4 prospects, 5 if you count Diego Castillo, casts light on some other decisions we weren’t sure they’d make.
We’ve worried, we’ve arranged, we’ve even argued, and today the Pirates did what they did.
I keep hearing winning will change everything for the Pirates, not so fast.
Big week, and I’m going to try to not touch it in this piece. The deadline for Rule Five protection is the 19th of November so I expect a fairly active week across MLB and the Pirates are no exception. If you haven’t read it yet, Craig and I broke down what we expect to see as well as our concerns. Check it out.
11-15-21 – By Gary Morgan & Craig W. Toth – @garymo2007 & @BucsBasement on Twitter Gary – I think it was probably back in May when Craig and I first started turning our gaze toward this date, well, at least out of the corner of our eyes. We’ve warned, worried and after the trade deadlineContinue reading “Rule Five Protection Deadline is the 19th, What Can We Expect From The Pirates”
Bryan Reynolds isn’t going anywhere, as I’ve been telling you for at least a year
Believe it or not, Ben Cherington doesn’t care what I think. I know, it’s shocking. So he surely doesn’t care that I disagree with the idea that this season the only way this team will measurably improve has to come from internal growth and improvement.
Well, I’m back from Florida for a nice long weekend and as expected the Pirates did a bunch of actual stuff while I was gone.
It would be exciting for some, desperate for others, ineffective regardless, but make no mistake, even as his skills have naturally declined, he’d still have a spot here.