This is our game, and we shouldn’t be afraid to tell MLB how they should make it better.
Good afternoon everyone and Happy November! The News is slow, kinda like we’ve been saying it would be, so I certainly won’t sit here and pretend it’s a shock. Still plenty to talk about so let’s get started.
When I think about all the things the Pirates have to make decisions on this off season, I keep coming back to all the variables they have in the Middle Infield. It’s a different problem than they had last off season, and they purposefully made it this way by acquiring four new options at the trade deadline, all with ticking clocks.
Cruz is expected to help carry a team on his lanky frame, and how the Pirates handle the next step with him will help write that story.
Without a stoppage, it’s more of the same, if you’re ok with that, we disagree. Doesn’t make you wrong or me right, but I’m not likely to change my mind on what this league needs.
The 2021 MLB season is nearly over, one more major event now as the World Series is set to get underway tomorrow. The off season is where the Pirates will have the most opportunity for change and improvement, so immediately we get started with those topics in little more than a week or so.
As noted by many of you all season long, you really hate what has become of the role of starting pitchers. Some of you primarily watch the Pirates so the ire stopped with disliking Derek Shelton’s handling of the pitching staff. Some of you have looked a little deeper and come to understand it was a farther reaching change in the game itself.
Couple of friends of mine on Twitter were talking about how unrealistic the Free Agent signing suggestions are for this club on social media, so I thought, hey, why not come up with the top 10 since Nutting officially took over as owner here in Pittsburgh.
I love Fall, all the major sports are going on and when covering a team not involved any longer, the questions start to shift from what is to what could be. After 101 losses, could be is a lot more comforting than is to say the least.
Craig and I put out our first pass at the 40-man roster. It was intentionally left as is with very few changes because we believe if you don’t tell and show people the problems they’ll never understand the things that have to happen, or the difficulties they present.