The Pirates have by in large been given a long leash by the fan base as they embarked on an aggressive rebuild that many didn’t even understand. Fans understood when they didn’t sign any big free agents too because it just wasn’t something that made sense for the stage the club was in.
There are times in life when you look up and realize you’ve spent so much time trying to keep up with the neighbors that you’ve forgotten to take care of what is in your wheelhouse or works for you.
I’m making no supposition as to whether Mr. Wright the knuckleballer the Pirates just signed to a minor league deal actually helps the team or not this season, not yet.
My goodness, things are getting crazy in Pirate land. Some people think they’re ready to compete for the division because they happen to be hitting in Spring. Some have given up on important pieces because of Spring.
I tend to lean a little toward the positive side of things when it comes to the Pirates, hell, I probably do it with all my favorite teams.
I’d imagine both coaches had to blow off some steam after this one. An error filled disaster of a baseball game on both sides of the diamond. So it was an odd night to have Kevin Young in the booth talking about defense and the importance of it in the system.
I thought what would be nice today would be to quickly talk about how all of these guys did in limited action this Spring. Some were given more of an opportunity than others but that’s ok, the goal was different for all of them.
Today isn’t some official day when teams have to make major cuts, but today is the last day teams can option or reassign players when injuries occur without having to put them on MLB IL.
Well it’s been one heck of a week in Pirates land with a ton of things going on with injuries, DFA, signings and the like.
The fundamentals of baseball don’t change no matter what team you play for, no matter how good or bad the overall team is.