As ever, I’m full of questions. You folks have been so great since we launched this column at helping me sort through them. Here we go for another week!
A suffering country, filled to the brim with people of all types enduring devastation economically on a scale none of us have ever seen, is going to have a very short fuse for the infighting of Millionaires (real or perceived) vs Billionaires (again, real or perceived).
Over the weekend, The Athletic broke the story that Rob Manfred is expected to provide ownership the ability to furlough or reduce the pay of non-playing members of staff in reaction to COVID-19 related suspension of play.
How can one man have spent the majority of his career outside of your organization and still be one of the most important figures in its history? I’ve thought about that question a lot recently and I firmly believe those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The trade of Aramis Ramirez to the Chicago Cubs in 2003 is one of those moments worth studying.
There will be ratings and scouting. Development success and setbacks. Those that can’t get the mental aspect of the professional game and others still who realize they lack the physical tools to make this dream a reality.
I suppose this list starts with a requirement. You almost have to be more than a Pirates fan, you have to be a baseball fan as well.
Of all major North American sports, baseball has probably the hardest to swallow draft system. Who is this guy? When will he make it to the majors? What position will he play? These are all questions that most fans have when they see who their MLB club picked.
I love doing these five thought pieces for the site. First of all, you have all been so wonderful with responses and those answers have led to full on columns more than once. It wasn’t intended as such but this has in many ways become a virtual pitch meeting! Here We Go!
Today I’d like to talk about the elephant that is always in the room for Pittsburgh, yup, today we’re going to talk about the feasibility of actually building through the draft
Both of these players will be back. Period. Now, why do I say that with such authority? Because the Pirates simply can not afford to let either of these gentlemen walk for nothing.