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.
As I said at the beginning, every team in baseball will face questions just like these, but the Pirates can afford less mistakes than many teams and how they answer these questions and prepare for uncertainty will be key moving forward.
Let’s look at MLB’s most recent effort to start addressing the return of baseball
Throughout the years there have always been opposition players that feasted against the Pirates. Albert Pujols loved that rotunda at PNC Park, but this list will be all the guys who just ate the Buccos alive despite being less than stellar against others.
Another that’s fairly high on the list, Pirates fans love second guessing this club. They question everything from how players are instructed, the contracts they’re given, trades that were made and even draft picks.
Well, I suppose I have to come down on one side or the other, don’t I?
Well everyone, we made it another week and here we are starting another. Some of us are stuck at home working and some are wondering how the hell they’re job could be considered essential.
I was having a conversation with some folks on Twitter last week about the sweetest swings in baseball history. Names started popping up in the conversation from all angles, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey Jr., Fred McGriff, Tony Gwynn.