MLB’s Winter Meetings were always going to be interesting for the Pirates this year, but as they get underway, the main topic of discussion has shifted to one subject.
What a wild first few days of the Winter Meetings!
Bryan Reynolds requested a trade, now what? A mess is right.
This week, Baseball America released a new top 10 prospects for the Pirates. These lists always get conversation going, but to me, a lot of people kinda misunderstand what these lists are.
Event Horizon is coming up fast. Next Sunday the MLB teams will descend upon San Diego. No hostages will be spared and the Winter Meetings will take place. It is…inevitable!
Listen, most of the time I won’t overtly write “opinion” right in the headline, but considering the team I cover and how unusual it is to have an opinion like this, I felt the need to make sure I spell it out.
The Pirates actually did some things this week, and not surprisingly, yinzers are full of opinions. Some less informed than others, and that knife cuts both ways.
I’m seeing quite a few people struggling to understand what the Pirates are doing this offseason. For one thing, it requires a bit of nuance, something sorely lacking on social media, and further, it requires a fan base who have had prospects presented to them as the second coming over and over for 3 years to understand, some of them just aren’t ready.
News broke this evening that the Pittsburgh Pirates are in agreement with 36 year old switch hitting 1B/DH Carlos Santana. A one year deal worth 6.725 Million dollars and setting up a competition for playing time with Ji-man Choi who was acquired earlier from the Tampa Bay Rays.
Okay, with the 2 “elephants in the room” (the elephants being Bryan Reynolds and David Bednar) out of the way, it’s time we got to the fun part!