The Pirates System Has More Talent, Now Development is Paramount

Some people are already starting to talk about the Pirates system being a top rated unit in the coming years. I’m not here to dump on that thought, it’s probably true. As we all should have learned through the years MLB games aren’t won in the minor league system, they’re of course won by developing those players into MLB talent.

No Holds, or Moves Barred for the Pirates

When they say all options are on the table, they weren’t kidding and it’s not just the trades, it’s the international signings, the waiver pick ups, the Rule 5 pick ups and soon, yes it could also be extensions.

Jamo’s Journey With The Pirates Comes To An End

When he was drafted back in 2010, with the second overall pick, then 18 year old Jameson Taillon was seen by many as a future ace of the Pittsburgh Pirates for years to come. For the first three seasons of his professional career he gave little reason to doubt the original projections as he quicklyContinue reading “Jamo’s Journey With The Pirates Comes To An End”

The Practice Of Flipping Players For Prospects

Following the trades of Starling Marte, Josh Bell and Joe Musgrove, General Manager Ben Cherington is nearing the end of his list of realistic trade pieces, outside the possibilities of moving Adam Frazier, Jameson Taillon, Richard Rodriguez and Chris Stratton; all of which are becoming less likely by the day and moving toward the in-seasonContinue reading “The Practice Of Flipping Players For Prospects”

Cherington’s Somewhat Familiar Plan Of Building Up The Farm

It’s been a few days since the Pittsburgh Pirates traded a fan favorite, right-handed starting pitcher Joe Mugrove, to the San Diego Padres in order receive four prospects, along with the second rated catcher from the New York Mets Farm System to complete the deal; which has done nothing but give me time to sitContinue reading “Cherington’s Somewhat Familiar Plan Of Building Up The Farm”

Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington

When I hear general managers from around Major League Baseball talk, I always take much of what they say with a grain of salt; all while trying to read between the lines or concentrating on key words in an attempt to interpret the message they might be trying to convey. Sometimes they give you aContinue reading “Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington”