The 2021 MLB season is nearly over, one more major event now as the World Series is set to get underway tomorrow. The off season is where the Pirates will have the most opportunity for change and improvement, so immediately we get started with those topics in little more than a week or so.
I love Fall, all the major sports are going on and when covering a team not involved any longer, the questions start to shift from what is to what could be. After 101 losses, could be is a lot more comforting than is to say the least.
Watching playoff baseball reminds you just how far the Bucs were from being where they need to be. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the record was enough, and I know what good baseball looks like, but one thing that really struck me this year so far is just the offensive depth and the continuation of bullpenning. Let’s dig in on some thoughts and see where we go.
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Here we are, at the end. There will be no more walks, or homeruns or wins for the Bucs or any of their affiliates. So I present you with the last installment of the Top 30 Trends.
I hope none of you thought we were going to take some long break now that the season is over, we’re just getting started. This is where things really start getting interesting.
9-28-21 – By Justin Verno – @JV_PITT on Twitter Greetings from Ocean City Maryland where, between the beach and beers (OK, a lot of beers) I’ve been able to get this done. Man oh man what a great week for the Pirates system. A few real good looks here. To get into this I thinkContinue reading “Pirates Top 30 Prospect Trend Report”
There’s something in a season like this that irritates people that stick with the team through the whole death march more than the fact that the team is bad. It’s the devolution that really makes it impossible to stomach.
Hey, it’s too little too late, and yes, yesterday’s double painful loss in what would have clinched the team’s first sweep of the season is very fresh, but this team has been playing good baseball. They’re doing it with what I propose is their very worst bullpen of the season and easily their worst rotation, at least on paper.
Another week down and still no changes to the Buccos system. No one got bumped or even moved up or down while keeping their FV numbers. I have to admit, I’m honestly surprised by this.
The Pirates have entered that part of the season that is far too familiar in these parts, irrelevancy due to the NLF fully getting in motion, coupled with not being in the conversation themselves in the first place.