Today is the first full team workout in Bradenton and while more players than you’d think were already there, today it becomes official. It’s exciting every season, no matter what I think the outcome of the season will be, that’s the renewed hope, or at least hope that you see a bit of promise each Spring delivers.
We begin another week here at Inside the Bucs Basement and real baseball is ramping up this week as pitchers and catchers report for their first workout on Wednesday. Normal is a relative term but it figures to be a lot closer than 2020 was at the very least.
So, let’s have some fun talking Buccos!
It feels like we just flipped the calendar to 2021 and here we are in February already. We should be ramping up for and starting to cover the pitchers and catchers as they report to Spring Training, but of course MLB is still arguing this out.
Another eventful week has passed in Pittsburgh as we say goodbye to Jameson Taillon quickly following Joe Musgrove’s exit. It’s hard to get excited about seeing Jamo head to the Bronx, but for what the Pirates are trying to get done, it also makes sense.
Baseball, in the functional business sense is back today. It’s nice to see all the folks out there including Craig and I who were locked in a holding pattern finally able to talk baseball.
In the past few months so much has changed in our world it has become nearly impossible to keep track. Even the Pirate’s rotation has changed as Chris Archer found himself on the IL and the dominos fall from there.
Good morning friends, what a week in baseball. The draft flew by and our Buccos did quite well according to just about everyone. What a breath of fresh air that is.
The Pittsburgh Pirates experienced just about every variable one could in one draft. New management, new format, new slotting. Let’s talk about what we’ve learned.
That’s half the fun on draft day, imagining the future, trying to picture the puzzle pieces all coming together.