The Pirates have dealt with some injury to an already thin lineup and as is becoming tradition with Ben Cherington, when you expect a move, he might just give you three or four.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are 7-9 on the young season and it has provided a boost of confidence to a team that probably felt they were the only ones who believed they could do better than keep the seat warm for developing prospects.
Legitimately good weekend at PNC for the Pirates. Good because of who stepped up to provide the series win against the Cubbies, not just because it happened. See, that’s how we really need to view almost everything the Pirates do this season.
The start to the season has had good and bad. We’ve covered all of it but the biggest positive I could take away might be the simple fact that they had a chance to win all three.
My goodness, things are getting crazy in Pirate land. Some people think they’re ready to compete for the division because they happen to be hitting in Spring. Some have given up on important pieces because of Spring.
Five Pirates thoughts, ok maybe Six today, couldn’t help myself.
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.