It’s no exaggeration that the system got off to a relatively slow start, right? I think we can all agree on that, and that doesn’t mean to a man, as there were some guys that were fine. But the system as a whole, well it wasn’t the best case situation.
Another week of baseball begins, and another underwhelming if not overtly irritating week ends. The Pirates continue to make decisions that simply don’t make sense, and serve to really just frustrate fans.
Slow climb for many prospects, but as always some stand out.
There are a few changes here. So pay attention!
Busy weekend. I typically try to write at least one piece over the weekend but this one I just couldn’t make it work. Then again, why should I care more than a team still employing Josh VanMeter and still digging around on waiver wires and AAA trade boards to find guys like Jose Godoy, oh, I mean “This Catcher”? I just refuse to learn a 59th name.
Endy Rodriguez and Dariel Lopez continue to impress. And I’m really not sure what else either of the two can prove in Greensboro? I get Endy is a catcher and catchers usually take a little longer and I will confess that I am not privy (obviously) to what the Bucs front office wants to see Endy work on as far as his defense goes.
What a weird time to be writing one of these. I mean, it’s Monday, it’s 5:00 PM, but there is just so much uncertainty out there what with the trade deadline tomorrow. I mean I could turn this into a prediction piece, maybe it’ll wind up one of those where I have to add a 6th or 7th point because trades won’t quit rolling in.
The Boys Review how the Pirates did on the surface with the Daniel Vogelbach trade, and go over the rumors, of which there are few until a BIG piece drops.
The Pirates were an improving team, this season. They had youngsters come up here, inject energy, enthusiasm and skill into a team that started the season struggling to string two hits together.
This is the trade piece I’ve been looking forward to writing since we started this, Joe! The time is here, the moment is right, the fruit is ripe, Big Ben has struck ten!