Opening The Pirates Window

Ever since a changing of the guard took place in November of 2019, questions and comments surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates potential return to contention have filled countless social media posts, bulletin board discussions, articles from beat reporters, columns from bloggers and even some of my emails; with the majority eventually trying to nail down aContinue reading “Opening The Pirates Window”

As Predicted, By Him, Cherington Adds Depth To The Starting Rotation

On Tuesday afternoon, the day before the Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers and catchers were set to hold their first official workout of the season, General Manager Ben Cherington finally pulled the trigger on a veteran pitcher, lefty Tyler Anderson, to add to mostly inexperienced and vastly unproven starting rotation; a move that Cherington implied would eventuallyContinue reading “As Predicted, By Him, Cherington Adds Depth To The Starting Rotation”

As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present

If you take a minute to look at or listen to news and information concerning the Pittsburgh Pirates on social media, in articles and blogs and on any number of podcasts, it may take you a little while to find more than a couple of details concerning any player that will take the field forContinue reading “As Pirates Fans Look To The Future, The Team Still Has To Live In Present”

The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments

Historically the Pittsburgh Pirates almost always a bottom five payroll in Major League Baseball, especially over the past 25 years or so. Robert Nutting is a cheap owner, which is known by everyone around the league. Over the past three months the Pirates have cut approximately $27 to $29 off their projected payroll by notContinue reading “The Pirates $3 Million In Financial Commitments”

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”

Spend Nutting, Win Nutting! Am I Right?

For years it has been a rallying cry for some within the Pirates Fanbase; plastered on social media, echoed in response to almost every transaction made by the team and even placed onto t-shirts to wear into PNC Park. The financial shortcomings of Pittsburgh Pirates Owner and Chairman of The Board, Robert “Billionaire Bob” NuttingContinue reading “Spend Nutting, Win Nutting! Am I Right?”

New Year, Ne….Never mind, It’s The Pirates

Yesterday marked the beginning of the first full week of the MLB off-season in the new year; a time of new beginnings and resolutions, along with hopeful optimism, no matter how realistic any of these might be in the long term. For Pittsburgh Pirates Fans the 2020 season, and the few months that followed, wereContinue reading “New Year, Ne….Never mind, It’s The Pirates”

More Pittsburgh Pirates Moves Are Upcoming

It’s the day after Christmas and we are finally over the hump in between potentially guaranteed moves and/or transactions during what had been a less than active off-season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the rest of MLB for that matter, prior to the Christmas Eve Trade of Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals. It isContinue reading “More Pittsburgh Pirates Moves Are Upcoming”

Cherington Smartly Stocks Up On Pitching In The Rule 5 Draft

Prior to a little after 12 PM EST the 2020 Winter Meetings had been fairly quiet for General Manager Ben Cherington and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Sure there were some trade rumors, as Gary wrote about yesterday , but those are to be expected during this time of year; even when they involve potentially unexpected pieces,Continue reading “Cherington Smartly Stocks Up On Pitching In The Rule 5 Draft”