It’s late June, and bluntly, the Pirates have already called up more players than I thought they would at this point. I mean, everyone they’ve called up so far was on my list of possible promotions, but not already.
Welcome to the first edition of the MLB’s AUGUST Trade Deadline. That felt weird to type–I get that the Trade Deadline has been in August before, but not on purpose. This is kind of an historic event, no?
Getting the kids up to the major league level is arguably the most exciting and painful part of any rebuild, both at the same time. A rebuilding team needs to see the kids play, but playing a ton of kids is also rarely going to lead to good things for the overall club.
A lot to get through in this edition, let’s get to it!
Open your mind, and lets move forward together as fans of this club and allow ourselves to follow a prospect without worrying about who was right or who was wrong. What was moral and what wasn’t. Let’s just watch this supremely talented kid come up here and play baseball.
Ugly moments like that, yup, gonna happen. There will be nice moments too, and while those tend to be easier to forget when the overall picture is gross, I still tend to enjoy them, as I’m sure most of you do.
Only in the world of covering the Pittsburgh Pirates can someone who predicts 70 wins be considered “positive”. Or, oh my god, a defender of Nutting!
The Pirates who just experienced the highs that youth can provide in sweeping the Dodgers out in LA, are now experiencing the other side of that coin as they face the Braves in Atlanta.
Listen, there’s a reason I was able to see all this youth coming up during 2022 and still predicted only 70 wins this year.
Greetings from the beautiful Outer Banks where I am sunburnt and likely drunk as you read this! Let’s dive in.