The Pirates had an opportunity to win every game this weekend in St. Pete, but the time for moral victories is just about over.
I’m back again with the second rendition of MLB Draft COMPS scores. I’m going to plagiarize Joe Boyd from 2021 so you get the background on how this thing works:
OK, so now that Cruz is here, the major first wave of youth has made it’s way to Pittsburgh and while there will likely still be more debuts to look forward to, the initial lurch toward youth has been accomplished.
Justin, I’m writing this after watching Oneil Cruz’s 2022 debut, and… I don’t want to trade anybody!
The next few postings could be bonkers as there are a LOT of promotions coming. No reason for me to blather on, so let’s get to it!
Is there something in particular you expect to see me touch on today? I mean I feel like there’s some huge story that I almost have to cover. Hmmm, I guess you’ll have to read and see if I hit on it.
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!