If it feels like every season the league is captivated by another young International signing, it’s probably because it’s true. Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, the league is filled with talent from outside our borders and those that play the game the right way can accelerate team building in huge leaps rather than the baby steps of yesteryear.
One of the most often brought up reasons for optimism that Cherington will be afforded the money he needs to get the job done when the time comes has doubled as the answer to that question.
I’ll jump right in. I’ve advocated for the Pirates extending Josh Bell, well, since I started writing about the Pirates. I’ve also kept firmly in the back of my mind he is a Scott Boras client and had more than likely already played himself out of town.
So, are we a baseball town? Does Pittsburgh still love the game that helped lay the foundation for the other teams in this city to build on? Or, has Bob Nutting destroyed that for you?
It sure is easier to win when the tournament is the starting point