Before I dig in on this subject, there is nothing that will have real lasting effect on the fan base like winning. While it doesn’t feel like it at times, I think it’s easy to accept that Ben Cherington wants to do.
Ke’Bryan Hayes makes the lineup more professional from the moment the letter K is written on the lineup card, but as bad as the offense has been, its key he isn’t being dropped into nothingness.
Last week, The Pirates had one available outfielder, Ka’ai Tom. I called it Outfield-A-Rama, and it looked like they had no idea how they’d ram together an outfield for the foreseeable future.
Legitimately good weekend at PNC for the Pirates. Good because of who stepped up to provide the series win against the Cubbies, not just because it happened. See, that’s how we really need to view almost everything the Pirates do this season.
When they say all options are on the table, they weren’t kidding and it’s not just the trades, it’s the international signings, the waiver pick ups, the Rule 5 pick ups and soon, yes it could also be extensions.
Just about every topic born from 2020’s abbreviated baseball season has been sufficiently qualified with the ever present short sample size qualifier.
Let’s start by being honest about how bad it has gotten. The Pirates are down a couple runs in the bottom of the 8th and they have a couple speedy runners at second and third. Bryan Reynolds steps to the plate, you actually find yourself withing it was Newman or Gonzalez.
Each year before a season begins there are expectations; for the organization as a whole, for the team and especially for the individual players on the field. We try to predict a direction or a path for the future; sometimes based on numbers and patterns, but often it is rooted in emotion, a gut instinctContinue reading “Progression, Regression and Stagnation: 2020 Pirates Player Projections”
There are countless ways for MLB teams to score runs, with almost endless combinations of hits, walks, wild pitches, passed balls, stolen bases and even hit by pitches. However, the quickest way to affect the outcome of a game has almost always been the long ball; followed closely by a base clearing triple and aContinue reading “Top O’The Metric To Yinz: Pure Power”
For quite a few years, 13 to 14 by my estimation, there has always been a clear heir apparent who would tasked with the duty of patrolling centerfield at aaa for the Pittsburgh Pirates. As Chris Duffy, and at times Rajai Davis, were taking turns trying to hold down the middle of the outfield inContinue reading “Open Auditions Being Held: The Future Centerfielder of the Pittsburgh Pirates”