For one short season, every professional league in baseball used a designated hitter. There were a lot of fights about implementing the rule in the National League but once it was here it suddenly just became baseball again.
It’s been a while since I put one of these together but none of these add up to full columns so I wanted to put some thoughts out here and get some conversation going.
Inside the Bucs Basement News & Views 9-14-20
There is something calming about your baseball team hitting. At the end of the day, it won’t erase what’s happened but it sure makes watching more fun. Let’s talk about a few things going on and see if we can’t jump start our thought process on this overcast Sunday Morning shall we? 1. Why Don’tContinue reading “Five Pirates Thoughts”
The biggest problem with being positive about the Pirates is probably the simple fact that its always about the future.
Before the Pirates latest contest against the Indians in Cleveland on Sunday, I decided to watch some MLB network and I was pleasantly surprised to see Joe Musgrove was going to be interviewed about being named the opening day starter for the Bucs.
On Saturday the Pirates GM Ben Cherington confirmed that we weren’t just seeing Cole Tucker shag flies for fun, instead the club plans to give him some time out there and more so this isn’t some long-range project, they plan to use him there soon.
What are all the reasons players are provided a path to playing time?
This season the Pirates along with all their National League friends will be building lineups differently. They have a new factor, the DH. Sure, they’ve all dealt with it as interleague play has been around for some time but planning for more than 3 games with one is much different than knowing it’s here all season.
In the past few months so much has changed in our world it has become nearly impossible to keep track. Even the Pirate’s rotation has changed as Chris Archer found himself on the IL and the dominos fall from there.