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.
The agreement in principal between MLB and MLBPA yesterday on a safety package for restarting brought plenty of news, poison pills and interesting changes to the game, today we’re going to focus on the trade deadline and what it could mean for our Pittsburgh Pirates.
Well, as some of you know, once a week or so I like to put out a piece called Five Thoughts at Five. These always get some fun conversations going with all of you, and this one was no different Wednesday night.
I often wonder who the Pirate’s real rival is, sure when the team is down its easy to simply hate or envy a plethora of teams, but realignment has probably played the biggest role in the answer than any one other fact.
The Pirates haven’t often been a team to go get rental players in their history and that is not likely to change. That doesn’t mean the Bucs haven’t had some players who spent a short period of time in black and gold who had impact.