There is no escaping how pathetic the Pirates bullpen was by the end of 2022. Even though the pen carried the team early on, a combination of asking the pen to do too much of the innings lift, and a lack of players with options caused a revolving door of waiver wire pickups, DFAs and players forced into roles they had no business occupying.
Tag Archives: Bullpen
How Does The Pirates Pitching Staff Evolve for 2022
On Sunday I put together some thoughts about what we can expect to see come Spring Training for the fielders. This wasn’t a prediction piece as much as a look at the landscape as it sits, along with identifying areas where the Pirates should be looking outside to fill. Give that a read if you’re interested.
Two Guys Talkin’ Trades with Justin Verno and Joe Boyd – The Bullpen 6-21-21
Joe and Justin are back and this week they have their minds on the bullpen. It’s more fun to talk big trades, but reality is there are far more moves like this year over year.
Let’s Talk Pirates Bullpen Construction
The Pirates obviously improved every facet of the ball club way back in the early 2010’s as the window became apparent. Quite possibly the most underrated yet most important part of that window opening was on the mound.
Five Thoughts at Five 12-12-20
The Pirates finally made some moves this week as the Rule Five Draft provided some much needed depth for the club. Here are some other topics floating around in my head as the rumor mill quickly goes back to near silent.
Playing for Their Jobs?
With limited viable options and make no mistake that is very much on this regime, I believe the cuts will be pretty obvious.
A Tale of Two Exhibitions Pirates fall 11-7 to the Indians
t’s early, hell it doesn’t even count yet, but pitching remains an issue for your Pittsburgh Pirates. It donned on me sometime in the 6th that unless you count Brault and Kuhl, the Bucs have yet to have a reliever toss a scoreless frame.