Why is Making Changes So Difficult for This Version of the Pirates?

The list of players that happen to be too young to give up on is far too big. Now, let me define that just a bit, not all young players are in this category.

The Case of Chris Archer vs the Pittsburgh Pirates

One of the biggest decisions this off-season is really what to do with Chris Archer. If they keep him it affects everything from who they non-tender to who winds up in the rotation. So I thought, let’s look at this like a court proceeding and see if you the jury can make a decision based on all the facts.

For the Pirates, Anger is Far Better Than Apathy

I’ve been a Pirates fan for all of my conscience life, it’s never been an easy road if I’m honest. I’ve been angry at times and frustrated almost always, but I always cared. I always held out hope that this owner would get it right. That this GM would understand his market and attack team building the right way.

A Big Reason to Believe the Pirates Have Begun Correcting Course

There isn’t much that can be written to show the Pirates have changed the way they develop talent, Even if the 2020 season had been normal the club made minimal changes to the development system because of how late in the game Cherington was brought in.

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back; The Pirates Path is Somehow Very Familiar

The path to improvement is often paved with failed results. But you know that don’t you? You’ve watched that play out countless times over the years. Even when the club pulled everything together in the early to mid 2010’s the improvement was somehow not linear.

The Pirates Face a Roster Crisis, and It’s Not Just Bad Players Like Many Assume

The Pirates have been boxed into a corner and while this regime didn’t create it, they’ll be tasked with working around it. See, the Pirates have an impossible amount of arbitration ready players next season, and 2022 is even more frightening.