As I started writing the forecast for 2022 on Sunday, I realized this couldn’t be done without touching on the coaching staff. I mean the pitching and hitting was one thing, but there was just no way any of you were going to let me stop without talking to the coaching.
I’d imagine both coaches had to blow off some steam after this one. An error filled disaster of a baseball game on both sides of the diamond. So it was an odd night to have Kevin Young in the booth talking about defense and the importance of it in the system.
First of all I’m as guilty as anyone. I feel like I’ve spent the past two or three months playing the short sample size police, but I have not been so kind to the coach.
No, I’m not going to go ape on Derek Shelton and blast his resume. I’m not going to assume close to 20 games is enough to form fact-based opinion on the capabilities of the man. I will say, so far, he hasn’t done a good job.
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.