The common narrative this season early on has been that Colin Moran has a brand new approach at the plate and while he himself deserves the credit for implementing it, the Pirates too for identifying the holes and helping him improve.
As the storm clouds rolled in over PNC Park tonight the Pirates had already faced a bunch of demons on a night where the skyline looked fitting.
Many things became a lot clearer after Todd Frazier’s opt out, immediately following the news that he been informed by the team he would not be making the Pirates Open Day Roster; one of which being Pittsburgh’s apparent faith in Colin Moran to man the first base position on a more regular basis than mayContinue reading “Relying On The Redbeard”
At the end of the 2020 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for a few awards when it came to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The awards were the Clemente Award, which signifies the Pirates MVP for the whole season, as well as the Steve Blass Award, which is awarded to the best Pirates pitcherContinue reading “2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh”
On the day before Thanksgiving the Pirates made a somewhat surprising decision of designating former 1st Round Pick Will Craig for assignment to make room for Colorado Rookies pitcher Ashton Goudeau. Following these corresponding moves Pittsburgh was left with only two players in contention for the starting First Baseman to begin the 2021 season, whichContinue reading “The Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Of The Present”
One thing we have to go on is the league doesn’t plan on starting late, the Pirates are scheduled to start Spring Training games on February 27th in Bradenton. That means you can expect Pitchers and Catchers to report somewhere around the 13th. That’s a little over 4 and a half months from now.
The Pirates and Tigers had a slobber knocker last night putting up a combined 30 runs and wreaking havoc on one another’s bullpens. Today the Pirates sent Derek Holland to the mound hoping for minimally stability while the Tigers countered with old friend Ivan Nova.
As players begin to filter into Spring Training 2.0/Summer Camp/MLB “The Re-Mix”, bloggers and media members alike have taken to giving Pittsburgh Pirates Fans something very similar to grasp onto…HOPE. Hope that Ke’Bryan Hayes will be standing at third base when the season begins, hope that one or more free agents will be headed toContinue reading “All Aboard The HOPE Train: The 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates”
As soon as the announcement was made on Tuesday evening that players had agreed to report to Spring Training 2.0 on July 1st the brains of Major League Baseball fans and media members’ alike immediately went into overdrive. With new rules, health and safety protocols, scheduling, an end to the MLB transaction freeze and impendingContinue reading “Roster Construction: Thoughtful Planning Versus Reckless Abandon”
For most of the time I’ve been writing, I’ve begrudgingly told you the DH was coming to the National League. Even as I begin another column with the designated hitter as a main subject, I’m envisioning half the comments being a simple “Nooooooooooooo”.