Pirates Non-Tender Day Was a Non-Event

I’m not sure what I was expecting. Maybe I was going to be irritated by any move they made or didn’t make. I started writing this piece last night after the news started breaking with the only move of note being Will Craig clearing waivers and being outrighted to AAA, along with Clay Holmes being non-tendered and selecting free agency.

Cherington Starts to Make His Mark, DFA’s for Trevor Williams and Jose Osuna

The story today could be about what Trevor Williams has done here in Pittsburgh, or oh shucks about Jose Osuna never getting a chance. Did we let them go too soon? How could they give up on them with all that control? Surely there are worse players than these two?

Nick Burdi Undergoes Second Tommy John Procedure – Out for 2021

Stories like that which Nick Burdi is in the middle of writing happen in baseball all the time, sure most of them probably don’t have the ability to throw a baseball over 100MPH but injuries derail careers before they get started more often than any of us really know.