Friday Focus – Evaluation, The Unseen Casualty

It has been little over five months since Travis Williams and Ben Cherrington were hired as the President and General Manager respectively. The offseason was anything but normal to begin with as the hiring process went late, cutting into the valuable time it takes to make moves and evaluate where the team is.

Friday Focus – All Draft Systems are Not Created Equal

Of all major North American sports, baseball has probably the hardest to swallow draft system. Who is this guy? When will he make it to the majors? What position will he play? These are all questions that most fans have when they see who their MLB club picked.

Friday Focus – Second Guessing the Pirates’ Draft History is More Than Just Swapping Picks

Another that’s fairly high on the list, Pirates fans love second guessing this club. They question everything from how players are instructed, the contracts they’re given, trades that were made and even draft picks.

Friday Focus – The Year We Missed Opening Day

Everything was there but the game, baseball has punched our ticket out of Winter’s darkness for well over a century as Americans, and many of us have taken it for granted.

Friday Focus – How Short is Too Short for an MLB Season Pirates Fans?

MLB and team executives are meeting regularly with the Players Union. If this were a normal season and we were heading closer to regular season play in 2020, I might follow that revelation with discussion of the new CBA and the challenges that lie ahead there.