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.
Deep question. Here’s another first round pick for the Pirates, this one from 2014, two years longer than Will Craig who we just discussed yesterday.
Before this season, Erik Gonzalez was looked at more as a DFA candidate than a starting short stop for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Josh Bell has looked like anything but the Pirates best player this season for the most part. In fact not two weeks ago he was twitching like cat in a room full of rocking chairs in the box. Suddenly since the road trip began, he is quiet in the box and putting nice swings onContinue reading “Oh What a Feeling! Bell Clobbers Home Run Off a Toyota as Pirates Win 5-1”
In game one the Pirates sent Chad Kuhl to the mound. The lineup featured the return of Kevin Newman and the MLB debut for Will Craig. The Cards trotted their normal lineup out and started Kwang-Hyun Kim the lefty.
Everybody wants to see the kid play. If the future is all we have to root for, it makes total sense to want to see a glimpse now. I get it.
When all things were said and done, you could barely recognize the outcome if you only watched the beginning. I joked on Twitter I almost felt the need to write two game stories it was such a definitive break.
In baseball every fan no matter how involved, from the casual observer to the most ravenous fan, one thing binds us all, lineup opinions. Everyone has their perfect vision of an ideal flow, the players involved and any variations beyond that for specific situations.
Heading into this restart the Pirates had a laundry list of questions to answer, that doesn’t make them unique, most teams face plenty of unknowns and position battles, but the Pirates list seems to be growing rather than coming to resolution.
On Saturday the Pirates GM Ben Cherington confirmed that we weren’t just seeing Cole Tucker shag flies for fun, instead the club plans to give him some time out there and more so this isn’t some long-range project, they plan to use him there soon.