Five Pirates Thoughts at Five 3-1-21

Actual baseball, well sorta, is being played now and man did it feel good listening yesterday. It was also good to hear the genuine crack off the bat of Ke’Bryan Hayes. Man that kid makes a sound we haven’t heard in Pittsburgh since Josh Bell’s one month of dominance.

It Doesn’t Matter if the Pirates Don’t Improve in 2021. Right?

One thing that really hits home when your team reaches the bottom of the food chain in MLB is that they are staring at years of work to become a more relevant team. And if you live in Pittsburgh, chances are you see it as even more unreachable because your owner has never dedicated the money it takes to reach the summit.

The Boring Nature of System Construction

One of the things the Pirates most needed to do this offseason is also one of the most boring, and it deals with the engine of the machine. The actual Farm Director, scouts, instructors, all in an effort to become more player centric throughout the organization.

Why is Making Changes So Difficult for This Version of the Pirates?

The list of players that happen to be too young to give up on is far too big. Now, let me define that just a bit, not all young players are in this category.

The Pirates are Finding Answers in the Rotation, but the Bullpen and Offense Continue to Fail the Test. Cubs Win 5-0

Experimentation is part of evaluation. Pretty simple concept right? This is why you see weird lineup spots, players posting up in spots they’ve never played and I’m not even bringing young guys learning their craft into the conversation.