Joe Musgrove was a good pitcher here in Pittsburgh. Well, by the end he was a good pitcher. The road to that moniker, ‘good’, was a familiar one for Pirates fans.
When they say all options are on the table, they weren’t kidding and it’s not just the trades, it’s the international signings, the waiver pick ups, the Rule 5 pick ups and soon, yes it could also be extensions.
For one thing, being wrong in this business is par for the course. I didn’t believe anyone would trade for Jameson Taillon without seeing him pitch or more importantly stay healthy for a stretch.
In 2010 the Pittsburgh Pirates selected a stud right handed pitcher straight out of high school in Texas named Jameson Taillon and while nobody could justifiably call him a bust he certainly has had a rocky and injury plagued career.
Sure, calling the baseball offseason the silly season doesn’t work as well as it used to. There was a time when the flurry of activity and overreaction lined up perfectly with election time but it’s hard to relate the two after what we’ve witnessed in 2020.