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.
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Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington
When I hear general managers from around Major League Baseball talk, I always take much of what they say with a grain of salt; all while trying to read between the lines or concentrating on key words in an attempt to interpret the message they might be trying to convey. Sometimes they give you aContinue reading “Apparently It’s Not All About The Benjamins For Cherington”
Big Joe Musgrove Goes Home for a Haul of Prospects
By now you all heard the news, Joe Musgrove has been traded to the San Diego Padres in a three team deal that brought 5 prospects back to the Pirates. I’m not going to sugar coat it, this doesn’t help the 2021 Pirates in any way, in fact it’s a big blow. That said, I’ll equally state strongly, this was not a decent return, this was an excellent return.
Don’t Be Shocked if Joe Musgrove is the Only Other Move Before the Season
Now, before we dig in on this please don’t confuse this with the team feeling they’re competitive or asking far too much for assets, no, this is more about reading the tea leaves and making some assumptions based on what the market is telling us.
2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh
At the end of the 2020 season, the Baseball Writers Association of America voted for a few awards when it came to the Pittsburgh Pirates. The awards were the Clemente Award, which signifies the Pirates MVP for the whole season, as well as the Steve Blass Award, which is awarded to the best Pirates pitcherContinue reading “2020 Season in Review: Best Hitter and Pitcher in Pittsburgh”
Pirates Trade Rumors, Proposals and the Art of Buzz
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.
An Odd Situation for the Pirates
So, what happened here? What is the league seeing that the Pirates clearly didn’t benefit from? More importantly, what could this mean for 2021?
What Can The Pirates Expect To Get Back If Big Joe Goes?
For anyone who follows the Pittsburgh Pirates, even casually, it has become abundantly clear that Joe Musgrove has emerged as one of the leaders within the clubhouse at PNC Park. From welcoming Derek Shelton to Pittsburgh with a Primant’s Brothers sandwich, to being the one that reaches out when a new guy joins the teamContinue reading “What Can The Pirates Expect To Get Back If Big Joe Goes?”
The MLB Free Agent Market Has Broken Its Seal
The Toronto Blue Jays signed Robbie Ray and it starts to put clues on the record to help us understand the market. The agreement is 8 Million for 1 year and it shows us how both players and organizations might be thinking.
Pirates Fall 8-2 to Cubbies in Error-filled Contest
There probably isn’t a more important storyline to tonight’s ball game beyond Joe Musgrove returning to the mound.