Those moves aside the Pirates have until right after the World Series to make some moves and unless something very unforeseen happens they will lose someone they don’t want to lose.
There is something calming about your baseball team hitting. At the end of the day, it won’t erase what’s happened but it sure makes watching more fun. Let’s talk about a few things going on and see if we can’t jump start our thought process on this overcast Sunday Morning shall we? 1. Why Don’tContinue reading “Five Pirates Thoughts”
Last night Keone Kela was taken out of the game five pitches in to his outing. Up five runs in the ninth, Kela was clearly not pitching in a save situation but the Pirates desperately need to get him on the mound and in the minds of scouts.
Sometimes it gets boring talking about the trade deadline in a normal year, its quite possible this season is worse because we have no idea what teams around the league are really thinking.
It’s starting to feel like this will be a theme as we go through the season, journalists notice a player hasn’t been on the field, and inquire as to where he might be. Coaches answer with a vague confirmation that the player was indeed not there. That’s it, end of story.
Trades and rumors of trades is almost as much a part of baseball fandom as hot dogs and Cracker Jack. People love to propose them, dissect them and forecast the results, it’s fun and it makes something that typically could be a painful moment as a fan more palatable.
The Pirates went through a nearly complete upheaval of the management team after the 2019 season as everyone knows, and they continued that process last week as Ben Cherington cut ties with many front office employees that were extended prior to the ousting of Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly.
The agreement in principal between MLB and MLBPA yesterday on a safety package for restarting brought plenty of news, poison pills and interesting changes to the game, today we’re going to focus on the trade deadline and what it could mean for our Pittsburgh Pirates.
This deal had to happen one way or another, plain and simple. If the season starts late, that causes a set of questions. If the season is cancelled, yet another set. Play 80, yup, you guessed it another set still. The two sides did their very best to plan for all scenarios and create theContinue reading “MLB and the Players Union Strike a Deal to Resume the Season – What Does it Mean?”
One of the most interesting things that could come from shortening the season is either the actual, or perceived elimination of the MLB Trade Deadline.