Today, let’s look at some candidates and discuss the likelihood that the Bucs could extend any of them.
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 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.
I know, I know, it’s incredibly early for this, but I believe we can do this anyway. Couple reasons, first I feel fairly confident that if they bring in a starter, it won’t be a better option than what is currently here, and on top of that I don’t see the Pirates making a whole lot of moves this off-season to the starting pitching.
When you get to this point in a season slipping into hopelessness is all too easy. Things that looked promising start to look like land mines and part of you gets angry when that guy you want gone does something well.
Almost every day, I get asked this question and most of the time I brush it aside. It’s obvious right? They aren’t good enough. Well, that’s certainly part of the equation but as with almost every aspect of this beautiful game, it’s not that simple. Today, let’s dive in and really try to answer the question.