Tomorrow begins the International Signing Period, which was postponed from its originally scheduled start date of July 2, 2020. Prior to the delay, and even since then, the Pirates have found themselves linked to Former Top 10 International Prospect, #11 OF Shalin Polanco, who is estimated to receive a $2.5 million signing bonus. There haveContinue reading “The Pirates Need To Explore Every Avenue”
As I enter my fifth decade of being a Pittsburgh Pirates Fan, I have noticed there is one thing that makes a large section fanbase become irate at its very mention; outside the very existence of Bob Nutting. The word prospect has embodied a positive connotation when used in any other context throughout history. However,Continue reading “41 Year Old Pirates Fan Drowns His Sorrows In IC Lights After Continuous Mention Of Prospects”
Yesterday the Cleveland Indians, soon to be Cleveland Something Else, made the entirely expected move of trading Francisco Lindor. Cleveland exploded on their owners the Dolan’s as they moved a cool 40 million plus off their payroll as they also included Carlos Carrasco in exchange for 4 prospects from the New York Mets.
As a fan who watches most, if not all of the Pittsburgh Pirates games in any given season, I go into every year and actually each individual game wanting the same thing; for my team to win. I know these are not realistic expectations, and at times borders on insanity, but I maintain these aspirationsContinue reading “Another Year Of Individual Development, Instead Of Team Results”
Yesterday marked the beginning of the first full week of the MLB off-season in the new year; a time of new beginnings and resolutions, along with hopeful optimism, no matter how realistic any of these might be in the long term. For Pittsburgh Pirates Fans the 2020 season, and the few months that followed, wereContinue reading “New Year, Ne….Never mind, It’s The Pirates”
The past few days all Major League Baseball transactions trackers have been on high alert as rumors quickly began to swirl and permeate, ultimately resulting in a flurry of moves, which quickly transformed the Hot Stove from a slow simmer to a rapid boil. Over a twenty-four hour span the San Diego Padres acquired bothContinue reading “Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Are Experiencing Full Fledged Trade Envy”
It’s the day after Christmas and we are finally over the hump in between potentially guaranteed moves and/or transactions during what had been a less than active off-season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the rest of MLB for that matter, prior to the Christmas Eve Trade of Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals. It isContinue reading “More Pittsburgh Pirates Moves Are Upcoming”
We speculated, we guessed, we tried to find landing spots and finally, one of them panned out. Today the Pirates made a Christmas Eve move sending Josh Bell to the Washington Nationals for two pitching prospects.
‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through PNC Park, not a creature was stirring especially without Kyle Stark. Cleats and gloves were hung in their lockers with care, in hopes that Opening Day soon would be there. The Pirates Fans were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of transactions danced in theirContinue reading “‘Twas The Night Before Christmas: Pirates Edition”
The year is 2023 and it’s opening day for Major League Baseball for the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Ke’Bryan Hayes is gearing up to take a run at winning his third Gold Glove and Silver Slugger in a row, as Liover Pegeuro and Nick Gonzalez field grounders from 1st Baseman Mason Martin. In theContinue reading “A Glimpse Into The Future Of The Pittsburgh Pirates”