MiLB and Player Development are Undergoing Quite a Change

The Pittsburgh Pirates are losing two MiLB affiliates as of this post, the Morgantown, West Virginia Black Bears and the Bristol Pirates. Tell people you’re taking something they love away and sit back an wonder why they take it badly.

Sports Constantly Evolve, So Why Do We Always Hate the Changes?

Sports are a huge part of my life and every sport I watch has changed rules and style of play over the years. For some changes there aren’t any hard and fast points where you can say the switch flipped. For others rule changes prompted the seismic shift in our games.

Friday Focus – Not All Games are Postponed in MLB

Here we are. Entering June and still no agreement to get back to the business of baseball. The two sides have effectively injured themselves, primarily with self-inflicted wounds as we’ve watched them step in it time and again. Sure, we aren’t playing baseball, but both sides are absolutely playing games. My personal favorite is Chicken.Continue reading “Friday Focus – Not All Games are Postponed in MLB”

Friday Focus – Is the Cap Itself a Casualty?

Three of America’s four major sports leagues have a salary cap in place, MLB of course being the outlier. If you’ve read my work for a while now you are no doubt aware how I feel about that, but just in case, I think a salary cap is needed to even the playing field in MLB and not just for the Pirates.

Friday Focus – All Draft Systems are Not Created Equal

Of all major North American sports, baseball has probably the hardest to swallow draft system. Who is this guy? When will he make it to the majors? What position will he play? These are all questions that most fans have when they see who their MLB club picked.